The Author to Her Book
by Anne Bradstreet
The Author to Her Book: Meter Matters Quiz
Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Author to Her Book? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What does the speaker do to the book’s joints?
Squeezes them really, really hard
Q. Why does she do this?
In order to make its feet “odd”
In order to make its feet “even”
Because she’s mean
Q. With what does the book run?
It doesn’t run, but only walks
An incredible gait
Q. What is this poem’s meter?
Q. What does the speaker mean by the word “feet”?
The foot of a bed
An actual foot
The depth of a pool
A poetic beat