Poetry Comprehension Practice Test 3

Poetry Comprehension Practice Test 3

 

Directions (Q. 1-6): Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow by selecting the correct/most appropriate options.

Break, Break, Break,
On thy cold gray stones, O Sea!
And I would that my tongue could utter
The thoughts that arise in me.
O, well for the fisherman’s boy,
That he shouts with his sister at play!
O, well for the sailor lad,
That he sings in his boat on the bay !
And the stately ships go on
To their haven under the hill;
But O for the touch of a vanish’d hand,
And the sound of a voice that is still !
Break, Break, Break,
At the foot of thy crags, O Sea !
But the tender grace of a day that is dead
Will never come back to me.

 

1. What is ‘breaking’ in ‘Break, Break, Break?
(1) The sunshine through the clouds
(2) The sea
(3) Poet’s heart
(4) The wind

Ans. 2

2. The mood of the speaker in ‘Beak, Break, Break’ is
(1) energised
(2) contemplative and hopeful
(3) lighthearted
(4) somber and grieved

Ans. 4

3. The speaker in ‘Break, Break, Break’ observes all the following, except
(1) ships coming in
(2) children playing
(3) a sailor boy singing
(4) a lady in a tower

Ans. 4

4. The speaker of ‘Break, Break, Break’ cannot
(1) hear
(2) feel
(3) see
(4) speak

Ans. 4

5. In the first two lines of the poem, the poet uses
(1) metophor
(2) simile
(3) apostrophe
(4) assonance

Ans. 1

6. The phrase ‘haven under the hill’ is an example of
(1) personification
(2) simile
(3) metaphor
(4) alliteration

 

Ans. 4