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Question

Read the following passage from Anne Sexton's poem, "Young" and answer the question.

A thousand doors ago when I was a lonely kid in a big house with four garages and it was summer as long as I could remember, I lay on the lawn at night, clover wrinkling over me, the wise stars bedding over me,

The way that the first four lines seem to run into each other without a syntactical pause is called _____.

A)alliteration
B)personification
C)hyperbole
D)enjambment

What can we infer about the speaker from this passage? Select all that apply.

A)that the speaker is an older person looking back
B)that the speaker is a younger person looking towards the future
C)that the speaker didn't have had many friends as a child
D)that the speaker came from a wealthy family

Based on this passage, the tone of the poem might best be described as _____.

A)angry
B)reflective
C)impatient
D)confrontational


2 Answer

  • 1.B)personification
    2.
    D)that the speaker came from a wealthy family
    3.
    A)angry

  • Answer:

    The way that the first four lines seem to run into each other without a syntactical pause is called D) enjambment

    What we can infer about the speaker from this passage is that the speaker is an older person looking back.

    Based on this passage, the tone of the poem might best be described as reflective

    Explanation:

    Enjambment is a device where the ideas are connected line after line where the sentence doesn't complete a full message.

    We know that the speaker is older by the expression a thousand doors ago

    Reflective tone illustrates innermost thoughts and emotions

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