Poetry Questions

Week 2 Poetry Quiz


Please answer all the questions below in full, grammatically sound sentences. Do not quote the textbook when defining terms; rather, put the definition in your own words. Use examples/quotes to back up your points where applicable.


  1. Define the word diction and offer an example of formal and informal diction from this week’s reading.





  1. Define tone and explain the tone of one of the works read this week.




  1. Define denotation and offer an example of the term.




  1. Define connotation and offer an example of the term.





  1. Offer an example of imagery used to describe the grandmother in Parker’s “Snapping Beans.”


  1. What diction does Hayden use in “Those Winter Sunday’s” to describe the difficulties of the father’s life?






  1. How would you define the tone of Updike’s “Dog’s Death” and why?





  1. Explain the use of personification in “Poetry Should Ride the Bus”?





  1. What is the theme of “Poetry Should Ride the Bus”?





  1. Which of the poems do you most connect to and why?

Last Updated on March 20, 2018

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