Figurative Language Poem 1

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Figurative Language Poem 1
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Which is an example of PERSONIFICATION?
A long brown bar at the dip of the sky / Puts an arm of sand in the span of salt.
Wavelets crumble
In the low blue lustre / Are the shadows of the ships.
the soft inrolling tide
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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 shadows of the ships
A long brown bar
Wash on the floor of the beach
The lucid and endless wrinkles
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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?
Rock on the crest
In the low blue lustre / Are the shadows of the ships.
A long brown bar
Wavelets crumble and white spent bubbles / Wash on the floor of the beach.
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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 lucid and endless wrinkles
Puts an arm of sand in the span of salt
The shadows of the ships
A long brown bar
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Which is an example of REPETITION used in this poem?
the soft inrolling tide
Wavelets crumble and white spent bubbles / Wash on the floor of the beach.
Of the tardy and the soft inrolling tide
In the low blue lustre
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What action is described in the THIRD stanza of the poem?
The sandbar extends out into the sea.
The waves are moving in to the shore and out.
The birds are flying around the boats.
The boats are rocking on the waves.
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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?
Calm
Mournful
Frantic
Perilous
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Why does this poem make you feel that way?
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