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NCSCOS Grade 8 ELA / Reading - Skill: 8.L.5.a

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Grade 8
North Carolina Standard Course of Study

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Grade 8
North Carolina Standard Course of Study


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  • Q1
    In the sentence below, what is conveyed by comparing the sound of the wind to a murmur? "As he listened to the swish and murmur of the wind, the earth-old tune with the power to carry the soul back to the dawn of time, the years fell away from him, and he forgot much, remembering more."
    The wind is frightening.
    The wind is rolling.
    The wind is gentle.
    The wind is powerful.
  • Q2
    What does the simile in lines 7-8 mean?
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    Dreams are like birds that are arrogantly beautiful.
    Dreams are pretty like a bird's tail feathers.
    Dreams are like a bird that talks too much.
    Dreams are like birds that pull out their tail feathers.
  • Q3
    What is the meaning of the poem's extended metaphor?
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    One must wait patiently and seize the proper moment to fulfill one's dreams.
    Dreams can be easily ruined with a pinch of salt.
    Many times one thinks one has a dream, but then it flies away.
    Dreams must be chased and attacked until one finally catches them.
  • Q4
    What does the phrase "a troublesome group of words that don't behave" mean?
    The words are misunderstood.
    The words are irritating.
    The words follow no established rules.
    The words create problems.
  • Q5
    In the second stanza of "A Wondrous City," what does "each telling a story of their own" mean?
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    The flower formations' beauty spoke for itself.
    The flower formations were created differently and wanted others to know how.
    The flower formations came to life and recounted how they were created.
    The flower formations spoke through their elaborate designs.

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