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A Blessing

A Blessing


by James Wright

A Blessing: The Wright Stuff Quiz

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Q. What did James Wright and his son Franz have in common?

Both of them enjoyed outdoor sports.
They both won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.
Both of them had a fascination for Indian ponies.
They both were annoyed when people made "wright" puns.
Q. Which poet witnessed the event that inspired James Wright to write "A Blessing"?

Robert Bly
Robert Lowell
Robert Francis
Robert Downey Jr.
Q. James Wright said he felt blessed to spend time with "David," who was

a Pulitzer-Prize-winning poet.
a sway-backed palomino horse.
the owner of the pasture depicted in "A Blessing."
the popular host of The Late Show With David Letterman.
Q. "A Blessing" and other poems by James Wright contain allusions that reflect his interest in

Greek and Roman mythology.
the history of the Industrial Revolution.
the traditional culture of American Indians.
magician's card tricks and other arts of illusion.
Q. James Wright displayed an unusual talent for

crafting epic poems.
writing in blank verse form.
memorizing long passages of poetry.
predicting the winners of Dancing with the Stars.