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Some of the questions will come directly from the 2 poems "Rain Sizes, and "Rain in Ohio" on these pages. For the following statements, tell which poetic device is being used or if the definition is given, tell which poetic device fits the definition:


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    "The moon was smiling at the nighttime ice skaters."   This is an example of which literary term?

    • A.

      Hypberbole

    • B.

      Simile

    • C.

      Allusion

    • D.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    D. Personification
    Explanation
    The given sentence "The moon was smiling at the nighttime ice skaters" is an example of personification. Personification is a literary term where human qualities or characteristics are attributed to non-human entities. In this case, the moon is given the human quality of smiling, which is not something that a celestial object can do.

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  • 2. 

    A comparison between two things that does not use 'like' or 'as'

    • A.

      Hyperbole

    • B.

      Simile

    • C.

      Metaphor

    • D.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    C. Metaphor
    Explanation
    A metaphor is a figure of speech that compares two unrelated things without using "like" or "as". It creates a direct comparison by stating that one thing is another. This can be seen in expressions such as "time is money" or "her voice is music to my ears". In contrast, a simile uses "like" or "as" to make a comparison, hyperbole is an exaggeration, and personification gives human qualities to non-human things.

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  • 3. 

    Repetition of a consonant sound at the beginning of two or more words, such as the one seen in the following line:  Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers.

    • A.

      Assonance

    • B.

      Consonants

    • C.

      Alliteration

    • D.

      Repeating

    Correct Answer
    C. Alliteration
    Explanation
    The correct answer is alliteration. Alliteration refers to the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words. In the given line, the repetition of the "p" sound in "Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers" is an example of alliteration.

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  • 4. 

    A vivid description of things seen, heard,  smelled, touched, or tasted   or in other words ----when a poet or author uses WORDS TO CREATE A PICTURE in the reader's mind:

    • A.

      Assonance

    • B.

      Imagery

    • C.

      Allusion

    • D.

      Senses

    Correct Answer
    B. Imagery
    Explanation
    Imagery refers to the use of descriptive language that appeals to the senses, creating a vivid picture in the reader's mind. It involves using words to depict sensory experiences, such as what is seen, heard, smelled, touched, or tasted. By employing imagery, poets and authors can bring their writing to life, making it more engaging and immersive for the reader.

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  • 5. 

    A word that sounds like what it means ~~ Buzz, Roar, Thump are examples of this:

    • A.

      Rhyming

    • B.

      Onomatopoeia

    • C.

      Persion

    • D.

      Alliteration

    Correct Answer
    B. Onomatopoeia
    Explanation
    Onomatopoeia refers to words that imitate or resemble the sound they represent. In this case, "Buzz," "Roar," and "Thump" are all examples of onomatopoeic words because they sound like the noises they describe. Rhyming, alliteration, and persion do not necessarily involve sound imitation, so they are not the correct answer in this context.

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  • 6. 

    This statement, “Warm winds whipped through the   willows"  is an example of:

    • A.

      Assonance

    • B.

      Alliteration

    • C.

      Simile

    • D.

      Rhythm

    Correct Answer
    B. Alliteration
    Explanation
    The statement "Warm winds whipped through the willows" is an example of alliteration. Alliteration is the repetition of the same consonant sound at the beginning of neighboring words. In this case, the "w" sound is repeated in "warm," "winds," and "whipped," creating a musical and rhythmic effect.

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  • 7. 

    This statement, “Nature’s first green is gold,  Her hardest hue to hold.”   In this line of poetry ---the words 'gold' and 'hold'  together on the line is an example of:

    • A.

      Alliteration

    • B.

      Personification

    • C.

      Hyperbole

    • D.

      Rhyme

    Correct Answer
    D. Rhyme
    Explanation
    The given statement, "Nature's first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold," contains the words 'gold' and 'hold' that rhyme with each other. Rhyme refers to the repetition of similar sounds at the end of words, creating a musical and rhythmic effect in poetry. In this line, the repetition of the "old" sound in 'gold' and 'hold' creates a rhyming pattern, making it an example of rhyme.

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  • 8. 

    “My mom will murder me if I use all of  her cell phone minutes again!” is an example of:

    • A.

      Alliteration

    • B.

      Simile

    • C.

      Metaphor

    • D.

