Excerpt from “Paul Revere’s Ride” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Then he climbed the tower of the Old North Church, By the wooden stairs, with stealthy tread, To the belfry chamber overhead, And startled the pigeons from their perch On the somber rafters, that round him made Masses and moving shapes of shade,— By the trembling ladder, steep and tall, To the highest window in the wall, Where he paused to listen and look down A moment on the roofs of the town, And the moonlight flowing over all. What are the effects of meter in this stanza from the poem? Select each correct answer. The meter creates an air of calm. . The meter creates a peaceful and hope-filled mood. The meter echoes the rhythm of climbing. The meter develops a contemplative and anticipatory mood. The meter creates a dangerous, militaristic mood.
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Read the excerpt from Twelfth Night, by William Shakespeare. If music be the food of love, play on; Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die. That strain again! it had a dying fall: O, it came o’er my ear like the sweet sound, That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing and giving odour! Now read the excerpt from “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.” For I have known them all already, known them all: Have known the evenings, mornings, afternoons, I have measured out my life with coffee spoons; I know the voices dying with a dying fall Beneath the music from a farther room. What does the phrase “dying fall” most likely mean in both excerpts? The noise is jarring. The noise is soothing. The sounds are fading. The sounds are too loud.