Instructions: select the correct text in the passage.
which line in the poem uses metaphor to represent african american slaves?
for a lady i know
by countee cullen
she even thinks that up in heaven
her class lies late and snores
while poor black cherubs rise at seven
to do celestial chores.
Alliteration is the sharing of similar sounds or beginnings of words.
social class discrimination
Explanation: An Hyperbole is a literary device which consists in make an obvious exaggeration to help to emphasize a point in a text. In the poem "For a Lady I Know" by Countee Cullen, we can see a clear example of an hyperbole, because the author intentionally exaggerates the Lady's racism by saying that she thinks that even in heaven there is a separation of classes, where the black cherubs are the ones to do the chores.
It's lies and late/cherubs and chores
A. social class discrimination
Explanation: I just took the test
"For a Lady, I Know" by Countee Cullen uses irony and allusion.
"She even thinks that up in heaven her class lies late and snores, while poor black cherubs rise at seven to do celestial chores."
The allusion is represented by the words Heaven and Cherubs which represent well-known words in the bible and in most religions. These words are emblems of holy and sacred things.
The irony is presented by her position as a high society woman who has black servants and believes that because of her social and economic position she will go to heaven despite de mistreat she has with her employess.
"Thinks that" and "lies late" are the correct answer.
Alliteration is a rhetorical device and also a type of repetition. In this case, the first sound of the word is repeated in a phrase, putting the words with similar sound (for this device a consonant is needed) very close to create an artistic effect on readers. Thinks that repeats the "t" sound at the beginning of two words, and the same happens with lies late, but with an l sound in this case.
Alliteration is a figure of speech in which the words with the same consonant sounds are repeated in the same line. The words begin with the same consonant sound. This helps in adding rhythm and gives a musical effect in the lines. In the above lines 'thinks', 'that' are the words with the same consonant sound. Similarly, in the second line, the words 'lies', 'late' are the example of alliteration. Also, in the last line, 'celestial', 'chores' has the same consonant sound.
which line in the poem uses metaphor to...