Life is real! Life is earnest!
And the grave is not its goal;
Dust thou art, to dust returnest,
Was not spoken of the soul.
Which BEST describes the mood that Longfellow created in the stanza?
The answer is C.) optimistic.Auto answered|Score .769|jeifunk|Points 8390|User:
Read the lines from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's “A Psalm of Life,” and then answer the question.
Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time;
What is the BEST meaning of sublime as it is used in the stanza?
The best meaning of sublime as used in the stanza is D.) inspirational.Auto answered|Score .7721|wedekind|Points 1501|User:
By Emily Dickinson
Because I could not stop for Death,
He kindly stopped for me;
The carriage held but just ourselves
We slowly drove, he knew no haste,
And I had put away
My labor, and my leisure too,
For his civility.
We passed the school where children played,
Their lessons scarcely done;
We passed the fields of gazing grain,
We passed the setting sun.
We paused before a house that seemed
A swelling of the ground;
The roof was scarcely visible,
The cornice but a mound.
Since then 't is centuries; but each
Feels shorter than the day
I first surmised the horses' heads
Were toward eternity.
"Because I could not stop for death." Emily Dickinson, 1901.
Dickinson uses words like kindly, slowly, and civility to create a mood that is BEST described as
C. resolute.Auto answered|Score .9823|rickjames|Points 884|User:
Which characteristic of writing poetry is shared by Longfellow, Dickinson, and Whitman?
A. They all used extended metaphors to draw comparisons.
B. They all focused on themes about the inevitability of death.
C. They all wrote using a lyric structure with regular rhythm and rhyme.
D. They all created vivid images through the use of various literary devices.
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