Test: GRE Subject Test: Literature in English

Le Bateau Ivre

Comme je descendais des Fleuves impassibles

Je ne me sentis plus guidé par les haleurs;

Des Peaux-Rouges criards les avaient pris pour cibles,

Les ayant cloués nus aux poteaux de couleurs.

(As I floated the impassible rivers

I no longer felt myself guided by the haulers;

The gaudy Redskins had taken them for targets,

And had nailed them naked to totem poles.)


Who is the author of this poem?

Paul Verlaine

Paul Valéry

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Rainer Maria Rilke

Arthur Rimbaud

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