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I Will Wade Out

i will wade out till my thighs are steeped in burning flowers I will take the sun in my mouth and leap into the ripe air Alive with closed eyes to dash against darkness in the sleeping curves of my body Shall enter fingers of smooth mastery with chasteness of sea-girls Will i complete the mystery of my flesh I will rise After a thousand years lipping flowers And set my teeth in the silver of the moon

1. The type of diction this poem employs is a. Higher level b. Simplistic c. Formal d. Informal e. None of the above (straightforward)

2. In lines 4-7 " and leap into the ripe air Alive with closed eyes to dash against darkness why did Cummings provide such a stark conflict? a. It is a thematic patterns within the poem b. In order to seamlessly include the sun and moon references c. To add contrast to the story d. To foreshadow the darkness coming in the persons life e. To embody the massive extent to how much the persons life has changed for the better. (Specific line) 3. All of these are the intended purpose of the poem except a. To inspire positive change b. To share a personal journey c. To warn against being bold d. Create meaning through syntax and structure e. Have the reader draw their own individual meanings from the poem by making it vague 4. In I Will Wade Out the reader can infer that a. The author was abused as a child b. This poem comes from a dark place c. The poem was written in the early 1900s d. The author was in a good place and wanted to express such e. None of the above

The correct answer choice is B. The diction was very simple and easy to understand. Choice A is incorrect. None of the diction was about middle school level. Choice C is incorrect. There were no specifically formal words within the poem. Choice D is incorrect. There were no specifically informal words in the poem. Choice E is incorrect simply because other than A, the rest are incorrect. The correct answer choice is E. This poem is about bettering yourself and taking drastic risks. Choice A is incorrect. There was no pattern within this poem it was almost free verse. Choice B is incorrect. The sun and moon references had no connection to these two lines. Choice C is incorrect. Contrast is part of the poem but it is not a main component. Choice D is incorrect. There is no darkness at the end it is a very uplifting poem.

5. What is the purpose of the sun and moon mentions in the text? I. To express how huge and impossible the narrators aspirations were

The correct answer is C. The entire base of the poem was to make a radical change. Choice A is incorrect. The poem was lighthearted and inspirational. Choice B is incorrect. Cummings did share a personal journey/accomplishment. Choice D is incorrect. The poems meanings did come out of its odd structure and syntax. Choice E is incorrect. Cummings made the poem vague enough to leave room for the imagination. The correct answer is D. The author obviously took a big leap of faith in his life and wanted to express how elated he was. Choice A is incorrect. There is no evidence of this in the claim. Choice B is incorrect. There is no evidence of this in the claim. Choice C is incorrect. There is no evidence to support this claim. Choice E is incorrect. The correct answer is in the lineup. The correct answer is C. The sun and moon are so hard to grasp and reach because of their sheer size and by comparing those to his goals (using hyperboles) it added depth to the

To incorporate a little nature into the poem To add more texture to the poem with hyperboles a. I only b. I and II c. I and III d. II and III e. I, II, and III

II. III.

poem. Choice A is incorrect. There are two correct answers. Choice B is incorrect. II is untrue and has no relevance to the poem. Choice D is incorrect. II is untrue. Choice E is incorrect. There are only two correct answers.