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Question

13. How does the poet’s use of the simile “I am like a cowslip turning / Toward the sky,” in lines
32–33, convey the speaker’s feelings about herself and her situation in Passage 3?
A. She compares herself to a cowslip, a plant with drooping yellow flowers, to suggest
the sadness and despair she feels to love someone who does not return her love.
B. In answer to her question, "What am I?" she compares herself to "a cowslip" that is
turning its drooping flowers "[t]oward the sky," perhaps to suggest her need to be lifted
up in a figurative sense.
C. Like the cowslip that blooms very early in the spring, the speaker may feel that she is
too young and inexperienced to be loved by this man.
D. The comparison of the speaker to a cowslip, a small plant with drooping, fragrant
flowers, suggests that if she continues to pine away for this man, she will need the sun to
restore her energy.
Cowslip flower/plant

1 Answer

  • Answer:

    C. Like the cowslip that blooms very early in the spring, the speaker may feel that she is

    too young and inexperienced to be loved by this man.

    Explanation:

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