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The Splendour Falls on Castle Walls

The Splendour Falls on Castle Walls


by Alfred Lord Tennyson

The Splendour Falls on Castle Walls: Look Who's Talkin' Quiz

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Q. What is the speaker of the poem doing?

He is alone on a beach
He is on a hot date
He's watching the sun in the mountains
He's participating in a yo-yo competition
Q. What does the speaker imagine?

That the bugles he hears are magical
That he is fighting orcs
That he has an invisible friend named Harvey
That his dead friend can hear him
Q. Who or what does the speaker speak to directly?

the fairies of Elfland
the bugle and his "love"
the mountains
David Bowie
Q. How does the speaker imagine that he'll gain immortality?

By swallowing the potion of eternal youth that he purchased from a guy in a back alley
Through the castle he built
Because of the litter he leaves behind
Through the "echoes" he leaves behind
Q. What does the speaker of the poem see?

lakes, river, sunset, waterfall, mountains, castle
A band of thieves
A fairy princess
A high school band practicing the bugle