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1

Where did William Wordsworth grow up?

The Lake District

2

What poetry movement did William Wordsworth help create?

Romanticism

3

Which other poet helped create this poetry movement with Wordsworth?

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

4

What is a "cove"?

A small sheltered bay

5

What type of poetic feature is "...through the water like a swan;"?

Simile

6

What does the young William Wordsworth steal?

A little boat

7

What word does William Wordsworth use to describe his act of stealing?

"An act of stealth"

8

What did the boat leave behind as William Wordsworth rowed into the lake?

"Small circles glittering idly..."

9

How does William Wordsworth describe his feelings towards his rowing skills?

He is proud of his skill

10

What does William Wordsworth fix his eyes on as he rows?

"A craggy ridge"

11

What adjective does William Wordsworth use to describe the lake?

"Silent"

12

How does William Wordsworth describe the peak (mountain) that appears suddenly?

"A huge peak, black and huge..."

13

What poetic technique is used when Wordsworth writes "a huge peak...upreared its

Personification

14

What does the poetic term "enjambment" mean?

When a sentence carries on over more than one line.

15

What adjective does William Wordsworth use to describe the oars as he rows away from the peak?

Trembling

16

To what type of tree is the boat tied in the poem?

A willow tree

17

What is another, traditional, name for "boat", used in the poem?

Bark

18

How does William Wordsworth describe his mood after he has returned to the shore?

"grave and serious"

19

How does the experience on the lake affect William Wordsworth's mind?

For many days he could no longer imagine pleasant images

20

What was troubled after the night?

His dreams were troubled