Poem Structure
Poem Meaning/Figurative Language
Poem Questions
Sound and Structure Devices
Figurative Language
100

What is the title and author?

The Coming of Spring by Nora Perry

100

What is the subject of this poem?

Spring/changing seasons

100

36. What does drift mean in line 30?

C. a large pile of snow

100

What figurative language device is used in this example? "Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortals ever dared to dream before"

Alliteration

100

What figurative language device is used in this example? "The stars are like a million glittering diamonds in the sky"

Simile

200

How many lines are in the poem?

36
200

Name a line with repetition.

Line 10: "'Tis winter, winter still"

Line 31: "The long days gain and gain"

Line 33: "Once more, and yet once more"

200

32. Which lines from the poem provide the strongest support for the theme of renewal? 

D. “We see the bloom of birth / Make young again the earth.”

200

What figurative language device is used in this example? "The machine click clacked over the sound of even the thoughts in her head "

Onomatopoeia

200

What figurative language device is used in this example? "The sun is a runny egg yolk"

Metaphor

300

How many stanzas are in the poem?

9

300

Name a possible theme in this poem.

Renewal, rebirth/renaissance, new beginnings, hope/growth

300

34. What can be inferred from lines 5–6? 

C. The speaker thinks the shade of blue in the spring sky is different than that of a winter sky. 

300

What figurative language device is used in this example? "We stand, as one. We fall, as one. We rise again, as one."

Repetition

300

What figurative language device is used in this example? "The house stands tall and rigid, with its windows glaring at me as I walk by"

Personification

400

What is the rhyme scheme of each stanza?

AABB

400

What sound device is used in these lines: "a whirr as if of wings," "bud and bloom. . .," and ". . . laugh and leap"

Alliteration

400

33. How does the first stanza contribute to the meaning of the poem? 

A. It introduces the idea that a difference can be felt all around 

400

What figurative language device is used in this example? "Round us bark the mad and hungry dogs/Making their mock. . ."

Consonance

400

What figurative language device is used in this example? "Let me fix it up. This old car is about to meet its fairy godmother and end up at the ball in a ballgown and glass slippers."

Allusion

500

How do the ideas build from the first to last stanza?

The first stanza introduces the season change and everything builds to the last stanza describing what the season change means (theme)

500

Name another piece of figurative language used in the poem.

Answers will vary.

500

35. Which lines reveal the speaker’s contrasting perspectives regarding winter and spring? 

D. “And tomorrow or today / The brooks will break away / From their icy, frozen sleep / And run and laugh and leap.” 

500

What figurative language device is used in this example? "The thoughts whirled and twirled and swirled until / They stopped."

Varying line length

500

What figurative language device would be used in an image of a butterfly landing on a skull?

Juxtaposition

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