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  • 1. 

    Who are the gods mentioned in the poem?

    • A.

      Aphrodite and Hestia

    • B.

      Eros and Athena

    • C.

      Poseidon and Trition

    • D.

      Kronos and Dione

    Correct Answer
    C. Poseidon and Trition
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Poseidon and Triton. Poseidon is the Greek god of the sea, earthquakes, and horses, while Triton is his son and a minor sea god. They are mentioned in the poem, indicating their importance and relevance to the subject matter.

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  • 2. 

    What is the meter of this poem?

    • A.

      Dactylic hexameter

    • B.

      Iambic pentameter

    • C.

      Dactylic pentameter

    • D.

      Iambic hexameter

    Correct Answer
    B. Iambic pentameter
    Explanation
    The meter of this poem is iambic pentameter. This means that each line contains five pairs of unstressed and stressed syllables, creating a rhythmic pattern. The "iambic" refers to the specific pattern of unstressed-stressed syllables, while "pentameter" indicates that there are five pairs of these syllables in each line. This meter is commonly used in English poetry, including works by Shakespeare and other Renaissance poets.

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  • 3. 

    Why is the speaker dissatisfied with the way that human beings have been living their lives?

    • A.

      The speaker feels that people are content with the way that they have been blissfully and ignorantly living their lives, which disappoints him.

    • B.

      He thinks that people have the potential to change their humdrum lives eventually, but is uncertain to put all of his faith in humankind.

    • C.

      He feels that people are not living their lives according to the ways of nature, and is disappointed by their lack of motivation to do so.

    • D.

      He believes that they are lazy asses after checking their grade in their government class.

    Correct Answer
    A. The speaker feels that people are content with the way that they have been blissfully and ignorantly living their lives, which disappoints him.
    Explanation
    The speaker is dissatisfied with the way that human beings have been living their lives because they are content with their blissful and ignorant existence. The speaker believes that people have the potential to change and improve their lives, but he is unsure if he can trust humanity to do so. He is disappointed by the lack of motivation and the disconnection from nature that he observes in people. The statement about checking their grade in their government class is unrelated and does not provide a valid explanation.

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  • 4. 

    What is the central purpose of this poem?

    • A.

      To incite ideas that would allow people to inspire a generation built upon supporting and being one with nature.

    • B.

      To let people know that the speaker has hope for a better future.

    • C.

      To convey the fear that humans have the potential to fall behind the grace, beauty, and effortlessness of nature.

    • D.

      To link the relationship that nature has with the eventual degradation of humankind.

    Correct Answer
    D. To link the relationship that nature has with the eventual degradation of humankind.
    Explanation
    The central purpose of this poem is to explore the relationship between nature and the eventual decline of humanity. The poem emphasizes the idea that as humans become more disconnected from nature and prioritize their own desires over the well-being of the environment, they are contributing to their own downfall. The poem suggests that the degradation of nature is closely linked to the degradation of humankind, highlighting the importance of preserving and respecting the natural world.

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  • 5. 

    Why does the speaker use different types of diction throughout the poem?

    • A.

      To highlight his desire for humans to be more focused on technology and improving themselves, instead of going out to nature.

    • B.

      To make AP Literature students across America annoyed and question their decision to take a class that had bees penetrating flowers and moons showing their bosoms to the moon.

    • C.

      To emphasize the speaker’s desire for a time when mankind was much more appreciative of nature and focused more on their surroundings than themselves.

    • D.

      To inspire people to develop themselves as a society and help other human beings grow.

    Correct Answer
    C. To emphasize the speaker’s desire for a time when mankind was much more appreciative of nature and focused more on their surroundings than themselves.
    Explanation
    The speaker uses different types of diction throughout the poem to emphasize their desire for a time when mankind was more appreciative of nature and focused on their surroundings rather than themselves. By using different types of diction, such as imagery and descriptive language, the speaker creates a contrast between the beauty of nature and the self-centeredness of humans. This highlights the speaker's longing for a time when people were more connected to the natural world and valued it more than their own egos.

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  • 6. 

    The speaker addresses the _____, _____, and _______ as references to nature compared to mankind in the poem.

    Correct Answer
    moon
    sun
    flowers
    Explanation
    The speaker in the poem uses the moon, sun, and flowers as references to nature when comparing them to mankind. These natural elements are often used in literature to symbolize different aspects of human existence. The moon may represent mystery and change, the sun may represent power and warmth, and flowers may represent beauty and fragility. By using these references, the speaker is drawing parallels between the characteristics of nature and the qualities of mankind.

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  • 7. 

    William Wordsworth believes that the world is obsessed with “_____ and _____” in our own world, instead of spending and appreciating the world outside of our own.

    Correct Answer
    getting
    spending
    Explanation
    In this statement, William Wordsworth is expressing his belief that people are too focused on acquiring and consuming material possessions ("getting") and using their time and resources for personal indulgence ("spending") rather than taking the time to appreciate and connect with the natural world around them. He suggests that this obsession with materialism and self-centeredness prevents individuals from fully experiencing and valuing the beauty and richness of the external world.

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  • 8. 

    The poem takes place in the early 1800s during the _____ _____ _____, and their desire to be the first to develop new technology, create new jobs, and make money.

    Correct Answer
    First Industrial Revolution
    Explanation
    The poem is set in the early 1800s, a time when the First Industrial Revolution was taking place. This revolution was characterized by a strong desire among people to be at the forefront of technological advancements, to create new employment opportunities, and to generate wealth.

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  • 9. 

    The primary symbol that the poem centralizes is the _____, which the speaker believes most people have taken for granted and given away.

    Correct Answer
    heart
    Explanation
    The poem centralizes the symbol of the heart, which the speaker believes most people have taken for granted and given away. This suggests that the speaker views the heart as a metaphorical representation of love, emotions, and vulnerability. By stating that people have given away their hearts, the poem implies that individuals have lost touch with their ability to feel deeply and connect with others on an emotional level. The poem may be emphasizing the importance of valuing and cherishing the heart as a vital aspect of human experience.

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  • 10. 

    “The World Is Too Much with Us” has comparisons and literary devices such as_____, _____, and ____.

    Correct Answer
    simile
    metaphor
    synechdoche
    alliteration
    paradox
    Explanation
    "The World Is Too Much with Us" contains various literary devices such as simile, metaphor, synecdoche, alliteration, and paradox. These devices are used to enhance the poem's meaning and create vivid imagery. Simile is a comparison using "like" or "as," metaphor creates a direct comparison, synecdoche represents a part of something to refer to the whole, alliteration is the repetition of consonant sounds, and paradox presents a contradictory statement that reveals a deeper truth. These devices help convey the speaker's frustration with the materialistic world and the disconnect from nature.

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  • 11. 

    What message is Wordsworth trying to get across? Please write your answer in at least four to five sentences.

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