Piedra de sol
by Octavio Paz
Piedra de sol: I Won't Remember You Quiz
Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Piedra de sol? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. Which Greek goddess does the speaker associate with his long-lost love?
Q. Which of these lines expresses the speaker's desire to remember?
"I search for an instant alive as a bird"
"Moctezuma insomniac / on his bed of thorns"
"the top-hatted tiger, chairman of the board / of the Red Cross and the Vegetarian Society"
"the two took off their clothes and made love"
Q. What explanation does the speaker give for having "forgotten your name, Melusina, / Laura, Isabel, Persephone, Mary"?
"your face is all the faces and none"
The speaker is looking at a photograph of five sisters
The speaker thinks all girls look alike
The speaker's beloved was tragically born without a face
Q. What architectural element is most closely related to memory?
Skirt of corn
The endless corridors
The ivy that creeps
Q. How does the speaker finally solve his memory problem?
He decides that it's better not to know the truth about what happened
He dies and is reborn
He takes gingko biloba supplements
He undergoes hypnosis therapy to uncover the buried memories