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Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard

Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard


by Thomas Gray

Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard: Putting it All Together Quiz

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Q. What's an elegy, anyway?

a poem of mourning
a poem in honor of a famous person
something you write on your tombstone
a love poem
Q. What's the rhyme scheme of the poem?

Q. What's the meter of the poem?

iambic tetrameter
dactylic hexameter
trochaic trimeter
iambic pentameter
Q. What are the stanzas called?

ballad meter
heroic quatrains
Q. Which of the following lines has an example of alliteration from Gray's "Elegy"?

"The curfew tolls the knell of parting day"
"The plowman homeward plods his weary way"
"And leaves the world to darkness and to me"
"Molest her ancient solitary reign"