AP English Literature and Composition Practice Test 12

Questions 1-11 refer to the following information.

A Litany

Ring out your bells, let mourning shows be spread:
For Love is dead.
All Love is dead, infected
With plague of deep disdain;
05Worth, as nought worth, rejected,
And Faith fair scorn doth gain.
From so ungrateful fancy,1
From such female franzy,2
From them that use men thus,
10Good Lord, deliver us!

Weep, neighbors, weep! do you not hear it said
That Love is dead
His death-bed, peacock's folly;
His winding-sheet is shame;
15His will, false-seeming holy;

His sole executor, blame.
From so ungrateful fancy,
From such a female franzy,
From them that use men thus,
20Good Lord, deliver us!

Let dirge3 be sung and trentrals4 rightly read,
For Love is dead.
Sir Wrong his tomb ordaineth5
My mistress Marble-heart,
25Which epitaph containeth,
"Her eyes were once his dart."
From so ungrateful fancy
From such a female franzy,
From them that use men thus,
30Good Lord, deliver us!

Alas, I lie, rage hath this error bred;
Love is not dead.
Love is not dead, but sleepeth
In her unmatchéd mind,
35Where she his counsel keepeth,
Till due desert she find.
Therefore from so vile fancy,
To call such wit a franzy,
Who Love can temper thus,
40Good Lord, deliver us!

—Sir Philip Sidney, c. 1580

1 love
2 frenzy
3 song for the dead
4 thirty Roman Catholic masses for the dead
5 solemnly declares

1. Which of the following events most likely preceded the writing of the poem?

2. The emotional effect of the first stanza (lines 1–10) is achieved mainly by

3. One effect of lines 5–6 is to emphasize the speaker's sense of

4. What feeling does the speaker convey in lines 11–12?

5. Which two lines come closest to stating the same idea?

6. The last four lines of stanzas 1, 2, and 3 can best be paraphrased as

7. The most unconventional and idiosyncratic aspect of the poem is its

8. Lines 37–40 imply all of the following about the speaker EXCEPT that he

9. Which images are most extensively used in the poem?

10. Which of the following marks a turning point in the speaker's tone?

11. The poem is best described as