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Modern American Poetry Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Confessional poetry emerged during the _____.

Question 2 2. Of the following, who would you MOST expect to relate to the theme of W.D. Snodgrass's 'Heart's Needle' ?

Question 3 3. All of the following are confessional poets, EXCEPT for _____.

Question 4 4. Harlem Renaissance poet Claude McKay's feelings about America were:

Question 5 5. Claude McKay was famous because:

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Question 6 6. Claude McKay's poem 'If We Must Die' was:

Question 7 7. Why does Hughes use an infected sore to describe what happens to deferred dreams?

Question 8 8. In I, Too, Sing America, what is Hughes saying through the lines They send me to eat in the kitchen/When company comes?

Question 9 9. How does the poem I, Too, Sing America relate to Walt Whitman's poem I Hear America Singing?

Question 10 10. What are Edna St. Vincent Millay's poems about?

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Question 11 11. Why is Edna St. Vincent Millay's poem 'First Fig' considered to be modernist?

Question 12 12. Why does Edna St. Vincent Millay compare her lovers to a flock of birds in 'What Lips My Lips Have Kissed'?

Question 13 13. What is modernist poetry?

Question 14 14. What is a meter in poetry?

Question 15 15. What was the focus of modernist poetry?

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Question 16 16. What is Imagism?

Question 17 17. Why is the use of language in H.D.'s Oread considered unique?

Question 18 18. What is free verse?

Question 19 19. What is the poem '9.' by E.E. Cummings about?

Question 20 20. What does the word defunct mean in the E.E. Cummings poem 'Buffalo Bill's/defunct'?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is a theme of 'Buffalo Bill's/defunct' by E.E. Cummings ?

Question 22 22. Countee Cullen's marriage to whom was a major event?

Question 23 23. In the poem Heritage by Countee Cullen, what gives the speaker inner peace?

Question 24 24. In the poem Heritage by Countee Cullen, the poem's speaker expresses a wish for which figure to be black?

Question 25 25. In Robert Frost's 'The Road Not Taken,' how do the two roads in the poem differ?

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Question 26 26. Why did Robert Frost title his most famous poem 'The Road Not Taken'?

Question 27 27. Which of the following is NOT one of the ways that Robert Frost was a traditionalist?

Question 28 28. Why is Hart Crane described as a modernist romantic?

Question 29 29. In the poem The Bridge by Hart Crane, what does the Brooklyn Bridge symbolize?

Question 30 30. Why is the style of The Bridge by Hart Crane unique?

Modern American Poetry Chapter Exam Instructions

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