2.4.4 Test (TST): Wrap-Up: Romanticism and Transcendentalism
English 11 Sem 1
Points Possible: 45
Name: Peter Xia
1. Short-response prompt (15 points)
Emily Dickinson uses personification throughout poem "712." Explain what she personifies in the poem.
Then, analyze the impact of her use of personification on the overall meaning of the poem. Be sure to
use specific details to support your answer.
In the poem “712”, Dickinson personifies Death and in one line, the Sun. The impact of the use
of personification in her poetry is excellent on the overall meaning of the poem since she is referring to
Death as a person. She speaks of Death as if he was a real person, and she describes that she was not
ready for the afterlife, so death waited for her. When her death becomes very realistic, in the stanza,
she asserts that “The dews drew quivering – For only Gossamer, my Gown – my Tippet – only Tulle.” The
final verse shows a glimpse of this immortality, although it has been more than centuries since she died,
it feels no longer than a day.
2. Short-response prompt (15 points)
Analyze how the raven in Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven" helps to develop the speaker's character. Be
sure to use specific details from the poem to support your ideas.
The raven in Edgar Allan Poeffs The Raven helps to develop the speakerffs character by making
the speaker feel a series of emotions and reminding him of the speakerffs lover building up his feelings,