American Literature Mid-Term

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American Literature Mid-Term 1. The speaker in William Carlos Williams steals her plums. 2. In “The Egg” the father collects deformed chickens. 3. The procedure the two woman are talking about in “The Waste Land” as the pub is closing is getting the one woman new teeth before her husband comes home. 4. George’s mother is glad that George was killed before he could kill anyone else and have to have their blood on his hands. 5. Robert Frost compares his neighbor to a pine tree in “Mending Wall” 6. Mrs. Waythorn’s first husband is drawn back into her life because of their sick daughter. 7. In “The Gilded Six Bits” Slemmons owns an ice cream parlor. 8. The woman in “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” are talking about the speaker. 9. In “The River Merchants Wife” the paired butterflies are already yellow with august. 10. Because I could not stop for death--/He kindly stopped for me
Short Answer 1. In the “Gilded Six Bits” it is significant that the shopkeeper wanted to be like Joe for many reasons. One being that Joe was a colored man. In the time period the story takes place it is often considered a bad thing to be colored. The shopkeeper desires to be like Joe because colored people are laughing all the time and nothing worries them as far as the shopkeeper can see. This is ironic because normally it is the colored man that wants to be white but this time it was the white man wanting to be colored. 2. J 3. She is trying not to show her husband her true feelings about the war because she wants him to do something heroic. At the same time she is trying not to force her husband to go to war but let him decide for himself so he can make himself perfect. She also supposed the man who won her love would do something to win her love over. This relates to the romantic era because she is wanting him to…...

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