by John Clare
I Am: Decay, Destruction, Death Quiz
Think you’ve got your head wrapped around I Am? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What has happened to the speaker's esteems?
They've gone where man has never trod
They are a shipwreck
Q. What is the speaker describing when he talks about sleep in the final stanza?
Taking a nap
Going to bed for the night
Q. Where is the speaker "tost"?
Into the nothingness of scorn and noise
The vast shipwreck of his life's esteems
Into a ship with his creator, God.
Q. Who is stranger than all the rest?
Those the speaker loves the best
The speaker's cat
The speaker's mom
Q. What does the speaker about the place where is he "tost"?
It's full of life and joy
It has grass below, and vaulted sky above
It has neither sense of life nor joy