9H Poetry Pop Quiz 2 - "Because You Left Me a Handful of Daffodils"
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by Amy Rarrick
| 10 Questions

Because You Left Me a Handful of Daffodils

I suddenly thought of Brenda Hatfield, queen of the 5th grade, Concord Elementary. A very thin, shy girl, almost as tall as Audrey Hepburn (famous actress in the 1950s), but blond. She wore a dress based upon the principle of the daffodil: puffed sleeves, inflated bodice, profusion of frills along the shoulder blades and hemline. A dress based upon the principle of girl as flower; everything unfolding, spilling outward and downward: ribbon, stole, corsage, sash. It was the only thing I was ever Elected. A very short king. I wore a bow tie, and felt Like a third-grader. Even the scent of daffodils you left reminds me. It was a spring night. And escorting her down the runway was a losing battle, trying to march down among the full, thick folds of *crinoline, into the barrage of her father's flashbulbs, wading the backwash of her mother's perfume: scared, smiling, tiny, down at the end of that long, thin, Audrey Hepburn arm, where I was king.
—Max Garland

* stiffened or hooped petticoat worn to make a long skirt stand out.


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Audrey Hepburn


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Read the poem above then choose the best answer for each question. Use proper conventions (spelling, captitalization, punctuation, and grammar).

1. Summarize the poem in 2 - 3 sentences.
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The poem is written in what point of view?
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Audrey Hepburn is an example of a(n) ____________ which is a brief and indirect reference to a person, place, or thing.
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This stanza is an example of ___________________ .
"She wore a dress based upon the principle of the daffodil: puffed sleeves, inflated bodice, profusion of frills along the shoulder blades and hemline."


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The following line is an example of what type of figurative language?
"A dress based upon the principle of girl as flower,"
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The following line is an example of what type of figurative language?
"It was the only thing I was ever Elected. A very short king."
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What type of detail is used in these words?
"Even the scent of daffodils you left reminds me. It was a spring night."
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What type of figurative language is used in the following lines?
"into the barrage of her father's flashbulbs,"
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Tone is a(n) ____________ of a writer toward a subject or an audience.
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What is the tone of this poem?
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