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Kristen Tenglin and Amanda SullivanMultiple Choice Question #46. A. This is not the correct answer because, although the speaker is talking about “[singing]” and references “music”, he does not infer that he is a “musician”. B. “Bridegroom” is the correct answer because the article is implying that “Poverty” is the speaker’s “bride” and “spouse”. The speaker describes the wedding with images of “wine” and “lily-colored clothes” which may refer to the white shade of a bridal gown.C. Although the speaker mentions “primrose” and “lily-colored clothes”, the references to flowers do not indicate that he is a “gardener”. There are not indications that the speaker is physically planting the flowers anywhere in the poem, therefore, he is not “metaphorically” likening himself to a gardener. D. “Laborer” is not the correct answer because there are indications anywhere in the poem that the speaker is doing any work, or labor. E. Even though the speaker mentions“surrender”, this is not referring to the surrender that occurs during wartime. Instead “surrenders” refers to confessions which imply the power of a higher authority. Therefore, “soldier” is not the right answer because the speaker is not likened to one.
A: The whole stanza “shape nothing…eloquent” (lines 5-8) is about silence, however the word “curfew” isn’t specifically about it therefore this is the wrong answer.B: The word “curfew” indirectly refers to someone responding to a higher power “from there where all surrenders come” (line 7), therefore this is the correct answer.C: The whole stanza directly means “what the speaker seeks and what can be attained”, however that is not what “curfew” means making this the wrong answer.D: The “past” and “future” connections are directly referencing our definition of “curfew” which has to do with restrictions on time making this a distracting on time making this a distracting incorrect answer.E: This answer quotes the poem therefore it is too direct.Allison Capprini, Caisey Calabro, Kim Lynch
Amanda Schleicher, Hannah Lavendier, Melanie Huynh, & David AranjoMultiple Choice #38A. This is not the correct answer because the speaker is asking to be serenaded, and not literally "assaulted."B. This is not the correct answer because the speaker is desiring to hear the music, rather than be apprehensive about it.C. This is not the correct answer because the reference to "pastures" is not alluding to religion.D. This is not the correct answer because although the stanza is talking about a presence, it does not address the type of presence.E. This is the correct answer because the stanza is reffering to the sense of sound through the depiction of silence.Multiple Choice Question #43A. This is not the correct answer because it is an exaggeration of the demand for the sweetness.B. This is the correct answer because the speaker is uncertain but is making an educated guess.C. This is not the correct answer because the stanza is focused more on the feelings of the speaker rather than that of the reader.D. This is not the correct answer because there is a lack of emotional intensity in the passage.E. This is not the correct answer because the speaker is not showing ambivalence because he knows precisely what "must be."
Erin Chancey, Ian Mallor, Evan DaSilvaQuestion #3737. The importance of “Silence” (line 1) is established by all of the following EXCEPTA. capitalizing the “s” This answer is wrong because the capitalization of the s makes the word “silence” stand out from the rest of the words since none of the others capitalized. B. alluding to it throughout the poem This is the correct answer because the “Silence” is not alluded to throughout the poem. C. describing it as elected This answer is wrong because it is not normal silence being described in this poem. D. imparting to it human qualities This answer is wrong because using personification makes it stand out from the rest of the poem. E. placing it at the beginning of the poem This answer is wrong because it is true that placing the capitalized “Silence” at the beginning of the poem makes it seem more important than if it had been placed in the middle of it.
Multiple Choice Question #39A. This is an incorrect answer because it refers to the stanza, not the individual word.B. This is the correct answer because the "curfew" is something that "everyone must surrender to." The ultimate spiritual power refers to God.C. This is the incorrect answer because we have already determined the correct answer and does not fit as well as answer b.D. This answer is incorrect as it directly refers to the curfew, when the question asks for indirectly.E. This response is incorrect because curfews have nothing to do with being lovely or dumb or lovely-dumb lips.Multiple Choice Question #44A. This is the incorrect answer because repulsion in context is the exact opposite of what it is to keep something.B. This is not the right answer because exploitation although in essence is keeping something, it is not the keep that the speaker is refering.C. This is the correct answer because sustain and keep are relative synonyms. D. This is not incorrect because although disruption could relate to stir, confusion has nothing to do with keep.E. This is incorrect acquisition and refinement are unrelated to the words in the question.C.