      Hyperbole

    Correct Answer
    D. Hyperbole
    Explanation
    The given statement is an example of hyperbole. Hyperbole is a figure of speech that involves exaggeration for emphasis or dramatic effect. In this statement, the speaker is using exaggeration to convey the idea that their mom will be extremely angry if they use all of her cell phone minutes again. The use of the word "murder" emphasizes the severity of the potential consequences, highlighting the hyperbolic nature of the statement.

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  • 9. 

    "Her book landed in the puddle with a  plop,”  is an example of....

    • A.

      Metaphor

    • B.

      Onomatoepia

    • C.

      Assonance

    • D.

      Hyperbole

    Correct Answer
    B. Onomatoepia
    Explanation
    The phrase "plop" is an example of onomatopoeia because it imitates the sound that an object makes when it falls into a liquid. Onomatopoeia is a literary device that uses words that sound like the noise they are describing. In this case, "plop" sounds like the sound of something dropping into water, which adds a vivid and sensory element to the description.

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  • 10. 

    "She ran like the wind," is an example of....

    • A.

      Metaphor

    • B.

      Simile

    • C.

      Personification

    • D.

      Alliteration

    Correct Answer
    B. Simile
    Explanation
    The phrase "She ran like the wind" is an example of a simile because it uses the word "like" to make a comparison between two unlike things. In this case, the speaker is comparing the speed or agility of the person running to the speed of the wind. Similes are often used in literature and poetry to create vivid imagery and enhance the reader's understanding or appreciation of a concept or situation.

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  • 11. 

    An object that represents something else....is....

    • A.

      Symbol

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Analogy

    • D.

      Paradox

    Correct Answer
    A. Symbol
    Explanation
    A symbol is an object that represents something else. It can be a word, image, or gesture that carries a deeper meaning or represents an abstract concept. Symbols are used in various forms of communication, such as literature, art, and religion, to convey ideas, emotions, or beliefs. They can be culturally specific or universally recognized, and their interpretation may vary depending on the context and personal experiences of individuals.

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  • 12. 

    How many lines make up a couplet?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    B. 2
    Explanation
    A couplet is a pair of lines in a poem that usually rhyme and have the same meter. It is a form of poetry that consists of two lines, making the correct answer 2.

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  • 13. 

    Read the following poem, and answer the question below. (the next few questions will use this poem and it will be pasted on each!!   The West Wind It’s a warm wind, the west wind, full of birds’ cries; I never hear the west wind but tears are in my eyes. For it comes from the west lands, the old brown hills, And April’s in the west wind, and daffodils. It’s a fine land, the west land, for hearts as tired as mine; Apple orchards blossom there, and the airs’ like wine. There is cool green grass there where men may lie at rest; And the thrushes are in song there, fluting from their nest… WHAT IS THE RHYME SCHEME OF THE POEM?

    • A.

      Aabbaacc

    • B.

      Aabbccdd

    • C.

      Abcdefgh

    • D.

      Aabbabcd

    Correct Answer
    B. Aabbccdd
    Explanation
    The rhyme scheme of the poem is aabbccdd. This means that the first and second lines of each stanza rhyme with each other, as do the third and fourth lines, and so on. The repetition of this pattern throughout the poem creates a sense of rhythm and structure.

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  • 14. 

    The West Wind It’s a warm wind, the west wind, full of birds’ cries; I never hear the west wind but tears are in my eyes. For it comes from the west lands, the old brown hills, And April’s in the west wind, and daffodils. It’s a fine land, the west land, for hearts as tired as mine; Apple orchards blossom there, and the airs’ like wine. There is cool green grass there where men may lie at rest; And the thrushes are in song there, fluting from their nest… In the first line, what is the literary device in the words “warm wind, the west wind”

    • A.

      Rhythm

    • B.

      Alliteration

    • C.

      Assonance

    • D.

      Rhyme

    Correct Answer
    B. Alliteration
    Explanation
    The literary device used in the words "warm wind, the west wind" is alliteration. Alliteration refers to the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words in close proximity. In this case, the repetition of the "w" sound in "warm wind" and "west wind" creates a musical and rhythmic effect, enhancing the poetic quality of the line.

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  • 15. 

    The West Wind   It’s a warm wind, the west wind, full of birds’ cries; I never hear the west wind but tears are in my eyes. For it comes from the west lands, the old brown hills, And April’s in the west wind, and daffodils. It’s a fine land, the west land, for hearts as tired as mine; Apple orchards blossom there, and the airs’ like wine.      (6) There is cool green grass there where men may lie at rest; And the thrushes are in song there, fluting from their nest… Line 6 has a comparison _____________is being compared to _________________..

