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Elegy for Jane

Elegy for Jane


by Theodore Roethke

Elegy for Jane: Birds (Angry and Otherwise) True or False

1. Which bird does Roethke compare Jane to in the poem's first stanza? -> wren
2. What did the shade and the mold join the wren in doing? -> singing
3. Complete the following line: My [ ], you are not here. -> sparrow
4. Which bird did Roethke describe as, "skittery?" -> owl
5. Which bird to Roethke describe as, "happy?" -> wren