AM LIT UNIT 1

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AM LIT UNIT 1
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  1. What is Whitman probably
    refering to in “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry” when he writes about  “The impalpable sustenance of me from all
    things”?
    being spiritually fed by his surroundings
  2. What does Whitman probably
    mean in “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry” by “It avails not, time nor place--distance
    avails not”?
    that we all have the same perceptions of things
  3. Who are the “dumb,
    beautiful ministers” Whitman addresses in the last stanza of “Crossing Brooklyn
    Ferry”?
    the buildings of Manhatten
  4. Whitman’s “Out of the Cradle
    Endlessly Rocking” may be best described as:
    an elegy
  5. What does Whitman probably
    mean when he calls the bird a “demon” in “Out of the Cradle. . .”?
    that he is possessed by its soul
  6. What “word final, superior to
    all” does the sea tell Whitman in “Out of the Cradle. . .”?
    Death
  7. What permanent effect does
    the mockingbird’s song have on Whitman?
    it makes him a poet
  8. Where does Walt Whitman tell you to look for him near the end of “Song of Myself”?
    under your boot-soles
  9. According to lecture, cities
    tend to represent what for Whitman?
    growth
  10. What color is the “flag of
    my disposition” in Whitman’s “Song of Myself?”
    green
  11. Toward the end of "Song of Myself," Whitman says he will make what kind of sound?
    a barbaric yawp
  12. One section of "Song of
    Myself" describes a richly dressed woman watching twenty-nine
    bathers
  13. When the child asks him
    what grass is in "Song of Myself," what’s Whitman’s initial thought
    about the grass?
    he doesn’t know what it is
  14. In section 51 of “Song of
    Myself”, which line follows "Do I contradict myself?"
    Very well then I contradict myself.
  15. What best describes the
    poetry Whitman wrote?
    free verse
  16. After publishing Leaves of Grass, Whitman...
    • added more poems to it and published
    • it again repeatedly
  17. What is Whitman, the
    poet-narrator, doing at the beginning of Song of Myself ?
    loafing and observing
  18. What, probably, is the
    “liquor never brewed” that Dickinson tastes?
    life
  19. What
    does the fly probably represent in “I heard a Fly buzz—when I died”?
    decay
  20. Dickinson’s “A Certain
    Slant of Light” compares the feeling the light gives her to the “heft” of:
    cathedral tunes
  21. The “hangover” feeling to
    Dickinson’s “I felt a Funeral, in my Brain” is suggested in part by an image
    which says she feels “As all the Heavens were a Bell” and her being but a(n):
    ear
  22. What is the difference in
    tone between "I heard a fly buzz--when I died," and "There's a
    Certain Slant of Light?"
    • one is about death as a good thing, the other about
    • death as a bad thing

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