Poetry Comprehension Practice Test 4

Poetry Comprehension Practice Test 4

 

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

Dark house, by which once more I stand
Here in the long unlovely street,
Doors, where my heart was used to beat
So quickly, waiting for a hand,
A hand that can be clasp’d no more
Behold me, for I cannot sleep,
And like a guilty thing I creep (7)
At earliest morning to the door.
He is not here; but far away
The noise of life begins again,
And ghastly thro’ the drizzling rain
On the bald street breaks the blank day. (12)

1. The speaker is standing in front of a/an
(1) open field
(3) dark road
(2) graveyard
(4) empty house

Ans. 4

2. The poet is waiting for someone to hold his
(1) hand (2) arm
(3) body
(4) heart

Ans. 1

3. The poet is standing in the ‘unlovely street’
(1) to overcome his loneliness
(2) to get rid of his fear
(3) to meet his friend
(4) to experience the drizzling rain

Ans. 3

4. The phrase ‘noise of life’ signifies
(1) the sound of drizzling rain
(2) daily routine of life
(3) the poet’s friend while talking
(4) nature’s sympathy for the poet

Ans. 2

5. The poetic device used in line 7 is
(1) onomatopoeia
(2) a metaphor
(3) a hyperbole
(4) a simile

Ans. 4

6. In line 12, the poetic device used is
(1) alliteration
(3) an irony
(2) a metaphor
(4) a simile

Ans. 1