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Piedra de sol

Piedra de sol


by Octavio Paz

Piedra de sol: The Essentials 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. How did the object of the speaker's affection die?

A table-saw accident
Heart disease
She drowned
Spontaneous dental hydroplosion
Q. Where and when did the speaker and his girlfriend make love?

Madrid, 1937
Paris, 1944
Trenton, New Jersey, 1776
Shmoop headquarters, 2012
Q. With whom did Heloise fall in love?

Harry and Sally
The speaker
Q. What Biblical figure does the speaker allude to when he mentions "the jawbone of an ass" in line 426?

The four horsemen
Q. What is the last line of the poem?

"Madrid, 1937"
"forever arriving"
"Yippee ki-yay Mr. Falcon"
"where a man in shirtsleeves reads the news"