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Elegy for Jane

Elegy for Jane

by Theodore Roethke

Elegy for Jane: Salmagundi (Look it Up) True or False

1. What is a pickerel?a 17th century insult
2. When Jane was sad, where did she "cast herself?"into a pure depth
3. What does the speaker try to console himself with?clouds and rain
4. What is singing in the "bleached valleys under the rose?"mold
5. How did Jane die?old age

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