    • A.

      Song to a nest

    • B.

      Air to wine

    • C.

      Air to song

    • D.

      Blossoms to air

    Correct Answer
    B. Air to wine
    Explanation
    Line 6 is comparing the air in the west land to wine. The poet is describing the west land as a fine land where hearts as tired as his can find solace. The comparison suggests that the air in the west land is refreshing and rejuvenating, just like wine is to the senses. The poet uses this comparison to emphasize the beauty and tranquility of the west land, creating a vivid image in the reader's mind.

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  • 16. 

    The West Wind It’s a warm wind, the west wind, full of birds’ cries;I never hear the west wind but tears are in my eyes. For it comes from the west lands, the old brown hills, And April’s in the west wind, and daffodils. It’s a fine land, the west land, for hearts as tired as mine; Apple orchards blossom there, and the airs’ like wine. There is cool green grass there where men may lie at rest; And the thrushes are in song there, fluting from their nest… What type of comparison is being shown in line 6 of the poem?

    • A.

      Metaphor

    • B.

      Analogy

    • C.

      Simile

    • D.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    C. Simile
    Explanation
    The correct answer is simile. In line 6, the poet compares the air in the west land to wine using the word "like", indicating a comparison between two unlike things using the words "like" or "as". This figure of speech helps to create a vivid image in the reader's mind and adds to the overall descriptive nature of the poem.

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  • 17. 

    Poetry that has no form nor rhythm/rhyme is considered which type of poetry?

    • A.

      Haiku

    • B.

      Limerick

    • C.

      Free verse

    • D.

      Narrative poetry

    Correct Answer
    C. Free verse
    Explanation
    Free verse is a type of poetry that does not follow a specific form or have a regular rhythm or rhyme scheme. It allows poets to have complete freedom in terms of structure and allows for more flexibility in expressing their ideas and emotions. This type of poetry is often seen as more modern and experimental, as it breaks away from traditional poetic conventions.

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  • 18. 

    _______________is a type of Japanese poetry that has 3 lines and is usually about nature.

    • A.

      Limerick

    • B.

      Free verse

    • C.

      Narrative

    • D.

      Haiku

    Correct Answer
    D. Haiku
    Explanation
    A haiku is a type of Japanese poetry that consists of three lines. It is typically focused on nature and often evokes a sense of serenity or contemplation. Haikus follow a specific syllable pattern, with the first and third lines containing five syllables and the second line containing seven syllables. This concise form of poetry allows for a brief yet powerful expression of the beauty and essence of the natural world.

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  • 19. 

    A ________________ is a line (or lines) that is (are) repeated at the end of stanzas  in poetry and music.

    • A.

      Rhythm

    • B.

      Stanza

    • C.

      Refrain

    • D.

      Injection

    Correct Answer
    C. Refrain
    Explanation
    A refrain is a line or lines that are repeated at the end of stanzas in poetry and music. It serves as a recurring theme or chorus that adds emphasis and structure to the piece. The repetition of the refrain helps to create a sense of rhythm and melody, making the poem or song more memorable and engaging for the audience.

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  • 20. 

    Which kind of poetry tells a story with a plot, character(s), and setting?

    • A.

      Limerick

    • B.

      Narrative

    • C.

      Concrete

    • D.

      Stanza

    Correct Answer
    B. Narrative
    Explanation
    Narrative poetry is a type of poetry that tells a story with a plot, character(s), and setting. It often follows a specific structure and uses descriptive language to convey the events and emotions of the story. Unlike other types of poetry such as limerick, concrete, or stanza, narrative poetry focuses on storytelling rather than specific forms or visual elements.

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  • 21. 

    This kind of poetry forms the shape of its subject.....

    • A.

      Diamante

    • B.

      Concrete

    • C.

      Narrative

    • D.

      Limerick

    Correct Answer
    B. Concrete
    Explanation
    Concrete poetry is a form of poetry in which the visual arrangement of the words on the page forms a shape that relates to the subject of the poem. This means that the poem is not only expressed through the words themselves but also through the physical layout and design of the text. The shape of the poem enhances the meaning and message, creating a unique and visually striking experience for the reader.

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  • 22. 

    _________________ are humorous poems of five lines. They have definite rhythm and a rhyme scheme of aabba.

    • A.

      Haiku

    • B.

      Concrete

    • C.

      Diamante

    • D.

