Figurative Language Poem 3

From The Grave by Robert Blair

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Figurative Language Poem 3
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Which is an example of PERSONIFICATION?
Whose every look and gesture was a joke / To clapping theatres and shouting crowds,
And every smirking feature from the face;
And made even thick-lipp'd musing Melancholy / To gather up her face into a smile
Where are the jesters now?
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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?
Dull Grave! --thou spoil'st the dance of youthful blood,
Whose every look and gesture was a joke
To clapping theatres and shouting crowds,
And dumb as the green turf that covers them.
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Which is an example of METAPHOR?
Where are the jesters now?
the dance of youthful blood,
Ah! sullen now,
Whose every look and gesture was a joke
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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 HYPERBOLE?
And dumb as the green turf that covers them.
the dance of youthful blood,
Whose every look and gesture was a joke
And made even thick-lipp'd musing Melancholy / To gather up her face into a smile
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Why do you believe this? How is this line exaggerating?
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Which best describes the TONE of this poem?
funny and silly
cheerful and pleasant
curious and passionate
dark and snide
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How does the speaker feel about his subject? Why do you believe this?
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In line four of the poem, the speaker says that "[the Dull Grave brands] our laughter with the name of madness." Which best explains what the speaker mean by this line?
Graves are boring and it is better to laugh and enjoy oneself.
Graves are really funny and they make everyone laugh.
When in Rome, one should do as the Romans do.
Since death is always near, it is crazy to laugh and enjoy oneself.
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Why do you believe this? Explain your answer.
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Which best describes a THEMATIC MESSAGE in this poem? In other words, what lesson does the poem express?
There is something really, really funny about graves.
It is important to work as hard as you can, even on holidays.
Money is very important to society so collect as much as you can.
A dull grave awaits us and there will be no laughter or joy there.
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How is this message expressed in this poem? Refer to the text.
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