AP English Literature and Composition 1.7 Passage Drill 4
AP English Literature and Composition 1.7 Passage Drill 4. The ongoing emphasis on vegetation and nature in the poem classifies it as which of the following styles?
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And here are the potential answers...
Okay, so... the author doesn't come right out and tell us about his personal dietary
habits, but we have a feeling he downs his fair share of soy patties and wheatgrass shakes.
It's all "leaf-fringed" this and "trodden weed" that. This guy definitely has Mother
Nature on the mind.
This question wants to know... how does this emphasis on all things veggie...classify the poem?
We've heard of poetic feet... but apparently this one also has a green thumb...
Well, it really just comes down to vocab.
We can probably eliminate C -- Environmental... because it seems like a bit of a decoy answer.
Yes, when one talks about nature they're talking about our environment... but is that really
a style of poetry? Nah -- scratch it.
We can also skip D -- we KNOW this poem is an ode because it's right in the title...
but does an ode necessarily have anything to do with nature?
Nope. Moving on.
E is a no-go as well. A "lyric" poem is just another type, like an "ode," and has nothing
to do with nature.
If we weren't sure, we could think about songs that people refer to as "lyrical"... it has
more to do with a piece's meter and rhythm than with its content...
So we're down to either A "Idyllic," or B "Pastoral."
Both mean roughly the same thing... and here's where we have to fall back on our knowledge
The technical, official term for a poetry centering on nature is "pastoral."
So B it is.
As in, "Buckwheat tofu muffins."