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The Sun Rising

The Sun Rising


by John Donne

The Sun Rising: Device Detective Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Sun Rising? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. A poem written about two lovers at dawn is called an…

Q. The direct address to an inanimate object is known as a(n)...

dramatic monologue
one-way ticket to crazy town
Q. The form of each stanza blends what two types of forms?

Italian and English sonnet forms
villanelle and elegiac forms
yellow and orange to make red
haiku and limerick forms
Q. Line 21 ("She's all states, and all princes I") is an example of…

a double negative
a bizarre pickup line
Q. Lines 21 and 30 both feature...

a zeugma
ironic hyperbole
explicit innuendos
heavy-handed allusions