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The Voice

The Voice


by Thomas Hardy

The Voice: "The Voice" and Content Quiz

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Q. The speaker of the poem can't distinguish between the voice of the woman and what?

The sound of the waves
The sound of church bells
The sound of the wind
His own voice
Q. What color is the woman's dress?

Sky blue
Air blue
Trick question; she's wearing pants.
Q. What is the woman doing at the end of the poem?

Nothing; she's dead.
Q. What is falling around the speaker?

Bird droppings
Q. Is the speaker insane or what?

Definitely insane.
Definitely not; he's totally sane.
We don't know for sure; that's what makes the poem interesting.
Mambo dogface to the banana patch.