Figurative Language Poem 2

I Sing the Battle by Harry Kemp

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Which is an example of PERSONIFICATION?
I sing the song of the billowing flags, the bugles that cry before.
I sing acclaimed generals that bring the victory home.
"Ah, but the broken bodies that drip like honey-comb!"
I sing of hosts triumphant, long ranks of marching men.
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Why do you believe that this is PERSONIFICATION? Explain your answer.
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Which is an example of SIMILE?
I sing the song of the billowing flags, the bugles that cry before.
I sing the clash of bayonets, of sabres that flash and cleave.
"Ah, but the broken bodies that drip like honey-comb!"
"Ah, but the wailing mothers, the lifeless forms and still!"
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How do you know that this is SIMILE? What two things are being compared?
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Which is an example of METAPHOR?
the lips that speak no more
guns that belch forth death at will
the broken bodies that drip like honey-comb
long ranks of marching men
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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 an example of ALLITERATION?
And wilt thou sing the maimed ones
I sing of hosts triumphant
but the broken bodies
I sing the clash of bayonets
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Why do you believe this? Which sound is repeating in which words?
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Which best explains why every other line in the poem has quotation marks?
Two generals speak. They are going to war with one another.
Two voices speak. One is from before the war and one is from after.
Two men speak. They represent different sides of the battlefield.
Two countries speak. They some how both manage to win the war.
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Why do you believe this? Refer to the text in your answer.
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In the third stanza of the poem, the speaker references "pinnedup sleeves." What does this mean based on the context.
This means that the soldiers earn many medals for doing noble deeds.
This means a person lost an arm in battle.
This means the soldiers are hot from fighting and want to cool down.
This means the soldiers are trying to show off their muscles.
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Which best expresses the MOOD of the poem?
peaceful
light-hearted
diplomatic
grim
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How does this poem make you feel? Why does it make you feel that way?
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Which best describes a THEMATIC MESSAGE in this poem? In other words, what lesson does the poem express?
War should be celebrated nationally with big parades.
War is terrible and we should not celebrate it.
War may not be pretty but it is absolutely necessary.
War is where fighters gain honor and prove themselves.
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Why do you believe this is the message? Explain your answer.
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