Emily Boockoff, Matt Kelley, Marc DaitchQuestion 41) Which of the following best paraphrases the meaning of line 12?A)Confound true visionB)Delights the spiritC)Demands visual acuityD)Emits intense lightE)Maintains the simplicity of visionA) A is the correct answer because the line “coils, keeps, and teases simple sight” means to confuse normal sight. To “confound true vision”, means to confuse your visual acuity.B) B is incorrect because the previous line, “this ruck and reel which you remark” translates to this commotion that you speak of, followed by “coils, keeps, and teases simple sight” which means it teases regular vision. Answer B has nothing to do with vision.C) C is the original answer we picked. The question asks for the BEST paraphrase, so although this is close, it is not as close as A. In context, “coils, keeps, and teases simple sight” means directly to confuse vision. Although it can mean to demand vision, it means to confuse more closely.D) D is incorrect because, as with B, the last line “coils, keeps, and teases simple sight” has to do with sight. Emits intense light has nothing to do with sight.E) E is incorrect because in the line, even without context, it says “teases simple sight”. This would mean that the simplicity of vision is not maintained.
Joshua Willis, Mike Adler and Dalton Weir 40. Which of the following best conveys the meaning of the word “uncreated” (line 10)? A. Nascent- (used as a distracter that forces the reader to question the credibility of the correct answer) B. Mortal-(while they have a connection to “uncreated” it doesn’t best fit the context of the sentence) C. Internal- (best fit in the context of the sentence, “double dark” (Line 9) suggests an internal connotation) D. Imperfect--(while they have a connection to “uncreated” it doesn’t best fit the context of the sentence) E. Amorphous-(used as a distracter that forces the reader to question the credibility of the correct answer)44. The words “stir” and “keep” (line 18) convey which of the following? A. Attraction and repulsion- (“stir” and “keep” aren’t meant to be opposite like attraction and repulsion) B. Excitement and Exploitation- (has some relevance but not as good of an answer as c) C. Stimulation and sustenance- (the nostrils refer to a stimulation of smell) D. Disruption and confusion- (no suggestion towards either term) E. Acquisition and refinement- (stir and acquisition have no relation)
Steve Burrill, Kristen Macgray, Kathleen Ledbetter, Amanda Muurphy, Daniel Robert KehoeMultiple Choice Question #39.A. Although the speaker is talking about "silence" throughout the excerpt, the word "curfew" does not describe the silence. B. The idea of the "curfew" being an "ultimate spiritual power" is correct because the speaker is indirectly connecting the affect of a curfew and how it influences people to obey an almost non-existent obligation. C. There is a relation to "curfew" and what the speaker "seeks" and "what can actually be attained"which symbolizes break in time which is what "curfew" directly means. D. There is a relation to "curfew" and the speakers "past" and "future" but this is a direct reference, whereas we are looking for an indirect relation.E. The "lovely-dumb" lips and "eloquence" were directly referenced in the passage therefore it cannot be the correct answer because it is not an indirect connection.
Amanda Murphy, Kate Ledbetter, Kristen MacGray, Steve Burrill, Dan KehoeMultiple Choice #38A. This is not correct because it is not saying they want to be "assaulted."B. This isn't the right answer because they actually want to hear the music.C. This is not correct because the language does not pertain to religion.D. This is not correct because it does not clarify the type of presence in the stanza.E. This is correct because the stanza includes the silence through sound.
Brianna Barrows, Emily Christy, Katie Durst, & Susan MeyerMultiple Choice Question #37.A. This is not the correct answer because, it does capitalize the "S." It calls importance to something that is not normally paid attention to. B. "Alluding to it throughout the poem" is the correct answer because it doesn't indirectly reference the "silence" throughout the poem. C. This is not the correct answer because its making "silece" more important and personfies it, which it does do throughout the poem.D. "Imparting to it human qualities" is not the correct answer because it does personify it and give it human characteristics, such as "sing to me."E. This is not the correct answer because it places it at the beginning, which draws attention towards it. Multiple Choice Question #43.A. This is not the correct answer because he doesn't demand that he wants the sweetness.B. "Indicate that the speaker has not actually experienced the sweetness" is the correct answer because he is assuming "must be," but doesn't actually know what the sweetness is.C. This is not the correct answer because it makes the word "importune" sounds like a trick, for it is too far of a stretch.D. This is not the correct answer because it isn't discussing the same thing and the stanza isn't even referred to in this line.E. This is not the correct answer because it isn't causing conflict with the speaker.
