The American Dream Poetry Test

I think continually about Those Who Were Truly Great:
About the author
Stephen Spender
-Themes of social injustice and class struggle
-Felt effects of WWI and WWII
-Communist Party member

I think continually about Those Who Were Truly Great:
Setting and Style
-20th century
-Flowing words
-Focuses on influence that great ones have.

I think continually about Those Who Were Truly Great:
Poetic Devices
Symbolism:
Archetypes:
Personification:
Metaphor and Simile:

I think continually about Those Who Were Truly Great:
Imagery

I think continually about Those Who Were Truly Great:
Diction
-Positive, flowery, NATURAL: (womb, wind, spring, sky, rocks, clouds, blossoms, branch)
-Also full of light and passion (soul, light, sun, fire, vivid)

I think continually about Those Who Were Truly Great:
Tone, Mood, Atmosphere
-Tone: Speaker sounds like he is in AWE of these great ppl
-Mood: Reader may FEEL INSPIRED by the great ones
-Atmosphere: MOTIVATIONAL and HOPEFUL for mankind

I think continually about Those Who Were Truly Great:
Topics/ Connections to themes of unit
-People who do good in the name of others will be REMEMBERED FOREVER.

I think continually about Those Who Were Truly Great:
Effectiveness
-Flowery and passionate language is best suited for people who enjoy imagery and figurative language.
-Spender must be writing for an audience who appreciates poetry, older people most likely.

Higher Ground:
About the author
-Stevie Wonder: Believes in REINCARNATION.
-Before car crash, allowed him MAKE ME AWARE OF A LOT OF THINGS and TO GET MYELF TOGETHER.

Higher Ground:
Setting, Style, Tone
Just before car crash which eft him in coma for 5 days
Setting: Earth, maybe Heaven or finding heaven on earth
-Style: 1st person speaker, CRITICAL, MOTIVATIONAL
Tone: POSSIBILITY TO CHANGE IF WE JUST SEE CLEARLY AND WAKEUP

Higher Ground:
Imagery/ Poetic Devices
-Juxtaposition:
-Idiom/Metaphor:
-Symbol:
-Repletion:

Higher Ground:
Topics/ Connections to themes of unit

Can We Auto-Correct Humanity:
About the author

Can We Auto-Correct Humanity:
Setting/Style

Can We Auto-Correct Humanity:
Imagery/Poetic Devices
Puns/Irony:
Irony:

Can We Auto-Correct Humanity:
Atmosphere, Tone, Mood

Can We Auto-Correct Humanity:
Allusions

Can We Auto-Correct Humanity:
Topics/ Connections to themes of unit

The Hollow Men:
About the Author

The Hollow Men:
Setting and Style

The Hollow Men:
Atmosphere, Tone, Mood

The Hollow Men:
Symbols:
Eyes:
Shattered Glass:
Scarecrows:
Fading Star:
Cactus/Prikly pear:
The Shadow:

The Hollow Men:
The Ending

The Hollow Men:
Allusions

Ulysses:
About the Author

Ulysses:
Setting and Style

Ulysses:
Imagery/ Poetic Devices
Metaphor:
Personification:
Simile:
Imagery:
Symbol:

Ulysses:
Atmosphere/Tone/Mood

Ulysses:
Alllusions

Ulysses:
Themes

In Goya’s Greatest Scenes:
About the Author

In Goya’s Greatest Scenes:
Setting/Style

In Goya’s Greatest Scenes:
Poetic Devices

In Goya’s Greatest Scenes:
Themes