AP English Literature and Composition Practice Test 8

Questions 1-16 refer to the following information.

Read the poem below, entitled "Thou art not lovelier than lilacs — no" by Edna St. Vincent Millay, then choose answers to the questions that follow.

1. The poem is best described as

2. The speaker's attitude toward the subject's beauty is all of the following EXCEPT

3. In line 10, "delicate poison" is a good example of

4. The subject of the verb "adds" in line 10 is

5. Which of the following best describes the tone of the poem?

6. What is the most important thematic point made in lines 1–8 of the poem?

7. The poem is notable for its use of all of the following EXCEPT

8. The speaker conveys in lines 6–8 that the subject's beauty is

9. In context, "inured" (line 12) most nearly means

10. In line 8, "it" refers to

11. The function of line 14 is best described by which statement?

12. In line 9, the poem shifts from

13. How does the first line of this poem function?

I. It sets up a comparison.

II. The reference to lilacs makes this poem a pastoral poem.

III. It establishes the initial tone.

IV. It states the theme of the poem.

14. Lines 12–14 of the poem function as

15. Which of the following is true of the rhyme scheme in the second stanza?

16. What is the speaker's meaning in lines 10–11?