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Spring and Fall

Spring and Fall

by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Spring and Fall: How the Pieces Fit Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Spring and Fall? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What did Hopkins call his special meter?


sprung rhythm
sprung a leak
dactylic hexameter
ballad meter
Q. Which of the following is an example of alliteration in "Spring and Fall"?


Nor mouth had
Sorrow's springs
Margaret, are you grieving
as the heart grows older
Q. Which of the following is an example of metaphor in "Spring and Fall"?


Nor mouth had
Sorrow's springs
Margaret, are you grieving
as the heart grows older
Q. Which of the following is an example of synecdoche in "Spring and Fall"?


Nor mouth had
Sorrow's springs
Margaret, are you grieving
as the heart grows older
Q. What is the basic rhyme scheme of "Spring and Fall"?


ABCDABCDABCD
ABBAABBACDCDCD
ABABABABABAB
AABBCCDDDEEFFGG
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