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Author: szeiger
No. Questions: 5
Created: Jun 29, 2014
Last Modified: 6 years ago

Break, Break, Break

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Break, break, break,
On thy cold gray stones, O Sea!
And I would that my tongue could utter
The thoughts that arise in me.

O, well for the fisherman's boy,
That he shouts with his sister at play!
O, well for the sailor lad,
That he sings in his boat on the bay!

And the stately ships go on
To their haven under the hill;
But O for the touch of a vanish'd hand,
And the sound of a voice that is still!

Break, break, break
At the foot of thy crags, O Sea!
But the tender grace of a day that is dead
Will never come back to me.
Grade 10 Poetic Devices CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RL.9-10.6
The repetition of "Break, break, break" describes...
  1. The ocean waves hitting the shore
  2. The ocean waves traveling in the water
  3. The boats sitting in the water
  4. The children digging in the sand
Grade 10 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RL.9-10.6
Stanza 2 contains hints of what type of figurative language?
  1. Flashback
  2. Sarcasm
  3. Allusion
  4. Personification
Grade 10 Summarizing CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.9-10.3
Which stanza hints at why the speaker is sad?
  1. Stanza 1
  2. Stanza 2
  3. Stanza 3
  4. Stanza 4