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The Author to Her Book

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?

Stretches them
Massages them
Washes them
Squeezes them really, really hard
Q. Why does she do this?

Who knows?
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
Huge strides
A hobble
An incredible gait
Q. What is this poem’s meter?

Iambic pentameter
Parking meter
Trochaic hexameter
Dactylic hexameter
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