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The Dreams Poetry Quiz
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by Debra Timmons
| 8 Questions
1
5 pts
In "The Dreams," how does the speaker's point of view affect the way he describes the first dream?
The Narrator is recalling a friend's dream; he never met the people or visited the places described
The narrator describes imaginary people and places he imagined while daydreaming
The narrator describes his own dream of people and places from his past; his recollections reveal his fondness for these memories
The narrator describes his own dream of his past; his memories reveal that he has led a lonely unhappy life
2
5 pts
Which of these describes the way this poem is written?
Each stanza is a paragraph about one subject
The second and fourth lines of each stanza rhyme throughout the poem
Every pair of lines includes at least one internal rhyme
The poet uses onomatopoeic words to imitate natural sounds
3
5 pts
In which lines from the poem is the language intended to make the reader feel sad?
And the people that peopled the old-time dream
Were pleasant and fair to see,
The other dream ran fast and free,
As the moon benignly shed
Of battles fought in the cause of right,
And of victories nobly won
For there was triumph in his eyes--
And there were tears in mine
4
5 pts
Which of these is the best summary of the two dreaming experiences described in "The Dreams"?
The father's dream was sorrowful. The son dreamed of future war.
The son's dream left him feeling sad and worried. The father's dream made him look forward to the future.
The son wanted to share the details of his dream. The father did not want to talk about what he dreamed.
The father dreamed of the boy he once was. The son dreamed of the man he hoped to be.
5
5 pts
Which of the following lines shows an example of personification?
And the dreamer he walked with them again
The other dream ran fast and free
When the child is done with play
So from our dreams my boy and I
6
5 pts
How many stanzas are in this poem?
12
4
14
16
7
5 pts
What is the rhyme scheme of this poem?
A,B,A,B
A,B,C,D
A,B,C,B
A,B,B,A
8
5 pts
How do you know that this poem is lyrical?
It does not follow any rules
It has lines and stanzas
It contains figurative language
It has rhythm and rhyme
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