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I tend to struggle with English. Since finals are coming up our teacher gave us a couple practice questions. I have done most of them but am stuck on...

I tend to struggle with English. Since finals are coming up our teacher gave us a couple practice questions. I have done most of them but am stuck on these few. Please help! I really would like to be able to have enough practice for the final coming up. Thank you.


1.Read this passage from "Mending Wall," and think about who is "speaking" in the poem. 


And some are loaves and some so nearly balls 

We have to use a spell to make them balance: 

'Stay where you are until our backs are turned!' 

We wear our fingers rough with handling them. 

Oh, just another kind of outdoor game, 

One on a side. It comes to little more. . . 


What does the passage reveal about the speaker of "Mending Wall"?


-He feels hostile toward his neighbor.

-He is an excellent builder.

-He isn't interested in language.

-He isn't taking the task seriously.



2.Review the first four lines of Jean Toomer's poem "Seventh Street." How does Jean Toomer portray city life in these lines? 


Money burns the pocket, pocket hurts, 

Bootleggers in silken shirts, 

Ballooned, zooming Cadillacs, 

Whizzing, whizzing down the street-car tracks.


-as a dangerous and mysterious place

-as a place for quiet introspection

-as a bustling and impersonal space

-as a safe, comfortable space

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