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1. Short-response prompt (15 points) Read the following two poems: "Nothing Gold Can Stay" by Robert Frost Nature's first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf's a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay. "The Red Wheelbarrow" by William Carlos Williams so much depends upon a red wheel barrow glazed with rain water beside the white chickens. Compare and contrast the ways in which the two authors use figurative language in their poems to convey tone. How does the tone in each poem differ? Be sure to include specific details from the texts to support your answer.
2. Short-response prompt (15 points) Read the following excerpt from chapter 21 of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath : Those families which had lived on a little piece of land, who had lived and died on forty acres, had eaten or starved on the produce of forty acres, had now the whole West to rove in. And they scampered about, looking for work; and the highways were streams of people, and the ditch banks were lines of

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