"Love After Love" By Derek Walcott Quiz

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Quiz about "Love to Love" by Derek Walcott


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who is the character within the poem?

    • A.

      A female

    • B.

      A male

    • C.

      The poet

    • D.

      The reader

    • E.

      Other

    Correct Answer
    C. The poet
    Explanation
    The question asks for the character within the poem, and the given answer states "The poet." This implies that the poet is the character being referred to in the poem. The poet is the one who creates and writes the poem, so it is logical to assume that they are also a character within it.

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  • 2. 

    In the second line of the first stanza it says "when, with elation" what does elation mean?

    • A.

      Disturbed, troubled, bothered

    • B.

      Joy, delight, excitement

    • C.

      Grief, sorrow, sadness

    • D.

      Angry ,irritation, frustration

    • E.

      Boredom, Dull, tedious.

    Correct Answer
    B. Joy, delight, excitement
    Explanation
    The word "elation" in the second line of the first stanza means a feeling of joy, delight, or excitement.

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  • 3. 

    What is the technique used in this quote "at your own door, in your own mirror"  

    • A.

      Repetition

    • B.

      Personification

    • C.

      Metaphor

    • D.

      Simile

    • E.

      Aliteration

    Correct Answer
    A. Repetition
    Explanation
    The technique used in the quote "at your own door, in your own mirror" is repetition. This is because the phrase "your own" is repeated twice in the quote, emphasizing the idea of something being personal and close to oneself. The repetition of this phrase adds emphasis and reinforces the concept being conveyed.

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  • 4. 

    What are the three significant objects the poet takes from the bookshelf?

    • A.

      Love letters, photographs, desperate notes

    • B.

      Love letters, Study notes, book

    • C.

      Photo frame, ornament, book

    • D.

      Notes, pens, book

    • E.

      Ornaments, Letter, diary

    Correct Answer
    A. Love letters, photographs, desperate notes
    Explanation
    The poet takes love letters, photographs, and desperate notes from the bookshelf. This suggests that these objects hold sentimental value and emotional significance to the poet. They may represent past relationships, memories, or moments of vulnerability and desperation. The inclusion of these objects adds depth and emotion to the poem, allowing the reader to connect with the poet's personal experiences and emotions.

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  • 5. 

    What is the purpose of the poem?

    Correct Answer
    To present an idea to an audience that people can be happy alone and how they must learn to love themselves after they have finished loving their family..
    Explanation
    The purpose of the poem is to convey the idea that individuals can find happiness in solitude and should prioritize self-love after fulfilling their love for their family.

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  • 6. 

    In the poem what do you think the reference to "Give wine. Give bread" represents and why do you think this was used?

    Correct Answer
    The religious views of jesus could have been used because of the context of the poem
    Explanation
    The reference to "Give wine. Give bread" in the poem could represent the act of communion or the Last Supper in Christian religious beliefs. This reference might have been used to symbolize the themes of nourishment, sharing, and sacrifice, which are often associated with Jesus and his teachings. Additionally, the religious context could add depth and meaning to the poem, emphasizing spiritual or moral messages.

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  • 7. 

    What are some examples of modernism within the poem?

    Correct Answer
    "The time will come" - illustrates the time characteristic of modernism. "Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart" Religious reference illustrating context of the modern era.
    Explanation
    The examples given in the answer demonstrate elements of modernism within the poem. "The time will come" reflects the characteristic of modernism where there is a focus on the present and future, rather than the past. The phrase "Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart" includes a religious reference, which was a common theme in modernist literature as it reflected the changing values and beliefs of society during that time. These examples highlight the presence of modernist elements in the poem.

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  • 8. 

    List the pronouns within the poem and discuss why this is significant.

    Correct Answer
    You, yourself, Your
    Explanation
    The pronouns "You," "yourself," and "your" are significant in the poem because they directly address the reader, creating a sense of intimacy and personal connection. By using these pronouns, the poet involves the reader in the narrative, making them feel like an active participant in the poem. This technique can evoke strong emotions and engage the reader on a deeper level, enhancing the overall impact and effectiveness of the poem.

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