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To Helen

To Helen


by Edgar Allan Poe

To Helen: Start From the Beginning 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. To what does the speaker compare Helen's beauty in the first stanza?

Penelope Cruz
A bomb
Nicean barks
Q. What does the word "barks" mean?

Dog barks
Q. What did those "barks" do?

Carried a weary, way-worn wanderer
Blew up
They carried the president home
They didn't do anything
Q. Where was the wanderer's final destination?

New York City
His native shore
Q. To whom might "weary, way-worn wanderer" be an allusion?

Ferris Bueller
Bill O'Reilly
The Roman poet Catullus