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Spring and Fall

Spring and Fall


by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Spring and Fall: What's Happening? Quiz

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Q. Why does Margaret think she's so sad?

Because her pet goldfish, Tinkerbell, died
Because summer is over
Because the leaves are falling off of the trees in the forest
Because she doesn't want to stop reading Hopkins's poetry and go to bed
Q. Where does the poem take place?

In the forest of Goldengrove
On the Cliffs of Insanity
Over the Fires of Mount Doom
On Route 66
Q. When does the poem take place?

In the spring
In the summer
In the fall
In the winter
Q. What, according to the speaker, will happen to Margaret as she gets older?

She'll go off to college and major in English literature.
She'll become a lawyer.
She'll no longer feel sad about the falling of the leaves.
She'll no longer enjoy summer vacation.
Q. What, according to the speaker, is the real reason that Margaret feels sad?

The leaves are falling.
The snow is falling.
She lost her precious ring.
She realizes that she'll die someday.