QUESTION 1Read the poem which follows and select the emotion

QUESTION 1Read the poem which follows and select the emotions and imagery of a parent’s perspective on a child’s death that also appear in The Sweet Hereafter (you can choose more than one).’Luna Rayne’ by Susan MichalskiI hold this tiny thoughtin my fistif my moon girl couldshe’d dancethrough the storm puddlesleft behindin my next dreamand sing like rainon canvasfor one brilliant momentas I recallThe lonely image of the moonThe feeling of anger like a fistThe feeling of being in a dreamThe feeling of living in memoriesThe feeling of joy one has when dancingQUESTION 2Read the poem which follows and select the symbols and imagery of death that also appear in The Sweet Hereafter. (you can choose more than one).’Absence’ by Amy LowellMy cup is empty to-night,Cold and dry are its sides,Chilled by the wind from the open window.Empty and void, it sparkles white in the moonlight.The room is filled with the strange scentOf wisteria blossoms.They sway in the moon’s radianceAnd tap against the wall.But the cup of my heart is still,And cold, and empty.When you come, it brimsRed and trembling with blood,Heart’s blood for your drinking;To fill your mouth with loveAnd the bitter-sweet taste of a soul.The coldThe darknessThe color redThe sweetnessThe empty cupQUESTION 3Read the poem which follows and select the emotions and imagery of an outsider’s perspective of death that also appear in The Sweet Hereafter. (you can choose more than one).’There’s been a Death, in the Opposite House’ by Emily DickinsonThere’s been a Death, in the Opposite House,As lately as Today —I know it, by the numb lookSuch Houses have — always —The Neighbors rustle in and out —The Doctor — drives away —A Window opens like a Pod —Abrupt — mechanically —Somebody flings a Mattress out —The Children hurry by —They wonder if it died — on that —I used to — when a Boy —The Minister — goes stiffly in —As if the House were His —And He owned all the Mourners — now —And little Boys — besides —And then the Milliner — and the ManOf the Appalling Trade —To take the measure of the House —There’ll be that Dark Parade —Of Tassels — and of Coaches — soon —It’s easy as a Sign —The Intuition of the News —In just a Country Town —The image of the undertakerThe numbness of the bereavedThe curiosity of the childrenThe image of the casket and the processionSurvivors looking to the church for comfortQUESTION 4Read the poem which follows and select the emotions and imagery of an outsider’s perspective of death that also appear in The Sweet Hereafter. (you can choose more than one).’Every Death Is Magic from the Enemy to Be Avenged’ by Brooks HaxtonWhen fever burned the last light out of my daughter’s eyes,I swore to find and kill the ones to blame. Menmust mount the long boat in the dark with spears.At dawn, where the flowering spicebush hid my scent,I crouched. A young wife, newborn slung across her chest,came first for spring water. She stooped. My god,for vengeance, spoke her secret name inside my ear. Her godstepped back with no scream, his right hand at his mouth,the knuckles clenched between the pointed teeth.The idea of secrets being toldThe idea of assigning blameThe image of the flowering bushThe image of the pointy teethThe image of the newbornQUESTION 5In The Sweet Hereafter, why is the accident scene described only in similes – ‘bearing down on me like a wall of water’ – and surreal images – ‘the sky tipped and veered away and the ground lurched brutally forward?’A description of the accident would be too graphic and brutal for most readersNone of the characters can remember the accident well enough to tell itIt is too hard to write a graphic description of an automobile wreckA graphic description of the accident would not serve the themes, plot, or charactersQUESTION 6Which lines from The Sweet Hereafter do the following lines (see stanza 5 in bold typeface) from the Emily Dickinson poem relate most closely to?’There’s been a Death, in the Opposite House’ by Emily DickinsonThere’s been a Death, in the Opposite House,As lately as Today —I know it, by the numb lookSuch Houses have — always —The Neighbors rustle in and out —The Doctor — drives away —A Window opens like a Pod —Abrupt — mechanically —Somebody flings a Mattress out —The Children hurry by —They wonder if it died — on that —I used to — when a Boy —The Minister — goes stiffly in —As if the House were His —And He owned all the Mourners — now —And little Boys — besides —And then the Milliner — and the ManOf the Appalling Trade —To take the measure of the House —There’ll be that Dark Parade —Of Tassels — and of Coaches — soon —It’s easy as a Sign —The Intuition of the News —In just a Country Town —”Show me my room, Daddy.’…it was all very nice like my own apartment.”The pallbearers stepped forward…and took their posts by the caskets.”The girl has done us all, every single person in town, a valuable service.”Angry? Yes I’m angry; I’d be a lousy lawyer if I wasn’t.’QUESTION 7In The Sweet Hereafter and the following poem, what does the newborn symbolize?’Every Death Is Magic from the Enemy to Be Avenged’ by Brooks HaxtonWhen fever burned the last light out of my daughter’s eyes,I swore to find and kill the ones to blame. Menmust mount the long boat in the dark with spears.At dawn, where the flowering spicebush hid my scent,I crouched. A young wife, newborn slung across her chest,came first for spring water. She stooped. My god,for vengeance, spoke her secret name inside my ear. Her godstepped back with no scream, his right hand at his mouth,the knuckles clenched between the pointed teeth.Death is not evil.Innocence of childhoodThe continuing cycle of life and deathThe children that will never be bornQUESTION 8In section four, which of the following is the extended metaphor for Nichole’s mental state.The room her father built her from the sunroomThe wheel chair she sits inThe computer from Mr. StephensThe teddy bear from her childhoodQUESTION 9Match each kind of figurative language from a poem with the same kind of figurative language from the novel The Sweet Hereafter.       –          1. ‘The skeleton of the Ferris wheel…called out to me’          2. ‘We sounded like strangers, sitting in a dentist’s waiting room.’          3. ‘In Vietnam he was field commissioned.’A. ‘A Window opens like a Pod’B. ‘A piercing Comfort it affords/In passing Calvary – / To note the fashions – of the Cross – ‘C. ‘At the word, the saw,/As if to prove saws knew what supper meant,/Leaped out at the boy’s hand’QUESTION 10In three or four paragraphs, compare and contrast the irony of Nichole’s reasons for lying to the court about the accident to another well-known character who lies that you have encountered in literature. Which of these characters had a better reason to lie: your character or Nichole? Which of these characters got the outcome they hoped for when they told the lie? What does the irony in each story say about the nature of truth and lies? (Note: some famous literary liars you might consider writing about are: Elizabeth Proctor or Abigail Williams from The Crucible; Odysseus from The Odyssey; Romeo from Romeo and Juliet; Tom or Daisy Buchanan from The Great Gatsby; Arthur Dimmesdale from the Scarlet Letter; the narrator or Marla Singer from Fight Club; Cyrano or Christian from Cyrano de Bergerac; Sheherazhad from Arabian Nights; Huck Finn from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; Pip from Great Expectations, or a liar of your choice from a book or play you have read/seen)