Figurative Language Poem 4

The Dawn's Awakening! by Otto Leland Bohanan

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Which is an example of PERSONIFICATION?
The dawn of a thousand dreams and thrills.
The Dawn's awake!
Faint snatches of half-forgotten song
Fathers! torn and numb,
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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 Dawn's awake!
With the mingled fragrance of the trees;
The dawn of a thousand dreams and thrills.
Faint snatches of half-forgotten song
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Which is an example of METAPHOR?
The torch of gold is borne.
The dawn of a thousand dreams and thrills.
The Dawn's awake!
Has come, has come!
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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 REPETITION as used in this poem?
Has come, has come!
Then, higher, higher,
Voices the new awakening.
The Dawn's awake!
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Contrast the TONE of this line 'Fathers! torn and numb,--' with the TONE of the rest of the poem. Which best describes how the TONE of THIS LINE is DIFFERENT?
This line has a BRIGHTER tone than the rest of the poem.
This line has a GENTLER tone than the rest of the poem.
This line has a DARKER tone than the rest of the poem.
This line has a HAPPIER tone than the rest of the poem.
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What is the effect of this line on the rest of the poem? Why?
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This poem was written by an African American poet during the Harlem Renaissance. Knowing this, how might one interpret the 'Dawn' beyond its literal meaning? What might the 'Dawn' represent in this poem?
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