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
A privilege, I think,
He ate and drank the precious words,
He knew no more that he was poor,
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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?
A privilege, I think,
He knew no more that he was poor,
The literature of old;
Nor that his frame was dust.
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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?
He ate and drank the precious words,
His venerable hand to take,
He danced along the dingy days,
His quaint opinions to inspect,
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Which best describes the speakers TONE in 'X'?
Ignorant or disrespectful
Wonderous or reverent
Glum or depressed
Bitter or resentful
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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 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
To find joy in what may seem like a bleak setting
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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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