Question 1.

Ozymandias” pp. 522-523 – SPEAKER (PP. 500-503), IRONY (PP. 519-524)

1/ Who is the speaker and what is being described? What is the significance of this scene?

2/ Which kind of irony (dramatic, situation, or verbal) is used in this poem and what demonstrates that type of irony? What is the author’s theme or message?

Poetry 1

“Evolution” pp. 523-524 – IRONY (PP. 519-524)

1/ What is the significance of the poem’s title? How is it ironic?

2/ Identify different  of irony in this poem. What different kinds of irony are present?

Questions 2

The English Canon” pp. 548-549

1. What criticisms does the speaker have of the traditional English literary canon?

2/ what does the speaker mean when she says, “The trouble is, I’ve spent my life / Getting over the lyrics” (7-8)?


“We Real Cool” pp. 551-552

1. Why is each word in this poem a single syllable?

2. Why does the poet begin with “We” only in the first line instead of isolating each complete sentence on its own line? How does this strategy change the poem’s ?

Directions: You may use your book, notes, and any print materials. Write your response on a separate sheet of paper. Select one poem and answer one question. Follow the grading formula below for formatting, grammar/spelling, content, structure, and accuracy guidelines.

Poetry 1

Grading Formula:

+ Formatting – 1 point – Upper left-hand corner has heading with name, class, date. Upper right-hand corner has last name and page number. The title is centered. Skip lines when writing and leave a one-inch margin for comments.

+ Grammar and Spelling – 3 points – One grammar or spelling error is a half point deduction. Do not use first or second pronouns. Do not use contractions.

+ Content – 5 points – Construct your answer according to this structure:

First sentence – 1 point – Answer the question.

Second sentence – 1 point – Give context for the quote or supporting evidence by describing who is saying it and what is happening.

Third sentence – 1 point – Present the quote with the “book-ends” formula:

Who says it, “quote” (paragraph number).

Fourth sentence – 2 points – Analysis – Explain how your quote supports your answer.

+ Accuracy – 1 point – Accuracy or quality of answer.

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