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Elegy for Jane

Elegy for Jane


by Theodore Roethke

Elegy for Jane: Salmagundi (Look it Up) 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. What is a pickerel?

a 17th century insult
a type of fish
a type of bird
a type of plant
Q. When Jane was sad, where did she "cast herself?"

into a bird cage
into a river
into a pure depth
into a damp grave
Q. What does the speaker try to console himself with?

pizza and beer
fish and chips
clouds and rain
wet stones and moss
Q. What is singing in the "bleached valleys under the rose?"

the speaker
a bird
Q. How did Jane die?

old age
too much homework
thrown by a horse
bird attack