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Modernist Poetry: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. In the poem The Bridge by Hart Crane, what does the Brooklyn Bridge symbolize?

Question 2 2. How are the opening lines of T. S. Eliot's The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock meant to affect the reader?

Question 3 3. What is iambic pentameter?

Question 4 4. How does Robert Lowell use confessional poetry in his poem 'To Speak of Woe That is in Marriage' ?

Question 5 5. T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land is divided into five main sections. Which of the following is NOT a section?

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Question 6 6. Which T.S. Eliot poem contains the famous lines, This is the way the world ends / Not with a bang but a whimper?

Question 7 7. How did E.A. Robinson change the language of poetry?

Question 8 8. Which of the following is NOT a reason that Robert Frost's poems are considered modernist?

Question 9 9. Why did Hart Crane disagree with T. S. Eliot?

Question 10 10. Why is Edna St. Vincent Millay's poem 'First Fig' considered to be modernist?

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Question 11 11.

In T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land, the following lines are an example of which Modernist device?

'What are you thinking of? What thinking? What? / I never know what you are thinking. Think.' I think we are in rats' alley / Where the dead men lost their bones.'

Question 12 12. Why is the use of language in H.D.'s Oread considered unique?

Question 13 13. In the poem 'Deacon Taylor' from The Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters, why was Deacon Taylor a hypocrite?

Question 14 14. What was the focus of modernist poetry?

Question 15 15. Which event in T.S. Eliot's life brought about the change in his poetic style and subject matter seen in the poem Ash Wednesday (1930) and the play Murder in the Cathedral (1935)?

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Question 16 16. Why was E.E. Cummings an innovative poet?

Question 17 17. Which topic did Edna St. Vincent Millay write about most often?

Question 18 18. Which of the following is NOT one of the ways that 'Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird' by Wallace Stevens is an imagist poem?

Question 19 19. Which of the following is a theme of E. A. Robinson's poem 'Richard Cory'?

Question 20 20. Which line (or lines) from T. S. Eliot's 'The Waste Land' may offer an explanation of the poem's disjointed structure and inclusion of countless snippets of other texts?

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Question 21 21. Why did Robert Frost title his most famous poem 'The Road Not Taken'?

Question 22 22. In T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets (1942), which poem is about water?

Question 23 23. All of the following are confessional poets, EXCEPT for _____.

Question 24 24. Why does Edna St. Vincent Millay compare her lovers to a flock of birds in 'What Lips My Lips Have Kissed'?

Question 25 25. To which movement of literature does T. S. Eliot's The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock most closely belong?

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Question 26 26. ABAB is an example of a rhyme scheme where _____.

Question 27 27. Which of the following is a theme of 'Buffalo Bill's/defunct' by E.E. Cummings ?

Question 28 28. Hart Crane's The Bridge is considered to be a response to which influential poem by T. S. Eliot?

Question 29 29. Why is T.S. Eliot's Tradition in the Individual Talent controversial?

Question 30 30. Free verse is poetry _____.

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