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Ode to My Socks

Ode to My Socks


by Pablo Neruda

Ode to My Socks: This Poem Knocks My Socks Off Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Ode to My Socks? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What goes down in the first stanza of the poem?

the socks come to life
the speaker gets some new socks
the speaker knits some socks
the speaker throws away some old socks
Q. What happens in the second stanza?

Maru Mori takes the socks back
the socks turn the speaker's feet into different animal
the speaker makes a sock puppet
the speaker gets a hole in his new sock
Q. And the third stanza? What's it about?

how the socks were made
the moral of the poem
the speaker's cold feet
the speaker's desire to save the socks and keep them nice
Q. Surprise question: What does the last stanza contain?

the hypothesis
the moral
the punchline
the surprise ending
Q. How is this ode different from a traditional one?

It praises an ordinary object.
It rhymes.
It uses the word "I."
It's not really an ode.