Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night Quiz

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  • 1. 

    The speaker of the poem can be best described as 

    • A.

      A stargazer

    • B.

      An impassioned son or daughter

    • C.

      Death

    • D.

      A deeply religious person

    • E.

      A person on his/her deathbed

    Correct Answer
    B. An impassioned son or daughter
    Explanation
    The speaker of the poem can be best described as an impassioned son or daughter because the poem is likely written from the perspective of someone who is emotionally connected to the subject matter. This is indicated by the use of the word "impassioned," suggesting strong feelings or emotions. Additionally, the use of the term "son or daughter" implies a personal relationship, further supporting the idea that the speaker is intimately connected to the subject of the poem.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following best defines the word “dark” used in stanza 2? 

    • A.

      Lacking in light

    • B.

      Evil

    • C.

      Nighttime

    • D.

      The end of life

    • E.

      Morose

    Correct Answer
    D. The end of life
    Explanation
    The word "dark" in stanza 2 is best defined as "the end of life". This suggests that the word is being used metaphorically to represent death or the cessation of existence. It implies a sense of finality and the absence of light or vitality.

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  • 3. 

    With what is the poem primarily concerned with?

    • A.

      A natural disaster

    • B.

      Sleeping

    • C.

      Death

    • D.

      Anger

    • E.

      The end of the day

    Correct Answer
    C. Death
    Explanation
    The poem is primarily concerned with death. This is evident from the given options, where death is the only theme that directly relates to the concept of a poem. The other options, such as a natural disaster, sleeping, anger, and the end of the day, do not capture the essence of the poem as effectively as death does. The focus on death suggests that the poem explores the themes of mortality, loss, and the transient nature of life.

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  • 4. 

    All of the following literary devices can be found within the poem EXCEPT 

    • A.

      Repetition

    • B.

      Oxymoron

    • C.

      Metaphor

    • D.

      Similie

    • E.

      Allegory

    Correct Answer
    E. Allegory
    Explanation
    The poem contains various literary devices such as repetition, oxymoron, metaphor, and simile. However, it does not include an allegory. An allegory is a narrative that has a hidden meaning and represents abstract ideas or moral principles. Since the poem does not have this hidden meaning or represent abstract ideas, it can be concluded that allegory is not present in the poem.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following best categorizes the poem? 

    • A.

      Ode

    • B.

      Villanelle

    • C.

      Elegy

    • D.

      Petrarchan sonnet

    • E.

      Idyll

    Correct Answer
    B. Villanelle
    Explanation
    The poem is categorized as a villanelle because it follows the specific structure of a villanelle, which consists of 19 lines with a specific rhyme scheme and repetition of certain lines. This form is characterized by its repetitive nature and the use of refrains, which is evident in the poem.

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  • 6. 

    The speaker of the poem would most likely agree with all of the following statements EXCEPT 

    • A.

      Life is precious.

    • B.

      One should fight to hold onto life.

    • C.

      Death should be accepted.

    • D.

      Death is an inevitability of life.

    • E.

      One should allow oneself to pass away peacefully.

    Correct Answer
    E. One should allow oneself to pass away peacefully.
    Explanation
    The speaker of the poem would most likely agree with all of the given statements except for the idea that one should allow oneself to pass away peacefully. This is because the speaker does not seem to embrace the concept of accepting death or allowing it to happen peacefully. Instead, the speaker emphasizes the preciousness of life and the importance of fighting to hold onto it, suggesting a resistance towards accepting death as an inevitability.

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  • 7. 

    The poem’s rhyme pattern is 

    • A.

      Aba aca aba aca aba abaa

    • B.

      Aba aba aca aca aba abaa

    • C.

      Abc abc aba aca aba acaa

    • D.

      Abb acc aca aba aca abca

    • E.

      Aba aca aba aba aba acaa

    Correct Answer
    A. Aba aca aba aca aba abaa
    Explanation
    The given rhyme pattern is aba aca aba aca aba abaa. This means that the first and third lines of each stanza rhyme with each other (aba), while the second and fourth lines of each stanza have a different rhyme (aca). The last line of the poem also rhymes with the first and third lines of each stanza (abaa). This consistent rhyme scheme creates a sense of rhythm and structure in the poem, making it easier to read and understand.

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  • 8. 

    The tone of stanza six can best be described as 

    • A.

      Mournful

    • B.

      Mundane

    • C.

      Vexed

    • D.

      Jaded

    • E.

      Beatific

    Correct Answer
    A. Mournful
    Explanation
    The tone of stanza six can best be described as mournful because it evokes a sense of sadness, grief, and sorrow. The language and imagery used in the stanza create a somber atmosphere, expressing a deep sense of loss or despair. The emotions conveyed in the stanza are reflective of mourning, emphasizing the mournful tone of the poem.

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