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Posted by Liz on Monday, May 28, 2012 at 6:10pm.

Hi Teachers, will you please check my answers?


1. The speaker’s use of many exclamation points and imperative statements in “Beat! Beat! Drums!” helps readers feel the tone’s
humor.
urgency. <---
quiet calm.
high spirits.


2. With what kind of life are the images in the second stanza of “Beat! Beat! Drums!” are usually linked?
the life of animals in the wild
the life of city dwellers <---
the life of farmers and ranchers
the life of the nation’s colonists


3. What emotion does the speaker of “Bivouac on a Mountain Side” express in the poem’s last line?
his awe at the starry sky above the camp <---
his fear for the camp’s safety.

his pride in the soldiers’ achievement.

his desire to rest by one of the campfires.


4. What does Whitman’s description of the autumn farmlands in Ohio symbolize in “Come Up from the Fields Father”?
wrath and grief
suffering and loss
riches and influence <---
abundance and energy


5. With the conclusion of "Come Up from the Fields Father," Whitman shows that Pete's mother
demands revenge for her son's death.

has shown great strength and resiliency.

does not know what happened to her son.

has been devastated by her son's death. <---



6. In "Reconciliation," the speaker of the poem is a(n)
old friend of the dead man.

soldier and former enemy of the dead man.<---

murderer who recently killed the dead man.

unforgiving person with no sympathy for the dead man.



7. Rupert Brooke's "The Soldier" was written in response to the outbreak of
the Civil War.

World War I <---

World War II.

the Vietnam War.



8. The patriotism of the speaker in "The Soldier" gives a poem about dying in battle a(n) uplifting tone <---

humorous tone.

angry tone.

unclear tone.



9. In Walt Whitman's "Come Up from the Fields Father," what is the purpose of the following final two lines of the first stanza?
(Smell you the smell of grapes on the vines?
Smell you the buckwheat where the bees were lately buzzing?)

to appeal to the readers' desire to be a part of this idyllic scene

to use sensory language to create a peaceful setting that is about to be disrupted <---

to remind the soldier of what he has left behind at home

to create a mental picture for readers of the devastation that war wreaks on the land



10. "In Flanders Fields" is a poem in which the speaker
does not understand why he has died.

passionately hates war and its violence.

recalls his lovely childhood in England.

believes in war and in his army's cause <---



11. The first stanza of “Dulce et Decorum Est” uses imagery and similes in the first stanza to depict
tired, spent soldiers <---
daring, strong soldiers.
lost, mourned soldiers.
defeated, overwhelmed soldiers.


12. How does the speaker in Wilfred Owen’s “Dulce et Decorum Est” feel about people who romanticize war and celebrate its violence?
He admires them.
He agrees with them.
They amuse him.
They disgust him <---


13. Both the title of Stephen Crane’s “War Is Kind” and the speaker’s contention that death in war should be not grieved are
ironic <---
symbolic.
personified.
exaggerated.


14. By referring to the flag as the "unexplained glory" flying above the heads of those soldiers who die in "War Is Kind," Stephen Crane suggests that
there is nobility to sacrificing for one's life for one's country.

only soldiers are victims of the violence of war.

no one who has witnessed war can fully explain it to others.

there is no good reason to lose one's life for one's country <----



15. Sara Teasdale’s “There Will Come Soft Rains” conveys nature’s beauty as independent of humans in a poem composed of
rhyming couplets.<---
iambic pentameter.
dialogue between nature and man.
ballad stanzas.

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