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Poetry Final Exam Essay

Directions: Answer the questions below. Use full sentences when applicable.

1.
Give two examples of each of the following elements of poetry from the poems you have read in Units 4, 5, and 6.

Metaphor:
“I wandered lonely as a cloud”
“By the side of the pale-faced moon.”

Simile:

“Nothing but a hot Swish of strings like silk Ten feet out.” “This bundle of clothes I wash and hang and wash again like flags we share, a country so close no one needs to name it”

Personification:

“The seven days war that put the world to sleep”
“The tractors lie about our fields”

Onomatopoeia:

“Ball goes in (thwack) to mitt, and goes out (thwack) back to mitt.” “Sometimes ball gets hit (pow) when bat meets it.”

Imagery:

“Sokoya, I said, looking through the net of wrinkles into wise black pools of her eyes.” “A shade of feeling rippled the wind-tanned skin.”

Sensory Language:

“This bed whose covers I straighten smoothing edges till blue quilt fits brown blanket and nothing hangs out.” “Outside was a scene of total destruction. Their house was gone, a few planks in its place.”

Rhyme:

“Ten thousand eyes were on him as he rubbed his hands with dirt, five thousand tongues applauded when he wiped them on his shirt.” “Maggie and milly and molly and may went down to the beach (to play one day)”

Alliteration:

“When to the sessions of sweet silent thought I summon up remembrance of things past, I sigh the lack of many a thing I sought, And with old woes new wail my dear times waste” “His brow is deeply lined with thought, his head is highly domed; His coat is dusty from neglect, his whiskers are uncombed. He sways his head from side to side, with movements like a snake.”

Assonance:

“Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim.” “Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter.”

Consonance:

“Thrilled me—filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before” “Eagerly I wished the morrow—vainly I had tried to borrow from my books surcease of sorrow.”

Repetition:

“There was ease in Casey’s manner as he stepped into his place, There was pride in Casey’s bearing and a smile on Casey’s face.” “To the swinging and the ringing Of the bells, bells, bells, Of the bells, bells, bells, bells.”

2.
Cite examples from the texts you’ve read in Units 4, 5, and 6 to briefly explain the answers to the Big Questions.
A. Unit 4: How does communication change us?

Communication allows us to transfer information between each other and comprehend what we are being told. Communication it what allows us to feel what we feel and perceive things the way we do.

B. Unit 5: Do our differences define us?

Difference makes everyone individuals; nobody is absolutely the same because of differences. Sometimes our differences cause feuds, arguments, and controversies. Everyone is their own person due to differences and that what makes us the people we are.

C. Unit 6: Do heroes have responsibilities?

Heroes make important choices and selflessly get involved when others might stand back. Heroes have follower and those followers follow their actions. If heroes don’t have responsibility’s there giving others the idea that it’s okay to not have them.

Discuss the role of conflict in three of the texts you read in Units 4, 5, or 6.

4.

Discuss the role of allusions in three of the texts you read in Units 4, 5, or 6.

“I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales1 and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils;”

“Forsythia-forays and hydrangea-raids Were but preliminaries to a war Against the great-grandfathers of the town, So freshly lopped and maimed. They struck and struck again, And with each elm a century went down.”

“The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls; He watches from his mountain walls, And like a thunderbolt he falls.”

5.

Is satire an effective method of conveying a message? Explain your opinion using examples from the satirical texts you read during Unit 5.

Being sarcastic in text can often be misinterpreted for being the truth rather than sarcasm itself. “Although a satire may make readers laugh, it may also aim to correct the flaws that it criticizes.” Depending on whom the reader is satire writing can be a very good way to convey a message or a unproductive way to get your message across.


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