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by H.D.

Helen: "Helen" 101 True or False

1. What traditional poetic form does "Helen" employ? -> Blazon
2. How do the Greeks feel about Helen? -> Feel pretty meh about her
3. What color is associated with Helen throughout the poem? -> Black
4. What food makes an appearance in "Helen"? -> Olives
5. What action does Helen take in the poem? -> She smiles