Poetry for 9th Grade: Homework Help Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Why did the people of Emily Dickinson's hometown disapprove of her?

Question 2 2. To whom is Shakespeare's Sonnet #18 addressed?

Question 3 3. In Shakespeare's Sonnet #18, how is the subject's beauty described?

Question 4 4. How are most Emily Dickinson poems identified?

Question 5 5. In a poem, the _____ is its literal meaning and _____ is what it implies.

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Question 6 6. Which of the following poetry techniques did Emily Dickinson use in her poems?

Question 7 7. Emily Dickinson used _____to illustrate how we are all interrelated.

Question 8 8. Which of the following is the title of one of Spenser's famous sonnet cycles?

Question 9 9. Edgar Allan Poe was of the opinion that all parts of the writing process should be intentional, this writing method is called _____.

Question 10 10. Which of the following is NOT one of the reasons Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poetry was popular during his time?

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Question 11 11. How did Longfellow change Paul Revere's story in order to transform the historical Revere into an appropriate hero for his poem?

Question 12 12. What is theme is addressed in 'When I Was One-and-Twenty' and what is it most likely a response to?

Question 13 13. Shakespeare's Dark Lady sonnets are known for which of the following?

Question 14 14. Which of the following statements about the Emily Dickinson poem Because I could not stop for Death is TRUE?

Question 15 15. What is analyzing a poem for its rhythm and meter known as?

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Question 16 16. A.E. Housman was known for his lyrical poetry. A lyric poem is:

Question 17 17. Why did Spenser write 'The Faerie Queene'?

Question 18 18. A.E. Housman's collection of 63 poems entitled A Shropshire Lad directly expresses...

Question 19 19. Ben Jonson created a large collection of plays, masques and poems during his career which contained all of the following elements except

Question 20 20. Upon whose legends did Spenser base 'The Faerie Queene'?

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Question 21 21. A.E. Housman was a British poet best known for his lyric poetry that often expressed his pessimistic views. What life experiences most likely contributed to his negative outlook?

Question 22 22.

What poetic device is demonstrated in this line taken from The Raven?


'Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before'

Question 23 23. According to 20th century literary critics, how do Ben Jonson and William Shakespeare differ?

Question 24 24. How was Longfellow influenced by the Romantic period?

Question 25 25. Ben Jonson is a contemporary of which titan of English literature?

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Question 26 26. How is a Shakespearean sonnet divided?

Question 27 27. What style of writing was Shakespeare primarily known for?

Question 28 28. Which of the following works of Ben Jonson's did Samuel Taylor Coleridge refer to as one of the most perfect plots in all of literature?

Question 29 29. In what meter are most of Shakespeare's sonnets written?

Question 30 30. During which period did Spenser write?

Poetry for 9th Grade: Homework Help Chapter Exam Instructions

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