7.4 Poetry Review
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by Lanece Carpenter
| 14 Questions
1
1
How many stanzas are in the poem?
2
1
How many lines are in the poem?
3
1
Circle the key terms and phrases in the question
4
1
In the first stanza, the poet suggests that one reason the poplar is not useful is that it --
loses its leaves in the fall
does not provide much protection for others
does not grow very tall
grows in areas where few other things live
5
1
Circle the key terms/phrases in the question
6
1
The poet uses personification in the fourth stanza to describe the poplar’s attempt to —
attract visitors
remain active
provide directions to others
resist being moved by the wind
7
1
Circle the key terms and phrases in the question
8
1
Line 1 is important to the poem because it helps —
introduce a familiar setting
describe the speaker
create imagery
establish the mood
9
1
Circle the key terms/phrase in the question
10
1
In stanza 2, the poplar is described mainly as —
cautious
envious
curious
arrogant
11
1
Circle the key terms/phrases in the question
12
1
Why is the last stanza important to the poem?
It suggests that the poplar may become a desirable tree.
It shows how a poplar copes with its situation.
It implies that the poplar wants to be a unique tree.
It provides an explanation for the size of a poplar.
13
1
Circle the key words/phrase
14
1
By describing qualities that the poplar lacks, the poet emphasizes —
why the poplar is unappealing to others
how the poplar is affected by its environment
why the poplar grows near different types of trees
how the poplar finds relief from its problem
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