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Homework Help: English Poetry Check

Posted by anon on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 6:29pm.

3. What is the rhyme scheme of the following Anne Bradstreet poem?

To Her Father with Some Verses
Most truly honored, and as truly dear,
If worth in me or ought I do appear,
Who can of right better demand the same
Than may your worthy self from whom it came?
The principal might yield a greater sum,
Yet handled ill, amounts but to this crumb;
My stock's so small I know not how to pay,
My bond remains in force unto this day;
Yet for part payment take this simple mite
Where nothing's to be had, kings loose their right.
Such is my debt I may not say forgive,
But as I can, I'll pay it while I live;
Such is my bond, none can discharge but I,
Yet paying is not paid until I die.

(1 point)
a, b, c, d, a, b, c, d, a, b, c, d, a, b
a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, j, k, l, m, n
a, a, b, b, c, c, d, d, e, e, f, f, g, g ~
aa, bb, cc, dd, ee, ff, gg, aa, bb, cc, dd, ee, ff, gg

4. How many couplets are in this poem? (1 point)

5. Which of the following best describes the main theme in this poem? (1 point)
The writer owes money to her father.
The writer greatly respects her father and the way he has raised her.
The writer does not agree with the way her father handles money.
The writer has repaid her father for his good deeds. ~

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