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Dan Kelchner English......Mr Krucli
all quiet on the western front
julius caeser
Literature Assignments
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  1. Identify how this poem meets the criteria of a dramatic poem. State who the speaker is. Refer to the notes you receive in class.

 1)      One or more characters speak

2)      One or more speakers tell directly what is happening

3)      Creates illusion that the reader is witnessing a dramatic event

4)      The words of the speaker are often but not always placed in quotation marks

 The speaker is a mirror 

  1. Identify 5 images in the poem: State whether they are visual, auditory, gustatory, olfactory, or tactile. Comment on how the images reinforce the mood of the poem.


1)      “I am silver and exact” This is visual imagery. It makes one see something sharp or sends images of elegance.

2)      “Whatever I see I swallow immediately” This is tactile imagery. It makes it more detailed and shows the seriousness of the mood.

3)      “It is pink with speckles.” This is visual imagery. It gives feelings of childlike innocence and beauty.

4)       “She rewards me with tears and an agitation of hands” This is tactile imagery. It brings on feelings of the falling tears and the touch of her hand

5)      “In me she has drowned a young girl” This is tactile imagery. It conjures up the feeling of drowning in the lake of life.

  1. What is the allusion in “Now I am a lake. A women bends over me.”?
  2. This is an allusion to Narcissus. He was a man who saw his own reflection in a lake and fell in love with it.

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