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Elegy for Jane

Elegy for Jane

by Theodore Roethke

Elegy for Jane: Animal, Vegetable, or Mineral True or False

1. What does Roethke compare Jane's "neckcurls" to?tendrils
2. What does Roethke compare Jane's smile to?Toucan Sam
3. In her sadness, what does Jane scrape her cheek against?branches
4. What casts a "spiny shadow?"a fern
5. What does Roethke describe as "skittery?"a swallow

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