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To Helen

To Helen


by Edgar Allan Poe

To Helen: Formal Wear Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around To Helen? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What is the name for the type of rhyme we see in the second stanza on "Greece" and "face"?

Dumb rhyme
A hudibrastic rhyme
Slant rhyme or half rhyme
A face rhyme
Q. Much of the poem's lines are written in what type of meter?

Anapestic Dimeter
Iambic Tetrameter
Poe Meter
Fake Meter
Q. How many stanzas are there in "To Helen"?

One million.
Q. What is a comparison called that uses "like" or "as"?

Q. What is the repetition of the "w" in "weary way-worn wanderer" called?

The W