Poetry of William Blake

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In "The Tyger," what is offered as contrast to the tiger?

the lamb

The speaker’s attitude toward the tiger can best be described as —


The imagery used in "The Tyger" suggests that the tiger could be

a force of enlightenment

The speaker in "The Tyger" is

an adult

In Blake’s poem "The Tyger," "the forests of the night" most clearly suggest the

chaos and confusion of living.

The speaker wonders if the tiger’s creator —

feels pride in creation

The speaker in "The Tyger" imagines the creature as having been made in a —

blacksmith’s forge

In the fourth stanza of "The Tyger," the creation of the tiger is associated with


In "The Tyger" the stars probably symbolize —


In these lines from "The Tyger," what is Blake most likely suggesting that overcame the stars?


The symmetry of "The Tyger" is enhanced by the —

repetition of the first stanza

The tone of "The Lamb" is

innocent and childlike

A central idea of "The Lamb" is the

kindness of the creator.

The speaker in "The Lamb" describes Christ as a —


Which word best describes the mood of the above illustration accompanying "The Lamb"?


In "The Lamb" the speaker’s questions refer to the lamb’s —


What type of poetry is "The Lamb"?


In "The Lamb," God is mainly portrayed as a


Whom does Blake refer to as "He" in "The Lamb"?

the Creator

In the poem "The Lamb," the lamb is used to symbolize what religious figure?


Which is an abstract idea symbolized by the lamb in Blake’s poem "The Lamb"?


In "The World Is Too Much With Us," the speaker believes that —

worldly striving wastes people’s talents and energy

In "The World Is Too Much with Us," people are "out of tune" with


"The world is too much with us" means that —

material concerns get in the way of people’s appreciation of deeper things

The allusions in "The World Is Too Much with Us" refer to —

Greek gods

Instead of losing his connection to nature, the speaker would "rather be / A Pagan." A pagan is someone who —

worships nature

Poets generally use allusion to __________.

deepen a poem’s meaning

Wordsworth uses allusions to emphasize the speaker’s connection to —

the sea

In line 4, the speaker says, "We have given our hearts away." What is he referring to?

The lack of true emotional richness in our lives

In "The World Is Too Much with Us," what accounts for people’s being "out of tune"?

their over-involvement with economic aspects of life

The speaker of "The World Is Too Much with Us" believes that if he were a pagan, he would be

more responsive to nature.

Throughout "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner," the mariner maintains a tone of

fresh horror and awe.

Which line from "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" contains alliteration, consonance, and internal rhyme?

"In mist or cloud, on mast or shroud . . ."

At different times throughout "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner," the albatross symbolizes

luck, nature, and guilt.

What happens to the Mariner whenever he tells his tale?

His anguished soul at last finds relief.

After killing the albatross, the Mariner realizes that the bird —

had been guiding the ship

The redemption of the Mariner occurs when he

blesses the water snakes.

The crew finally views the bird’s death as the cause of a —


The dice game between Death and Life-in-Death in "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" suggests that

universal forces are not guided by reason.

Which of these lines from "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" contains internal rhyme?

"Ah wretch! said they, the bird to slay . . ."

In the stanza beginning on line 12, the speaker describes the pleasure-dome as —

haunted and wild

The pleasure-dome exists

on land, completely surrounded by walls and towers.

In "Kubla Khan," which of the following is true of the sacred river in the poem?

It flows into a sea.

The speaker’s vision suddenly changes with the image of the —

damsel with the dulcimer

The speaker believes that, if he could "revive" within him the Abyssinian maid’s song, he would be capable of

recreating the pleasure-dome.

In "Kubla Khan," Coleridge uses alliteration to create —

an enchanted mood

The pleasure-dome is situated —

amid forests, hills, gardens, and chasms

The speaker in "Kubla Khan" describes a —

vision he has had

Which sentence states an important theme of "Kubla Khan"?

Nature has supernatural powers.

In lines 15-16, "As e’er beneath a waning moon was haunted / By woman wailing for her demon-lover!," alliteration is found in the words —

waning, woman, wailing

The final image of "Kubla Khan" is that of the

poet feverish with inspiration.

What is unusual about the sacred river Alph?

It goes underground.

The dominant image used in the middle of the poem is the image of —

a river bursting from underground

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