Romanticism Test Review Questions. “Rip Van Winkle” This story is seen as a “wish come true.” What is the wish? What is the most momentous historical event that takes place while Rip is sleeping? How does Rip personify the idea of the Romantic hero?. Romanticism Test Review Questions.
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“Rip Van Winkle”
This story is seen as a “wish come true.” What is the wish?
What is the most momentous historical event that takes place while Rip is sleeping?
How does Rip personify the idea of the Romantic hero?
How does this poem evoke both sunlight and shadow?
Summarize the socioeconomic message of this poem.
To what senses does the imagery of this poem appeal?
“The Cross of Snow”
What can we conclude about the female subject of this poem?
What image contrasts with the images of fire, a halo, and sunlight?
What does the cross the speaker wears symbolize?
Does the image of the “cross of snow” ever melt like real snow?
“Snow-Bound: A Winter Idyll”
What does the imagery in this poem contrast?
What is the main conflict in the poem?
Why is the isolation in the poem a positive experience?
“The Chambered Nautilus”
What would have happened if the speaker had not thought about the nautilus?
Why does the speaker think the nautilus is exceptional?
What does the speaker wish for himself?
What do the “harpies” and the “eagles” represent?
Why does the speaker want to save the ship?
Why was this poem published in the newspaper?