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1. The tone of the poem is best described as (A) whimsical but pensive (B) jocular but morose (C) breezy but dismissive (D) bemused but cynical (E) mischievous but scathing 2. The poem contains important contrast between (B) knowledge and ignorance (C) morality and custom (D) order and chaos (E) sound and silence 3. The primary effect of lines 1-2 (“As…made”) in the poem as a whole is to (B) underscore the misanthropic quality of the speaker’s musings (C) indicate the cause and impromptu nature of the speaker’s reflections (D) raise the possibility that the speaker’s ideas are unusually self-indulgent (E) introduce an incongruity between the speaker’s perceptions and objective fact 4. In the poem as a whole, the speaker suggestions that the “noises” (line 2) are (D) ominous (E) unthinking

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