Poetry Analysis Quiz -- Ode to a Nightingale
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Your period for English IV:
Who is the audience throughout the majority of the poem?
In the first stanza, the ''drowsy numbness pains'' the speaker because of . . .
wine s/he had drunk
happiness for the nightingale's happiness
In the second stanza, the speaker speaks of ____.
The speaker wishes to ''fade away into the forest dim'' (2nd and 3rd stanzas) with the nightingale in order to . . .
teach the bird the joys of being human
hunt the animals of the forest
see what it would be like to fly
avoid the world's sadness caused by time and change
become a hermit
By the 4th stanza we are well aware of the ____ atmosphere of the poem.
In the 4th stanza, the speaker changes his mind. As a means of joining or uniting with the bird, the speaker decides that ______ is preferable to ______.
poetry . . . wine
intelligence . . . feeling
wine . . . poetry
light . . . darkness
feeling . . . intelligence
The idea expressed in the 6th stanza could be summarized as . . .
''I can't stand your singing. Please stop now.''
''Your singing makes me want to wake up from this dream.''
''I could die here in the dark, but you would keep singing.''
''This forest air is stifling my breath. I need to leave now.''
''If I died right now, you and all of nature would die too.''
In the 7th stanza, the speaker seems to be saying that the bird's song has been . . .
a positive influence on people who have suffered throughout history.
ignored by people throughout history.
the cause of a dreamy state in people's minds.
a distraction from the things that matter in life.
a means by which the bird can be found and killed.
''Plaintive anthem'' in the final stanza is a reference to . . .
the words of the poetry
the song of the nightingale
the sound of nature
In this poem, the song of the nightingale represents . . .
the positive role played by poetry on the human mind.
the destructive power of nature when not tamed by man.
the fearful aspect of darkness.
the negative influence of wine on the senses.
the timeless and mesmerizing influence of nature on man.
In this poem, the influence of Romanticism is present in every aspect EXCEPT with regard to . . .
its natural setting
an expression of democratic views
the speaker's expression of a oneness with nature
speaker's use of apostrophe involving an element of nature
its dreamy atmosphere
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