Modern Poetry and Poetics
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Question 21 [CLICK ON ANY COICE TO KNOW RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following statements best characterizes American World War II poems?
They tend to use traditional rhyme schemes and rhythms, and they avoid free verse.
They tend to use metaphors and avoid direct descriptive statements.
They tend to use classical imagery while rejecting romantic tropes.
They tend to be narrative and confront the reader with stark wartime realities.
Question 22 [CLICK ON ANY COICE TO KNOW RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following literary devices is most prominent in Gertrude Stein's poem "New"?
Assonance and word repetition
Metaphor and allusion
Question 23 [CLICK ON ANY COICE TO KNOW RIGHT ANSWER]
Ezra Pound's poem "In a Station of the Metro" reads: "The apparition of these faces in the crowd;/ Petals on a wet, black bough." Which of the following statements best characterizes this poem?
It seeks to diminish the distance between society and nature.
It seeks to amplify the distance between society and nature.
It plays with the relationship between the social, natural, and supernatural worlds.
It evokes the beauty of a pastoral scene.
Question 24 [CLICK ON ANY COICE TO KNOW RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following poets would most likely be categorized as a modernist poet?
William Carlos Williams
John Greenleaf Whittier
Question 25 [CLICK ON ANY COICE TO KNOW RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following statements does NOT characterize the poet e. e. cummings?
Ivy League educated
Active pacifist during both world wars
Popularized the use of free verse
A private and self-effacing person
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