Figurative Language Poem 1

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Figurative Language Poem 1
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Which is an example of PERSONIFICATION?
the soft inrolling tide
Wavelets crumble
In the low blue lustre / Are the shadows of the ships.
A long brown bar at the dip of the sky / Puts an arm of sand in the span of salt.
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Why do you believe that this is PERSONIFICATION? Explain your answer.
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Which is an example of HYPERBOLE?
The lucid and endless wrinkles
A long brown bar
Wash on the floor of the beach
The shadows of the ships
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Why do you believe that this is HYPERBOLE? Explain your answer
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Which is an example of METAPHOR?
In the low blue lustre / Are the shadows of the ships.
Wavelets crumble and white spent bubbles / Wash on the floor of the beach.
A long brown bar
Rock on the crest
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Why do you believe that this is a METAPHOR? What two things are being compared?
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Which IS NOT an example of ALLITERATION?
The shadows of the ships
Puts an arm of sand in the span of salt
The lucid and endless wrinkles
A long brown bar
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Which is an example of REPETITION used in this poem?
In the low blue lustre
Of the tardy and the soft inrolling tide
the soft inrolling tide
Wavelets crumble and white spent bubbles / Wash on the floor of the beach.
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What action is described in the THIRD stanza of the poem?
The sandbar extends out into the sea.
The boats are rocking on the waves.
The waves are moving in to the shore and out.
The birds are flying around the boats.
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Why do you believe this? Refer to the text to support your response.
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Why does the speaker refer to the tide as 'tardy'?
The waves are moving slowly.
The waves are moving quickly.
The waves are moving at a regular pace.
The waves are not moving at all.
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Which best describes the MOOD of this poem?
Frantic
Perilous
Calm
Mournful
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Why does this poem make you feel that way?
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