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The Black Heralds

The Black Heralds


by César Vallejo

The Black Heralds: Code-breakers Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Black Heralds? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. Which of these religious images appears in the poem?

the Bible
a nun
an angel
Q. What religion does Vallejo get most of his references from

Q. Which of the following is the best characterization of the speaker?

Like a human Miss Piggy
A group of women
A single "I"
The poet's mother
Q. What is water most closely associated with in the poem?

Q. Which of these historical personalities appears in the poem?

Alexander the Great
Attila the Hun
Genghis Khan
Simon Bolivar