      Limerick

    Correct Answer
    D. Limerick
    Explanation
    Limericks are humorous poems of five lines with a definite rhythm and a rhyme scheme of aabba. This means that the first, second, and fifth lines rhyme with each other, and the third and fourth lines rhyme with each other. Haiku, concrete, and diamante are different types of poems that do not fit the description given.

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  • 23. 

    A group of lines in a poem similar to that of a paragraph; the way the poem is dividied

    • A.

      Refrain

    • B.

      Stanza

    • C.

      Alliteration

    • D.

      Simile

    Correct Answer
    B. Stanza
    Explanation
    A stanza is a group of lines in a poem that is similar to a paragraph. It is a way of dividing the poem into smaller sections, each with its own theme or idea. Each stanza can have a different number of lines and can contribute to the overall structure and flow of the poem. The correct answer is stanza.

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  • 24. 

    Metaphors, similes, onomatopoeia, and personification are all examples of what?

    • A.

      Technology

    • B.

      Literary

    • C.

      Figurative language

    • D.

      Language that's confusing

    Correct Answer
    C. Figurative language
    Explanation
    Metaphors, similes, onomatopoeia, and personification are all examples of figurative language. Figurative language refers to the use of words or expressions in a non-literal way, adding depth and imagery to the text. These devices are used to create vivid and imaginative descriptions, making the writing more engaging and expressive. Therefore, the correct answer is figurative language.

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  • 25. 

    The way a line in a poem has stressed and unstressed words

    • A.

      Repetition

    • B.

      Rhyme scheme

    • C.

      Rhythm

    • D.

      Rhyme

    Correct Answer
    C. Rhythm
    Explanation
    Rhythm refers to the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry. It creates a musical quality and flow to the words, enhancing the overall structure and meaning of the poem. The way words are stressed and unstressed helps to establish a specific rhythm, which can vary throughout a poem. Therefore, rhythm is the most suitable answer as it directly relates to the stressed and unstressed words in a line of poetry.

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  • 26. 

    Use "Rain Sizes" on page 666 to answer the next 5 questions: Which statement describes the pattern of rhyme in this poem?

    • A.

      The first and third and the second and fourth lines in each stanza rhyme.

    • B.

      The first and second lines in each stanza rhyme.

    • C.

      All four lines in each stanza have the same rhyme.

    • D.

      The first and second and the third and fourth lines in each stanza rhyme.

    Correct Answer
    A. The first and third and the second and fourth lines in each stanza rhyme.
    Explanation
    The pattern of rhyme in the poem is that the first and third lines in each stanza rhyme, and the second and fourth lines in each stanza also rhyme.

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  • 27. 

    Page 666 "Rain Sizes"Which description of rain is a simile

    • A.

      Rain comes in various sizes. (line1)

    • B.

      Some rain is the size of a sprinkle (line 5)

    • C.

      And a rainbow comes out when it’s done. (line 8)

    • D.

      Some rain is as big as a nickle (line 9)

    Correct Answer
    D. Some rain is as big as a nickle (line 9)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Some rain is as big as a nickle" because it compares the size of rain to the size of a nickel using the word "as". This is a simile, which is a figure of speech that compares two things using the words "like" or "as". In this case, it is comparing the size of raindrops to the size of a nickel.

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  • 28. 

    "Rain Sizes"  (page 666) In line 4, the speaker uses a simile to compare the misty rain to

    • A.

      Someone's face

    • B.

      A kiss

    • C.

      A surprise

    • D.

      Rainbows

    Correct Answer
    B. A kiss
    Explanation
    In line 4, the speaker uses a simile to compare the misty rain to a kiss. This means that the speaker is describing the rain as gentle and tender, just like a kiss. The use of this simile helps to create a vivid and sensory image of the rain, emphasizing its soft and delicate nature.

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  • 29. 

    Which phrase from the poem is an example of onomatopoeia? "Rain Sizes"  page 666 

    • A.

      Tickles your face (line 3)

    • B.

      Put out all the sun (line 6)

    • C.

      Run home before (line 15)

    • D.

      Rattles and roars

    Correct Answer
    D. Rattles and roars
    Explanation
    The phrase "Rattles and roars" is an example of onomatopoeia because it uses words that imitate the sound they represent. The words "rattles" and "roars" create a vivid auditory image in the reader's mind, mimicking the sounds of something shaking or making a loud, deep noise. This use of onomatopoeia adds to the sensory experience of the poem, allowing the reader to imagine the intense and powerful sounds being described.

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  • 30. 

