GRE Subject Test: Literature in English : Identification of World Poetry

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Example Question #2 : Identification Of World Poetry After 1925

Which of the following works is by Russian poet Osip Mandelstam?

Possible Answers:

Verses on the Unknown Soldier

Pale Fire

Notes from the Underground

“The Overcoat”

“The Lady with the Dog”

Correct answer:

Verses on the Unknown Soldier

Explanation:

“The Lady with the Dog” is by Anton Chekhov, “The Overcoat” is by Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol, Notes from the Underground is by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, and Pale Fire is by Vladimir Nabokov.

Example Question #3 : Identification Of World Poetry After 1925

Which Latin American poet wrote odes to age, ironing, socks, tomatoes, and birdwatching?

Possible Answers:

Mario Vargas Llosa

Jorge Luis Borges

Octavio Paz

Pablo Neruda

César Vallejo

Correct answer:

Pablo Neruda

Explanation:

This is the Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet Pablo Neruda. 

Example Question #71 : Identification Of Poetry

Peruvian poet César Vallejo wrote which of the following works?

Possible Answers:

The Aleph

The Book of Imaginary Beings

Ficciones

The Library of Babel

Los Heraldos Negros

Correct answer:

Los Heraldos Negros

Explanation:

Only Los Heraldos Negros is by Vallejo. The rest are works by the Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges.

Example Question #71 : Gre Subject Test: Literature In English

Nobel Prize-winning Mexican poet Octavio Paz wrote which of the following works?

Possible Answers:

Chronicle of a Death Foretold

The Labyrinth of Solitude

Love and Other Demons

The Autumn of the Patriarch

No One Writes to the Colonel

Correct answer:

The Labyrinth of Solitude

Explanation:

Only The Labyrinth of Solitude is by Octavio Paz. The other works are all novels by Mexican writer Gabriel Garcia Márquez.

Example Question #72 : Gre Subject Test: Literature In English

Which Latin American poet wrote the collection Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair?

Possible Answers:

Pablo Neruda

Octavio Paz

Jorge Luis Borges

Mario Vargas Llosa

César Vallejo

Correct answer:

Pablo Neruda

Explanation:

This is Pablo Neruda. He employed a variety of poetic forms, including love poetry, epics, historical works, autobiography and political manifestos.

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