Bury Me in a Free Land



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Bury Me in a Free Land

  1. In the first stanza, the word vale most likely means _________________.



  1. “Rise like a curse on the trembling air” is an example of what form of figurative language?



  1. “If I heard the lash drinking her blood at each fearful gash” is an example of what form of figurative language?



  1. Which definition of the word arrest is closest in meaning to the way the word is used in the final stanza?



  1. to bring to a stop or make inactive

  2. to take or keep in custody by authority of law

  3. to catch suddenly and engagingly




  1. Explain the comparison that the poet is making in the lines:

“And I saw her babes torn from her breast / Like trembling doves from their parent nest.”

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