    You can infer that the speaker in “Rain Sizes"  (page 666)  

    • A.

      Does not notice the rain

    • B.

      Enjoys all types of rain

    • C.

      Stays in doors when it rains

    • D.

      Wishes the sun would come out

    Correct Answer
    B. Enjoys all types of rain
    Explanation
    The speaker in "Rain Sizes" enjoys all types of rain. This can be inferred from the information given in the question that the speaker "does not notice the rain" and "wishes the sun would come out." Since the speaker does not notice the rain and wants the sun to come out, it implies that they enjoy all types of rain, including the rain that they are currently experiencing.

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  • 31. 

    Which image BEST appeals to a reader's sense of hearing to the point it could be considered IMAGERY?   ("Rain" page 666) 

    • A.

      Some rain is as small as a mist

    • B.

      You can see the drops of rain on the window

    • C.

      And comes with a crash and a hiss

    • D.

      It comes down too heavy to tickle

    Correct Answer
    C. And comes with a crash and a hiss
    Explanation
    The phrase "And comes with a crash and a hiss" appeals to a reader's sense of hearing because it describes the sound of rain in a vivid and specific way. The words "crash" and "hiss" create a strong auditory image, allowing the reader to imagine the sound of the rain falling heavily. This use of sensory language enhances the reader's experience and helps to create a more vivid and immersive depiction of the rain.

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  • 32. 

    Use "Rain in Ohio" page 667 to answer the next 4 questions:In line 5, the speaker uses the metaphor "his long ladder of muscle" to emphasize the snake's 

    • A.

      Length and power

    • B.

      Speed and cunning

    • C.

      Anger and dangerousness

    • D.

      Scaly skin and strong back

    Correct Answer
    A. Length and power
    Explanation
    The speaker uses the metaphor "his long ladder of muscle" to emphasize the snake's length and power. The phrase "long ladder" suggests that the snake is very long, while "muscle" implies strength and power. This metaphor helps to create a vivid image of the snake's physical attributes and highlights its impressive size and strength.

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  • 33. 

    "Rain in Ohio"  page 667 the lines 6-9 state: “while the thunderheads whirl up out of the white west, their dark hooves nicking the tall trees as they come.”  To what are the thunderheads being compared?

    • A.

      Tumble weeds rolling

    • B.

      Wagons rumbling

    • C.

      Horses galloping

    • D.

      Trees swaying

    Correct Answer
    C. Horses galloping
    Explanation
    The thunderheads are being compared to horses galloping. This comparison is made through the imagery of their dark hooves nicking the tall trees as they come, which suggests the powerful and fast movement of galloping horses.

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  • 34. 

    From "Rain in Ohio"  page 667 lines 10-11 You can infer that when the robin sings “Rain, rain, rain!” it is 

    • A.

      Expressing joy

    • B.

      Sounding a warning

    • C.

      Signaling its location

    • D.

      Looking for a mate

    Correct Answer
    B. Sounding a warning
    Explanation
    Based on the given information, the robin sings "Rain, rain, rain!" which implies that it is sounding a warning. The robin is likely alerting others to the presence of rain, possibly indicating that there might be a storm approaching or that rain is imminent. This behavior can be seen as a way for the robin to communicate with other birds or animals in its vicinity, cautioning them about the weather conditions.

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  • 35. 

    From "Ohio in Rain"   The metaphor in lines 13–15 compares the blacksnake’s movement to

    • A.

      Flowing liquid

    • B.

      Distant thunder

    • C.

      Heavy rains

    • D.

      The still air

    Correct Answer
    A. Flowing liquid
    Explanation
    The metaphor in lines 13-15 compares the blacksnake's movement to flowing liquid. This means that the snake moves smoothly and gracefully, similar to the way liquid flows. The comparison suggests that the snake's movement is fluid and effortless, emphasizing its agility and gracefulness.

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  • 36. 

    What can you infer about how the birds and the snake feel about the approaching storm?   ("Rain in Ohio" )

    • A.

      Curious and hopeful

    • B.

      Content and/or Happy

    • C.

      Confused or befuddled

    • D.

      Stressed or fearful

    Correct Answer
    D. Stressed or fearful
    Explanation
    Based on the given information, it can be inferred that the birds and the snake feel stressed or fearful about the approaching storm. There is no mention of curiosity, hopefulness, contentment, happiness, confusion, or befuddlement, but the words "stressed" and "fearful" indicate a negative emotion in response to the storm.

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