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We Wear the Mask

We Wear the Mask

by Paul Laurence Dunbar

We Wear the Mask: Name That Theme True or False

1. The poem's refrain supports the theme of: -> awe and amazement
2. The phrase "torn and bleeding hearts" most closely supports the theme of: -> lies and deceit
3. The phrase "mouth with myriad subtleties" illuminates nineteenth-century issues of: -> truth
4. The "vile" clay in the third stanza appears as part of a question dealing with issues of: -> society and class
5. The apostrophe "O great Christ" further emphasizes the theme of: -> suffering

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