English- Test 1 "Unit 1"

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At the end of EMily Dickinson's poem, "A Bird Came Down the Walk," the poem compares the bird's flight to a ship's sailing and butterflies. What is Dickinson trying to communicate about the bird through these metaphors?

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At the end of EMily Dickinson's poem, "A Bird Came Down the Walk," the poem compares the bird's flight to a ship's sailing and butterflies. What is Dickinson trying to communicate about the bird through these metaphors?

She's illustrating the bird's flight's elegance and serenity.

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Identify the tenor and the vehicle in the following quotation by Emily Dickinson: "I offered him a Crumb / And he unrolled his feathers / And rowed him softer home-"

tenor- bird flying, vehicle- rowing home

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What effect does Dickinson's use of the pronouns he and his in "A Bird Came Down the Walk" have on the poem?

It elevates the importance of the bird by personifying it.

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WHich of the imaginative comparison techniques studied in Unit 1 most effectively enabled Twain to achieve humor in "What Stumped the Bluejays"?

personification

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What is the theme of "Mother to Son"?

perseverance

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What does light represent in Waller's "The Soul's Dark Cottage"?

Wisdom and strength that comes with old age

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Relate the significance of Waller's having written "The Soul's Dark Cottage" when he was in his eighties.

He is proving that old age doesn't mean incompetence.

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How does the following quotation from John 1 exemplify paradox: "He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me"?

It's a paradox because John is saying that he came before Jesus, but Jesus is preferred because He was before John as part of the Trinity.

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Do the following verses from John 1 contain an example of metonymy or of synecdoche? Explain: "And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth."

Synecdoche- flesh is part of the human body

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True/False- In John 1, the examples of Christ as the Word, the Light, and the Lamb are examples of ”simile”.

False- metaphor

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True/False- In "A Bird Came Down the Walk,"the bird's unrolling its feathers illustrates “metonymy”.

False- synecdoche

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True/False- In "The Spider and the Wasp," Petrunkevitch uses “many examples of metaphor and simile”.

False- one example of metaphors and simile

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True/False- "The Spider and the Wasp" is literature of “information”.

True

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True/False- The following quotation from Twain's "What Stumped the Bluejays" contains a “metaphor”: "Well as last he could hardly flop his wings, he was so tuckered out. He comes a-drooping down, once more, sweating like an ice-pitcher."

False- simile

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True/False- The following quotation from Twain's "What Stumped the Bluejays" contains “paradox”: "'Well, you're a long hole, and a deep hole, and a mighty singular hole altogether- but I've started in to fill you, and I will fill you, if it takes a hundred years!".

False- apostrophe

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True/False- Langston Hughes in his poem "Mother to Son" makes use of a “simile” to communicate his theme.

False- metaphor

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True/False- The following verse form John 1 contains an example of “allegory”: "Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man."

False- implied metaphor

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"The Soul's Dark Cottage" and "Mother to Son" offer either insight or advice from the the perspective of age. Summarize the advices or insight briefly and then judge its value.

With age and weakness come wisdom and strength because of perseverance through hardships. This means we become stronger by facing conflict and learning from our mistakes without giving up.

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"A Bird Came Down the Walk"- What metaphors can be found in the poem? Name the tenor and vehicle for each.

bird's flight compared to ships and butterflies; tenor- the bird, vehicles- ship and butterflies

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"A Bird Came Down the Walk"- Where does Dickinson use synecdoche in the poem?

the feathers unrolled

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What is the thesis in "The Spider and the Wasp"?

the spiders and the wasps exemplify rational and instinctual behaviors

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What imaginative comparison is most used in mark twain's "What Stumped the Bluejays?"

personification which makes it humorous

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Mother to son fits what two imaginative comparisons?

implied and extended metaphors

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What is the Bible's theme?

redemption from sin

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The soul dark cottage uses a ___ about the gains and losses of life

paradox

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What distinguished a simile from a metaphor

like or as is used in similes

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What is the theme of "Mother to Son"?

perseverance

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What is the theme of "The Soul's Dark Cottage"?

wisdom comes from age

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What is the first ever poem?

When Adam saw Eve

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Essay Question: John 1 ends with Jacob's Ladder. How does Jesus relate to this and other metaphors?

Jacob's Ladder connects heaven and the earth, just as Jesus connects man and God when He is compared to the Lamb, the Light of the World, and the Bread of Life.

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allegory

a type of extended metaphor that forms a story with two levels of meaning, a literal and an implied

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theme

a recurring or emerging idea in a work of literature

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an expression in which a related thing stands for the thing itself

metonymy

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using a part of something to stand for the whole

syndecdoche

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giving human characteristics to somethings that is not human

personification

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a speaker or writer directly addressing an absent person, abstraction, or inanimate objects

apostrophe

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a statement that seems to be self-contradictory yet actually makes sense when understood in the right context

paradox

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a type of comparison that draws a striking parallel between two seemingly dissimilar things

conceit

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descriptive words or phrases that appeal to sense perceptions in order to create an impression

imagery

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similarity in the structure of two or more phrases, clauses, or sentences

parallelism

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the use of words whose sounds are pleasant and musical to the ear

euphony

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the use of words that are harsh or dissonant in sound

cacophony

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In a metaphor, the image the tenor of the metaphor is being compared to

vehicle

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metaphors conveyed indirectly

implied metaphor

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a metaphor that is developed beyond a single sentence or comparison

extended metaphor

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in a metaphor, the original subject which the metaphor seeks to describe

tenor

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What are two types of indirect methods of comparison?

metonymy and synecdoche

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What's the difference between literature and writing?

theme

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