Emily Dickinson "Nobody"

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What does rhyme scheme mean?

    • A.

      The rhythm of a poem

    • B.

      The pattern of the rhyming words at the end of each line of a poem

    • C.

      The way the poet schemes to create the poem

    • D.

      The theme of the poem is evident through its rhyme scheme

    Correct Answer
    B. The pattern of the rhyming words at the end of each line of a poem
    Explanation
    Rhyme scheme refers to the pattern of rhyming words at the end of each line of a poem. It is a way to organize the rhyme and create a structure within the poem. By following a specific rhyme scheme, the poet can create a sense of rhythm and musicality in the poem. The rhyme scheme also helps to create a cohesive and balanced structure in the poem, enhancing the overall aesthetic and impact of the piece.

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  • 2. 

    The poem is  "I'm nobody!  Who are you?   Are you nobody too?  don't tell!  Then there's a pair of us  They'd banish us, you know. How dreary to be somebody! How public, like a frog To tell your name the livelong day To an admiring bog! WHAT IS THE RHYME SCHEME OF THE POEM??? -

    • A.

      Aabb ccdd

    • B.

      Aabc dede

    • C.

      Aabc defe

    • D.

      Abcd efgh

    Correct Answer
    C. Aabc defe
    Explanation
    The rhyme scheme of the poem is aabc defe. This means that the first and second lines of each stanza rhyme, as well as the third and fourth lines. The repetition of this pattern throughout the poem creates a sense of structure and rhythm.

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  • 3. 

    What is the THEME of this poem?

    • A.

      That life is too short

    • B.

      That people love to be famous

    • C.

      That privacy is sometimes important

    • D.

      That people love to be social animals

    Correct Answer
    C. That privacy is sometimes important
    Explanation
    The theme of this poem is that privacy is sometimes important. The poem likely explores the idea that in a world where people are constantly connected and sharing their lives on social media, there is still value in having moments of solitude and privacy. It suggests that privacy allows individuals to reflect, recharge, and maintain a sense of personal identity separate from the expectations and judgments of others.

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  • 4. 

    From THIS poem, the reader can INFER that which of the following is MOST likely true about the SPEAKER of the poem?

    • A.

      She loves life

    • B.

      She loves to be in the midst of a huge crowd

    • C.

      She loves nature

    • D.

      She enjoys and vaules her privacy

    Correct Answer
    D. She enjoys and vaules her privacy
    Explanation
    The poem does not explicitly state whether the speaker loves life, being in a huge crowd, or nature. However, the poem implies that the speaker enjoys and values her privacy. This can be inferred from the fact that the speaker is described as being alone in the poem, suggesting a preference for solitude and privacy.

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  • 5. 

    In thinking about the 'bog' in the poem....what does it represent if the frog stands for people/liking their privacy?

    • A.

      A swamp

    • B.

      The nobodies everywhere who love to be alone

    • C.

      An area that stinks

    • D.

      A huge adoring public...lots of people

    Correct Answer
    D. A huge adoring public...lots of people
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that the "bog" in the poem represents a huge adoring public, symbolizing lots of people. This implies that the poet is highlighting the contrast between the frog's desire for privacy and the overwhelming attention and admiration from the public. The bog serves as a metaphor for the masses of people who are fascinated by the frog and invade its privacy, emphasizing the idea of being surrounded by a large and adoring audience.

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  • 6. 

    What does the word BANISH in the poem mean?

    • A.

      Hope and change

    • B.

      Love and adore

    • C.

      Do away with/ move out of

    • D.

      Hoping for the very best

    Correct Answer
    C. Do away with/ move out of
    Explanation
    The word "banish" in the poem means to do away with or move out of. This suggests that the word is used to convey the idea of getting rid of something or removing it from a particular place or situation. It does not imply hope and change or love and adore, but rather a more forceful action of elimination or expulsion. "Hoping for the very best" is not a suitable interpretation for the word "banish" in this context.

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  • 7. 

    As evidenced by this poem, would the poet want to be famous and constantly worrying about public attention?

    • A.

      No!

    • B.

      Absolutely

    • C.

      Yes

    • D.

      Maybe

    Correct Answer
    A. No!
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "No!" because the question asks whether the poet would want to be famous and constantly worrying about public attention, and the word "No!" directly indicates that the poet would not want this.

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  • 8. 

    Of the lines below (from the poem) - which is a simile?

    • A.

      I'm Nobody! Who are you?

    • B.

      Then there's a pair of us - don't tell!

    • C.

      How dreary to be somebody!

    • D.

      How public like a frog!

    Correct Answer
    D. How public like a frog!
    Explanation
    The line "How public like a frog!" is a simile because it compares the act of being public to the behavior of a frog. The word "like" indicates the comparison, and the use of a non-human entity (frog) to describe the concept of being public adds a figurative element to the line. Similes are literary devices used to create vivid imagery and enhance the reader's understanding of a concept by comparing it to something else.

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  • 9. 

    What is the TONE of this poem?

    • A.

      Positive

    • B.

      Negative

    • C.

      Neutral

    • D.

      Hopeful

    Correct Answer
    B. Negative
    Explanation
    The tone of a poem refers to the attitude or feeling that the speaker or writer conveys. In this case, the correct answer is "negative." This suggests that the poem likely expresses a pessimistic or unfavorable viewpoint, portraying a sense of sadness, anger, or despair. The language, imagery, and overall mood of the poem may contribute to this negative tone, creating a somber or critical atmosphere.

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  • 10. 

    Why did SCOPE use this poem as a connection to "Fame Drives People Nuts"?

    • A.

      Because they're both about frogs and bogs, and the fact that people are not animals.

    • B.

      Because Dickinson discusses how it's important to people to be able to have privacy and the reader gets that same type information from the article.

    • C.

      Because they both have a negative tone and the author's purpose is to talk about bogs.

    • D.

      Because they were written in the same time frame and by the same person.

    Correct Answer
    B. Because Dickinson discusses how it's important to people to be able to have privacy and the reader gets that same type information from the article.
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that the poem by Dickinson and the article both highlight the importance of privacy to people. This implies that the connection between the two is based on the theme of privacy.

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