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Piedra de sol

Piedra de sol


by Octavio Paz

Piedra de sol: Sunstone 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. What is the sunstone that gives the poem its name?

A rock that fell from the sky in 1492
An ancient Aztec calendar
Octavio Paz's Irish terrier
The color of the walls of the library where the poem was written
Q. The number of lines in the original Spanish version of the poem is the same as the number of days in the Venus calendar. That number is…

Q. Which of the poem's themes most directly relates to its title?

Memory and the past
Q. In the poem, which season is related to the lost memory?

hunting season
Q. The original sunstone is located where in the world?

Mexico City
New York City
Octavio Paz's Mom's house