HELP Voices in Verse Unit Test: Closed Book

"President Lincoln’s Declaration of Emancipation, January 1, 1863"
by Frances E. W. Harper

1 It shall flash through coming ages,
2 It shall light the distant years;
3 And eyes now dim with sorrow
4 Shall be brighter through their tears.

5 It shall flush the mountain ranges,
6 And the valleys shall grow bright;
7 It shall bathe the hills in radiance,
8 And crown their brows with light.

9 It shall flood with golden splendor
10 All the huts of Caroline;
11 And the sun-kissed brow of labor
12 With lustre new shall shine.

13 It shall gild the gloomy prison,
14 Darkened by the nation's crime,
15 Where the and patient millions
16 Wait the better-coming time.

17 By the light that gilds their prison
18 They shall see its mouldering key;
19 And the bolts and bars shall vibrate
20 With the triumphs of the free.

21 Though the morning seemed to linger
22 O'er the hill-tops far away,
23 Now the shadows bear the promise
24 Of the quickly coming day.

25 Soon the mists and murky shadows
26 Shall be fringed with crimson light,
27 And the glorious dawn of freedom
28 Break refulgent on the sight.

1. In the first stanza, which lines rhyme? (1 point)
lines 1 and 3
lines 2 and 4
lines 3 and 4
lines 6 and 8***

2. An example of literal description in the poem is (1 point)
the sun brightening valleys.
an audience being moved by a speech.
the words of the president being relevant for a long time.
shadows falling over the land.***

3. How is the poem an analogy? (1 point)
It reveals the way the Emancipation Proclamation improved Americans’ lives for years, just like the way the sun casts light on the dark Earth.
It shows how learning how something works can make it more clear, just like the way sunlight makes things clear.***
It depicts the way the President wanted everyone to admire the American landscape.
It is about the way the Emancipation Proclamation made people feel stuck, as if they were in prison.

4.Which is the best paraphrase of the second stanza? (1 point)
It will make mountains and valleys bright. The hills will have light shining over their tops.***
The mountain ranges will have water flushed down them. The water will bathe the hills.
The mountain ranges and valleys will grow through time. The hills will look like they are wearing crowns.
The mountains, valleys, and hills are beautiful. They all look lovely in the morning.

5. Which of the following words from the poem has a negative connotation? (1 point)

patient
gilds***
promise

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  1. 1. No. I believe lines 6 and 8 are in the second stanza.
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    3. No.
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