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Grade 11 Emily Dickinson
Why are so many words capitalized in the second quatrain of "I heard a Fly buzz when I died"?
  1. Capitals emphasize the importance of a word
  2. Capitals emphasize the strength of the tone
  3. Capitals emphasize the significance of those experiencing death
  4. Capitals emphasize the significance of those witnessing death
Grade 11 Emily Dickinson
In lines 1-4 of "Much Madness is divinest Sense," according to the speaker, what are the meanings of madness and sense?
  1. what society regards as madness is actually good sense; what society regards as sensible is utter insanity
  2. what society regards as madness is actually bad sense; what society regards as sensible is pure sanity
Grade 11 Emily Dickinson
In "After great pain, a formal feeling comes," what different responses to mental anguish are described in lines 1-9?
  1. numbness and exhaustion
  2. detachment and a lack of determination to carry on
  3. lack of awareness
  4. both A & B
  5. A, B, & C
Grade 11 Emily Dickinson
In "My life closed twice before its close," what mood does Dickinson create by the end of the poem?
  1. somber and calm
  2. heavy and hopeless
  3. sadness and regret
  4. both A & B
  5. both A & C
  6. none of the above
Grade 11 Emily Dickinson
Grade 11 Emily Dickinson
In line 3 of "This is my letter to the World," what might Nature's "simple news" be?
  1. beauty
  2. hope
  3. mortality
  4. immortality
  5. love
  6. all of the above
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