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Siren Song

Siren Song

by Margaret Atwood

Siren Song: Name That Theme Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Siren Song? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. The fact that men leap overboard in squadrons despite seeing those beached skulls reflects the Siren's art of


deception
mortality
immortality
time
Q. The "picturesque and mythical" island is really a symbol for the speaker's sense of


repression
isolation
versions of reality
masculinity
Q. The "boring" song and its consequences that are always the same reflect the poem's theme of


women and femininity
versions of reality
truth
transformation
Q. Even though the speaker has two "feathery maniacs" on that island with her, she can't expect any surprises or difference, which reflects the theme of


man and nature
isolation
mortality
femininity
Q. Flattery and the inflation of egos are the speaker's best tools for


perseverance
mortality
suffering
deception
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