Literature Questions

Topics: Modernism, Henry James, Poetry / Pages: 11 (1160 words) / Published: Jul 20th, 2014
Which of the following words from the poem “Home Burial” give the reader insight into the relationship between the man and woman? Mark all that apply.
Select one or more:
a. opening
b. mounting
c. arguing
d. shrinking
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The correct answer is: mounting, shrinking
Question 2
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The poem “The Weary Blues,” by Langston Hughes, focuses on all but the following elements of modernism:
Select one or more:
a. fragmentary nature of thought
b. erasing the disctinction between high and low art
c. using the first person voice
d. subjectivity
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The correct answer is: fragmentary nature of thought, subjectivity
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List the three major ideas discussed in Klages's essay in the order in which they appear in history.
Select one:
a. modernity, modernism, and postmodernism
b. postmodernism, modernity, and modernism
c. modernsim, postmodernism, and modernity
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The correct answer is: modernity, modernism, and postmodernism
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Which of the following is true of the Hughes poem “I, Too”?
Select one or more:
a. It parodies another poem by a well-know American poet.
b. It shares a refrain with another poem by a well-known American poet.
c. It is a response to another poem by a well-known American poet.
d. It agrees with another poem by a well-known American poet.
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The correct answer is: It shares a refrain with another poem by a well-known American poet., It is a response to another poem by a well-known American poet.
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According to the textbook Billy Collins' poetry is all of the following except:
Select one:
a. playful
b. trivial
c. measured
d. formal
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The correct answer is: trivial
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