Style in Poems by Rabindranath Tagore (Quiz)

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A metaphor makes a comparison

A. that is between two unlike things.

What is the effect of the author’s use of apostrophe in the poem "85"?

D. It engages readers by addressing them directly.

What do you call language that appeals to the senses and creates an impression?


What is the effect of the figurative language in these lines?

The personification suggests that past happiness can last a long time.

Which line most directly states the speaker’s feelings in "Song VII" by Rabindranath Tagore?

"My poet’s vanity dies in shame before thy sight."

The imagery used in the lines allows the reader to

B. imagine the sounds of the bees and laughter.

Which of these are metaphors? Check all that apply.

– She is the sun of my sky. – Life is a roller coaster.

By directing the questions in the poem to a bride, the author makes the reader
-visualize the setting of the wedding.
-reflect on what the bride is going through.
-think that the author already knows the answers.
-wonder what the guest must be thinking.

reflect on what the bride is going through.

Read the line from "84" by Rabindranath Tagore.
"Over the green and yellow rice-fields sweep the shadows of the autumn
clouds followed by the swift-chasing sun."

What is the effect of the imagery used in these lines?
-The reader feels how hot the sun was that day.
-The reader can imagine what the night looks like.
-The reader feels like he or she is flying through the field.
-The reader can visualize the fields and the sky.

The reader can visualize the fields and the sky.

Which feature of a lyric poem does the repetition of the word let best illustrate?
-the musical quality
-the single speaker
-the speaker’s emotions
-the long length

NOT the speaker’s emotions

The use of apostrophe in the poem
-creates a detached effect, since the reader is not addressed directly.
-causes the reader to feel alienated if he or she does not have any brothers.
-helps define the speaker’s voice in relation to his "brothers," or community.
-allows the reader to visualize all of the poet’s family and friends.

helps define the speaker’s voice in relation to his "brothers," or community.

Which phrase best illustrates the musical quality of the lyric poem?
-"Ornaments would"
-"our union"
-"thee and me"
-"come between"

"thee and me"

Which line is written in iambic tetrameter?

I try to fall asleep by ten.

I know that I shall meet my fate
Somewhere among the clouds above

—"An Irish Airman Foresees His Death,"
W. B. Yeats

Which statement best describes the effect of meter in the first line of the poem?

The stress on know and fate emphasizes the speaker’s certainty that he will die in combat

The primary purpose behind Roosevelt’s words in this excerpt is to

convince the public of America’s strength.

How does repetition of the phrase "we must" help Roosevelt achieve his purpose?

It encourages the public to act with a united front

Read the excerpt from Roosevelt’s State of the Union address and the poster below it.

As spokesmen for the United States Government, you and I take off our hats to those responsible for our American production—to the owners, managers, and supervisors, to the draftsmen and the engineers, and to the workers—men and women—in factories and arsenals and shipyards and mines and mills and forests—and railroads and on highways.

What is a similarity between the speech and the poster?

Both relay the importance of American industries in the war effort.

What is the effect of the rhetorical language that appears in this poster?

"Early stopping will make a late victory" stresses the idea that having lower levels of production means it will take longer to win the war.

How does the phrase "appetite above patriotism" help Roosevelt achieve his purpose?

It inspires sacrifice by suggesting that making a sacrifice is an act of patriotism.

What are President Roosevelt’s primary purposes in his State of the Union address? Check all that apply.

1 3 5

Read the excerpt from Roosevelt’s State of the Union address and the poster below it.

Fortunately, there are only a few Americans who place appetite above patriotism. The overwhelming majority realize that the food we send abroad is for essential military purposes, for our own and Allied fighting forces, and for necessary help in areas that we occupy.

Both the speech and the poster use

diction to convey their message.

Which is a difference between the speech and the poster?

The poster directly reminds civilians how they can contribute to the war effort, but the speech does not.

The contrast of the white print on the red background is most designed to


Blueberries (my favorite fruit) are delicious on oatmeal.

No revision is needed

Read the lines from "The Gardner" by Rabindranath Tagore.

With a glance of your eyes you could plunder all the wealth of songs struck
from poets’ harps, fair woman!
But for their praises you have no ear, therefore I come to praise you
You could humble at your feet the proudest heads in the world.

The use of apostrophe in the excerpt causes the reader to

A. gain insight into the speaker’s feelings for the woman. wrong B. imagine exactly what the harps would sound like. C. think that the woman has very poor hearing. wrong D. visualize what the "proudest heads in the world" look like.

Speech directed toward someone who is absent or toward a thing that is personified is called

A. apostrophe. B. personification. C. imagery. wrong D. metaphor.

Read "XVIII" by A. E. Housman.

Oh, when I was in love with you,
Then I was clean and brave,
And miles around the wonder grew
How well did I behave.

And now the fancy passes by,
And nothing will remain,
And miles around they’ll say that I
Am quite myself again.

This would be considered a lyric poem because of its

wrong A. long length and musical quality. B. short length and musical quality. wrong C. multiple speakers and short length. D. single speaker and long length.

Which are features of lyric poetry? Check all that apply.

– a full storyline – a musical quality – expression of feelings – long length – thoughts about an event

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