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.)

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Who is the author of this poem?

Paul Verlaine

Paul Valéry

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Rainer Maria Rilke

Arthur Rimbaud

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