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Homework Help: Literary Analysis and Composition

Posted by Nikki on Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 3:29pm.

could you please help with these questions? In works like "To Build a Fire," Naturalist writers such as Jack London advocated (Points : 5)
trusting entirely in the wisdom and ingenuity of human beings.

respect for the power and wildness of the natural world.

remaining always within the protective boundaries of civilization.

celebrating the lighter side of life in the woods.


2. In James Thurber's story "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," readers gradually discover that the title character (Points : 5)
leads a thrilling life of adventure but longs for a quieter existence.
is outwardly embarrassed or clumsy but is a very different man on the inside.
enjoys his life thoroughly and sees no reason to change it.
understands the necessity of standing up for himself.

3. Which phrase best describes the mood created by the words "and bettyandisabel come dancing / from hop-scotch and jump-rope and / it's / spring" in Cummings’s “In Just-“? (Points : 5)
quiet relaxation
ongoing confusion
hopeless anxiety
joyful animation

4. James Thurber's "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" is written in the limited third-person as a way of (Points : 5)
letting readers know what the other characters are doing when Walter Mitty is daydreaming.

allowing readers to experience Walter Mitty's daydreams more closely.

creating a greater distance between the narrator and the events of the story.

changing the mood of the story.


5. What lesson does the main character of Guy de Maupassant's "The Piece of String" learn, to his sorrow? (Points : 5)
Thieves will blame innocent men to stay out of trouble.
One cannot trust local government officials to be fair.
Some people make up their minds and cannot be swayed by reason or logic.
If one is know to be deceitful, one will not be believed even when telling the truth.

6. At which point in the plot does "The Glass of Milk" reach its climax? (Points : 5)
when the boy eats the wafer and drinks the milk that he cannot afford
when the boy refuses the food the sailor offers him
when the boy becomes aware of his extreme hunger
when the narrator describes the setting of the events

7. Which of the following quotations from Langston Hughes’s short story “Gumption” is an example of dialect? (Points : 5)
“Well, that made the old man mad.”
“Well, they ain’t got no better, leastwise not for colored.”
“You can’t eat gumption.”
“There was no peace at home that morning.”

8. To help readers visualize and relate to autumn in “To Autumn,” John Keats (Points : 5)
uses the first-person point of view to convey his personal response to Autumn.
compares Autumn to the city of London in an extended metaphor.
alliteration, filling the entire poem with –s sounds.
personifies Autumn as a woman to whom he can speak.

9. A poem that uses neither rhyme nor predictable meter is categorized as (Points : 5)
an epic poem.
a free-verse poem.
a narrative poem.
a haiku.

10. Which of the following statements best describes the function of the motif of the falling leaves in Gerard Manley Hopkins's poem "Spring and Fall"? (Points : 5)
The motif of the falling leaves reinforces the idea that everything dies eventually.

The motif of the falling leaves suggests that spring will come again soon.

The motif of the falling leaves brings to mind the beauty of autumn.

The motif of the falling leaves helps the reader see the innocence of youth.


11. Why are words such as dream, lazy, and lullaby fitting in Susan Hartley Swett's poem "July”? (Points : 5)
The words remind readers of the heat of summer.
The words create a comical tone in the poem.
The words suggest fun activities to do on a summer day.
The words match the slow, relaxed pace of a July day.

12. The irony of Hauchecorne’s fate in “The Piece of String” arises from (Points : 5)
his great need to find a piece of string and disappointment when he finally does.
his desperate desire to be believed by people who know him as a liar.
his residence in a town known to be a den of thieves.
his former close friendship with Malandain.

13. Why does Cummings describe the balloonman as "goat-footed” in “In Just-“? (Points : 5)
Cummings is describing the rhythms of free-verse poetry.
Cummings is predicting what will happen to the children.
Cummings is comparing the light-footed children to the balloonman.
Cummings is making an allusion to the Greek god Pan, who charmed creatures of the forest into dancing.

14. "The Lady or the Tiger?" is a unique short story because it has no (Points : 5)
resolution.

rising action.

conflict.

climax.


15. Like most autobiographies, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings uses the ___________ point of view to involve readers more intimately with the story being told. (Points : 5)
first-person
second-person
third-person limited
third-person omniscient

16. The setting of Mark Twain's "A Cub Pilot" (Points : 5)
adds humor to sometimes frightening events that occur on the river.
creates conflict among the characters in the memoir.
has little effect on the events he narrates.
provides an environment replete with specific language and imagery for him to exploit.

17. In “In Just-,” words like mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful (Points : 5)
capture the way the world looks and feels at the start of spring.

demonstrate how dangerous the balloonman might be to the children.

create a high level of suspense in the poem.

force readers to understand the irony of the poem.


I would really appreciate it. Thanks

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