AP English Literature: The Farm and the City

In line 1, the farm house that "lingers" represents

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AP English Literature and CompositionImagery and Figurative Language
Imagery and Figurative LanguageInterpreting meanings and effects of figurative language and imagery
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rhyme every other one on impulse in cold metal grasses

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Pen it down in a basement in an hour An

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apple treated so freely in the water Brooke was thrown

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And even sewer dungeon fetid darkness Ancient math But I

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wonder if you're going to sleep All right Well let's

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see In line one The farmhouse that lingers Represents what

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Nightline One Alright the farmhouse lingers though adverse to square

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Does that mean well that farmhouse a building that isn't

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typically constructed anymore is still holding on in the first

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line It lingers suggesting it's been there for a long

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time Back when the brook was still above ground in

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the farmhouse Didn't have to What Where The new city

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street So the answer here is C A refusal to

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fully relinquish its past That's the right answer All right

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Loser bowl When the speaker says that the Brooke held

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the house as in an elbow crook Will the warm

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connotations of Held implied the farmhouse and the brook lived

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in perfect harmony with the rest of the poem sets

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up in antagonism between city life and the brook And

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these lines suggest that the farm is on the ladders

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side because well of its long history in the area

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right Well there are no clues to determine whether anyone

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still lives in the farmhouse or not So all those

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air wrong sees the right answer and you go farmhouse 00:01:41.74 --> [endTime] hang in there