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The Black Heralds

The Black Heralds

by César Vallejo

The Black Heralds: Nitty Gritty Quiz

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Q. Which of these lines contains an example of alliteration?


There are blows in life, so powerful…I don't know!
in the fiercest face and in the strongest back.
They are the deep falls of the Christs of the soul,
turns his crazed eyes, and everything lived
Q. Which of these lines contains an example of consonance?


Blows as from the hatred of God; as if, facing them,
or the black heralds sent to us by Death.
when a slap on the shoulder summons us;
There are blows in life, so powerful…I don't know!
Q. Which of these lines contains an example of repetition?


the undertow of everything suffered
Perhaps they are the colts of barbaric Attilas;
of some adored faith blasphemed by Destiny.
And man…. Poor…poor! He turns his eyes, as
Q. Which of these lines is repeated in the poem?


There are blows in life, so powerful…I don't know!
They are few; but they are…. They open dark trenches
bread burning up at the oven door.
wells up, like a pool of guilt, in his look.
Q. Which of these is an example of a simile?


Blows as from the hatred of God
They are few; but they are…
They are the deep falls of the Christs of the soul
He turns his eyes
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