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A Blessing

A Blessing

by James Wright

A Blessing: Spring Fever True or False

1. The phrase "munching the young tufts of spring" (14) illustrates the use of which poetic device? -> simile
2. In line 9, the poet emphasizes the ponies' eagerness to greet the visitors by -> structuring the line as a run-on sentence.
3. Which image in the poem most clearly symbolizes romantic love? -> a dozen long-stemmed red roses
4. Which excerpt best illustrates the poet's use of tactile imagery? -> "She is black and white,"
5. Which line displays the poet's use of both alliteration and assonance? -> "And the light breeze moves me to caress her long ear"

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