William Cullen Bryant

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A short quiz on William Cullen Bryant and his poem "Thanatopsis"

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What was William Cullen Bryants profession before becoming a poet?
    • A. 

      A politician/lawyer.

    • B. 

      Nothing, he was always a poet.

    • C. 


    • D. 


    • E. 

      House cleaner

  • 2. 
    William Cullen Bryant supported what 4 things with his life style and writing?
  • 3. 
    Pathetic Fallacy
    • A. 

      Nature hates man

    • B. 

      Nature sympathizes with man

    • C. 

      Nature hides from man out of fear

  • 4. 
    He used Nature as a
    • A. 


    • B. 

      Nothing, he hated nature

    • C. 

      Healer and teacher

  • 5. 
    Did he use Blank Verse in "Thanatopsis"
    • A. 


    • B. 


  • 6. 
    Did he use the Great Equalizer and what is it?
    • A. 

      YES, death is the great equalizer. ex: it makes a rich man equal to a poor man when they are both dead.

    • B. 

      YES, the great equalizer is an arbitrator brought in to settle his characters problems unbaised

    • C. 

      NO, the great equalizer was a creature that came from nature to make humans equal to the nature

    • D. 

      NO, the great equalizer is not real

  • 7. 
    Explain in two ways how William Cullen Bryants writing supports Neoclassism, and then romanticism.  use examples from "Thanatopsis"