Allie Zelinski, Samantha Gaglio, Hayley BeaucageMultiple Choice Question #37A. This is not the answer because "Silence" is capitialized.B. The poem starts off about "Silence" but moves on to other senses with "lips", "feet", and others so this is the answer.C. This is not the answer because the poem does describe it as elected.D. The poet gives all of the "so sweet" senses human qualities throughout the poem.E. "Silence" is at the beginning of the poem and the question is asking all "except", so this is not the answer.Multiple Choice Question #38A. The poet is not requesting that he be serenaded and assaulted but rather that the "feet", "palate", "eyes" and "hands" work all together to be apart of the marriage.B. Although desire and fear are opposites, it is not a "tasty" paradox.C. The "marriage feast" can be a religious expirience but the question asks how the poet uses a paradox not a metaphor.D. The love in between the groom and the "spouse" can be refered to as the invisible presence but in this case that is not the paradox that the poet uses in the first stanza.E. The poet takes "silence" and makes it something that seems to have sound by combining it with "ear" and "hear" making this the paradox that is in the first stanza.
Sarah N, Peter L, Emily B, Cassie H.Multiple Choice Question #43A. "Must" is a command, and the quotation taken out of context may seem a demand of sweetness, but when referencing the poem on may note the speaker's "desire" for the unknown taste. B. The speaker is unfamiliar with the taste of "the crust" and what is held within "the can", but he expects them to be "fresh" and "divine". C. The reader is at no point incorporated into the poem, so there is no basis to state that the quotation serves to involve the reader in the experience.D. There is no emotion established by "simple sight", and because of that, the tone of the following stanza cannot be modified with "tasty lust".E. The speaker cannot be seen as ambivalent as he has the "desire" to taste the sweetness, and is filled with "tasty lust". No ambivalence noted.Multiple Choice Question #44A. Much like "stir" and "keep", the words are antonyms, but they are too exact antonyms and are not related to "pride".B. The answer is possible if read out of context of the poem, but read parallel to the work, the answer is irrelevant.C. One can "stir" is similar to "stimulation" and "keep" is much like "sustenance". Additionally, "pride" can be both stimulated and sustained. D. "Disruption" may be applicable to "stir", but "confusion" is not able to be related to "kept". Also, the answer does not make sense when read with the context of the poem. E. The answer is relevant neither to pride, nor to the poem as a whole.
Matt Remick, Panos NicolasA. This is the correct answer. Knowing the definition of a “hutch” (a small cage for animals), we can infer that the passage deals with man’s “animal nature”. B. This answer is the opposite of what the passage infers, because the wine is stated as not being able to “rinse” away desire; hardly destructive.C. This answer will tempt you into choosing it because it sounds just so smart. It is important to note that although this answer eloquently address the culminating theme of the work; it has absolutely nothing to do with a hutch.D. This answer again addresses the work as a whole and its message of “abstinence sure is great’”, but it doesn’t infer to the correct nature of the hutch.E. We can rule this answer out by looking at the passage as a whole. The speaker is not looking for “poverty”, only to quell his “lust” for wine and food. The hutch is how he views his insatiable appetite, a mad animal; not what he is trying to achieve.
45.(A) is the correct answer. Poverty is the subject of this sentence, indicated by a capital letter. Although there are a few clauses between, Poverty is personified to perform the actions of the last stanza- specifically, it provided "lily-colored clothes".(B)"Bride" is incorrect because, although Poverty is told to be a bride, the "bride" does not actually perform any actions.(C)The "marriage-feast" is another thing being created by Poverty. It does not perform any actions other than that it has "begun". It is part of a separate clause altogether.(D) is a good distracter because it is structurally placed where the subject would be expected. However, the "Lily-colored clothes" are the object that is being provided, rather than the subject.(E) The spouse is not the subject as they had "notlabored at nor spun" so they did not provide anything.
