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The Colossus

The Colossus


by Sylvia Plath

The Colossus: The Quiz of Death True or False

1. Which bones in the human body does the poem reference? -> skull-plates
2. The speaker compares herself to an ant that's _____. -> dying
3. What are the tumuli referenced in the poem? -> a delicious Italian candy
4. In what way does the speaker describe the bones of the statue? -> brittle
5. The speaker accuses the Colossus of thinking it's a _____. -> "Demon king"