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Elegy for Jane

Elegy for Jane

by Theodore Roethke

Elegy for Jane: Animal, Vegetable, or Mineral 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 does Roethke compare Jane's "neckcurls" to?


a fish
tendrils
a bird
twigs
Q. What does Roethke compare Jane's smile to?


a fish
tendrils
Toucan Sam
straw
Q. In her sadness, what does Jane scrape her cheek against?


rocks
moss
branches
straw
Q. What casts a "spiny shadow?"


a fern
Roethke
Jane
tendrils
Q. What does Roethke describe as "skittery?"


a swallow
a wren
a pigeon
a fish
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