Eric Forman, Ryan Consentino, and Cameron HaleMultiple Choice Q.#40:A. Representing a distractor answer, "nascent" means having a new life which is not the meaning of "uncreated" in reference to the light.B. In context to the "double dark", the use of a word meaning "mortal" would not suffice as a correct answer to clarify "uncreated".C. Being that one's eyes are in "double dark", one may only see if they can find the "internal" light, thus it is certainly the meaning of "uncreated" in the poem.D. "Imperfect" may be seen as a correct answer at first, since the speaker's eyes are with "double dark" causing one to believe that the speaker's sight is of "imperfect" sight and light, but in correct context and meaning with the poem, this is incorrect.E. Similar to "nascent", "amorphous", meaning changing shape, is a distractor answer as it outwardly appears correct to the average reader, but does not fit in context to the poem.Multiple Choice Q.#41:A. Proven to be the correct answer, the coiling and keeping and teasing of "simple sight" should easily convince the reader that the speaker's sight is thus no longer "simple" and all the manipulation "confounds [the] true vision" of the speaker.B. Set to distract the reader, one may believe that the meaning of line 12 "delights the spirit" since "simple sight" is being teased, but rather in context, this is incorrect.C. Although the sight is being manipulated by "coils" leading the reader to believe that the sight "demands visual acuity", this is not the meaning of the line.D. The line does not at all mean "emits an intense light" as it does not correctly fit the context of the line in the poem.E. Since something "teases simple sight" in the poem, the meaning would be the antithesis of "[maintaining] the simplicity of vision" as teasing confounds vision rather than maintaining it.
Michelle, Alex, Danielle & Joel 42. In line 13, the word “hutch” suggests the (A) lowly animal nature of human appetite: This is the correct answer. The hutch suggests this because it holds the “tasty lust”; an “animal nature of human appetite” (B) personally destructive effects of alcohol: Even though “wine” is mentioned in the next line after “hutch”, this does not mean that the word hutch suggests destructive effects of alcohol(C) finite influence of sensual desires on the spirit: “sensual desires” is derived from the mention of “lust” in the poem; however, the word hutch is not related to this when you look back to the poem. (D) ardor associated with abstinence: Again, the same reasoning applies to question C; the theme is mentioned but if you look at the poem “hutch” does not suggest abstinence(E) state of poverty: “poverty” is not mentioned until the last stanza. So, the “hutch” cannot suggest poverty when it has not even happened in the poem yet. 45. What is the subject of “provide” (line 27)?(A) “Poverty” (line 25): “Poverty” is the subject of “provide” because “poverty” is providing for the people in the marriage. This is the correct answer. (B) “bride” (line 25: While the poem does say “And Poverty, be thou bride”, this does not mean that poverty has taken on the role as the bride. Therefore, the bride cannot “rovide”.(C) “marriage feast” (line 26): This answer is does not really make sense. It is just another subject in the stanza. (D) “lily-colored clothes” (line 27): The “lily-colored clothes” do “provide” for people in the sense that they cloth them, but they are not the subject of the word “provide: (E) “spouse” (line 28): This is the trap. Since “your spouse” follows directly after “provide”, this is the logical answer, but not the right one.
Kendyl, Joe, Chris, and Jamie:Multiple Choice Question #42.A. This is the answer because a "hutch" may be referred to as a rabbit hutch. It also fits quite well with "the hutch of tasty lust" because of the "human appetite" mentioned in the question.B. This is not correct because there is no "destructive effects of alcohol" mentioned in lines 13 what so ever.C. This is not the answer because it's a little too in depth when in reality the answer is a bit more obvious than this. There is no "finite influence of sensual desires on the spirit" mentioned or even brought up throughout the whole poem.D. This isn't correct because "hutch" has nothing to do with alcohol or "abstinence".E. This is also incorrect because this has something to do with a proceeding stanza, not the one mentioned. There is nothing about "poverty".
Joe C Kendyl C Chris R Jamie T#46 The speaker metaphorically likens himself to a:A. Musician is not the correct answer. Even though it mentions "sing" and "beat" relating to "music", it was not relevant to the rest of the poem, only in the first stanza.B. Bridegroom is the correct answer. It signifies "poverty " from the speakers feelings leading up to "marriage" with the indications of the brides "lily-colored clothes" which represents the bridal gown and the "sanctuary side" implying church relations. Likewise, the "plushy sward" and "golden streets" illustrates royalty.C. There is no recognition or expression of work or chores being done as a laborer in this poem. D. A gardener is not the correct answer but has a similar meaning. When the speaker mentions "sing to me" it could refer back to the flowers are blooming. Furthermore, the "lily-colored clothes" could indicate the peddles of a flower. In different terms it doesnt fit the rest of the poem.E. The speaker could not be a soldier because it is not relevant to the rest of the poem but could refer to "surrenders" and "lord" which follows up as war but the poem interprets expressions towards a special someone.
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