Figurative Language Poem 6

X and XXI by Emily Dickinson

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Which is an example of PERSONIFICATION?
Old volumes shake their vellum heads
He knew no more that he was poor,
A privilege, I think,
He ate and drank the precious words,
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Why do you believe that this is PERSONIFICATION? Explain your answer.
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Which is an example of METAPHOR?
Nor that his frame was dust.
He knew no more that he was poor,
The literature of old;
A privilege, I think,
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How do you know that this is METAPHOR? What two things are being compared?
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Which is an example of ALLITERATION?
His quaint opinions to inspect,
He danced along the dingy days,
His venerable hand to take,
He ate and drank the precious words,
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Which best describes the speakers TONE in 'X'?
Bitter or resentful
Ignorant or disrespectful
Glum or depressed
Wonderous or reverent
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How do you think that the speaker feels about the subject in your own words?
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Which best explains what it means to 'dance along the dingy days' based on the context of the poem?
To find joy in what may seem like a bleak setting
To feel very depressed and unable to continue
To escape to the nightclub every Friday night
To clean up a very dirty area with a broom
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Why do you believe this? Refer to the text in your answer.
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COMPARE and CONTRAST these two poems. How are they SIMILAR and DIFFERENT? Respond in complete sentences and make sure to reference BOTH poems.
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