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Read the poem. The word adieu means “farewell.”

excerpt from "Ode on a Grecian Urn"
by John Keats

Ah, happy, happy boughs! that cannot shed

Your leaves, nor ever bid the Spring adieu;

And, happy melodist, unwearied,

For ever piping songs for ever new;



Word choice can dictate whether a piece is formal or informal, which can directly affect the tone of the work. Notice the underlined word and its formality.

How does the underlined word affect the tone of the stanza?

Question options:

A. The word creates an abrasive tone that reflects the anger captured in the stanza.


B. The word creates a casual, informal tone that reflects the playfulness of the stanza.


C. The word creates a sorrowful tone that reflects what is happening in the stanza.


D. The word creates a grand, elevated tone that reflects the formality of the stanza.

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 Apr 9, 2019
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No puedo ayudarte con este adiós XD 

smileycoolwink

 Apr 9, 2019
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I don't see that there is an underlined word that they speak of can you under line it here so people may have the abilty to check this out for you presentation is a big thing for people to properly get your question done corretly.

 Apr 9, 2019
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¿Me estás hablando a mí?

Nickolas  Apr 9, 2019
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You know he can't understand that ; ) I can't either XD

HiylinLink  Apr 9, 2019
edited by HiylinLink  Apr 9, 2019
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The underlined word is adieu

 

sorry

macabresubwoofer  Apr 9, 2019
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Alright I will check it out.....

HiylinLink  Apr 9, 2019
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A. The word creates an abrasive tone that reflects the anger captured in the stanza.  It isn't going to be A because this poem is clearly cheerful in its efforts of the givening a discription of spring. 

 

B. The word creates a casual, informal tone that reflects the playfulness of the stanza. It is possible this might be it but This writing seems formal to a degree. so I am going to croos this out  

 


C. The word creates a sorrowful tone that reflects what is happening in the stanza. This is definetly not it because this poem lacks any form of sorrow.  

 

 

D. The word creates a grand, elevated tone that reflects the formality of the stanza. I have a strong feeling this is the answer because the word aediu is to a degree to us because I beilive it is french but I am not sure but this poem seems very formal and has grand writing and good adjatives.

 Apr 9, 2019
edited by HiylinLink  Apr 9, 2019
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Wow, you're good with english could you help me with other english problems ?

macabresubwoofer  Apr 9, 2019
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HA thanks well I could look its something I am working I used to have to study alot of peoms in my elmentary school years. although I am not good a diagraming sentences XD

HiylinLink  Apr 9, 2019
edited by HiylinLink  Apr 9, 2019
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Read the poem.

"The Author to Her Book"
by Anne Bradstreet

Thou ill-formed offspring of my feeble brain,
Who after birth didst by my side remain,
Till snatched from thence by friends, less wise than true,
Who thee abroad, exposed to public view,
Made thee in rags, halting to th’ press to trudge,
Where errors were not lessened (all may judge).
At thy return my blushing was not small,
My rambling brat (in print) should mother call,
I cast thee by as one unfit for light,
The visage was so irksome in my sight;
Yet being mine own, at length affection would
Thy blemishes amend, if so I could.
I washed thy face, but more defects I saw,
And rubbing off a spot still made a flaw.
I stretched thy joints to make thee even feet,
Yet still thou run’st more hobbling than is meet;
In better dress to trim thee was my mind,
But nought save homespun cloth i’ th’ house I find.
In this array ‘mongst vulgars may’st thou roam.
In critic’s hands beware thou dost not come,
And take thy way where yet thou art not known;
If for thy father asked, say thou hadst none;
And for thy mother, she alas is poor,
Which caused her thus to send thee out of door.

 

 

Personification is a poetic device in which human characteristics or behaviors are assigned to nonhuman things. Bradstreet uses personification throughout her poem.

 

How does Bradstreet’s use of personification affect meaning in “The Author to Her Book”?

 

Question 1 options:

 

A. Bradstreet uses personification to illustrates how all books are aggressively shaped by others before being published.


B. Bradstreet uses personification to establish the idea that her book has come to feel like a parent to her.


C. Bradstreet uses personification to emphasize that her book has many flaws, but that she loves it nonetheless.


D. Bradstreet uses personification to stress the idea that all writers come to resemble their books in some way.

macabresubwoofer  Apr 9, 2019

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