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A Blessing

A Blessing

by James Wright

A Blessing: Twilight Zone Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around A Blessing? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. Line 2 ("Twilight bounds softly forth on the grass.") illustrates the use of


alliteration.
personification.
iambic pentameter.
outdoor gymnastics demo.
Q. Which line contains a slant rhyme?


"There is no loneliness like theirs."
"Just off the highway to Rochester, Minnesota,"
"I would like to hold the slenderer one in my arms,"
"The picture was hanging crooked, so she straightened it."
Q. Which element of the poem most clearly suggests a theme of isolation?


willow trees
barbed wire
Indian ponies
desert island
Q. Which word conveys an important double meaning in the poem?


break
ripple
munching
double-cross
Q. Which of the following did James Wright find "mysterious and frightening"?


horses
history
imagination
Donald Trump's hairstyle
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