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Elegy for Jane

Elegy for Jane

by Theodore Roethke

Elegy for Jane: Birds (Angry and Otherwise) Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Elegy for Jane? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. Which bird does Roethke compare Jane to in the poem's first stanza?


penguin
hawk
wren
swallow
Q. What did the shade and the mold join the wren in doing?


singing
flying
nesting
eating grubs and worms
Q. Complete the following line: My [ ], you are not here.


darling
chicken
robin
sparrow
Q. Which bird did Roethke describe as, "skittery?"


owl
Big Bird
pigeon
crow
Q. Which bird to Roethke describe as, "happy?"


wren
sparrow
pigeon
Toucan Sam
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