Daquita S.

asked • 03/25/21

I need help! please can someone help me out this is due tomorrow please !

“Continually, a bell rings in my heart.

I was supposed to go somewhere, to some other place,

Tense from the long wait

Where do you go, will you take me

“With you, on your horses, down the river, with the flames of your torches?”

They burst out laughing.

“A tree wanting to move from place to place?”

Startled, I look at myself –

A tree, wanting to move from place to place, a tree

Wanting to move? Am I then –

Born here, to die here

Even die here?

Who rings the bell, then, inside my heart?

Who tells me to go, inside my heart?

Who agitates me, continually, inside my heart?



my questions

In “Wanting to Move,” what does the idea of being a tree mean to the speaker? RL.6.6

a. It suggests healthy growth and development.

b.It means being stuck and unable to change.

c.It suggests a sense of beauty and truth.

d. It means being solid and supporting one’s self.


2. Which excerpt from the poem “Wanting to Move” suggests that the speaker wants a better life. RL.6.1

a. “Who rings the bell, then, inside my heart?”

b. “With you on your horses, down the river, with the flame of your torches?”

c. “They burst out laughing.”

d. “I was supposed to go somewhere, to some other place. “


3. In the poem wanting to move, how does the bell fit into the overall meaning of the poem? RL.6.6

a. It represents a cry to overcome the obstacles the speaker is facing in order to have a better life.

b. It represents the sound of a broken heart. 

c .It represents the sound of people laughing and making fun of the speaker of the poem.

d It represents the sound of the speaker’s beating heart.





4. Read this sentence from the passage:

Am I then – Born here, to die here?


What tone is suggested by the language in this sentence? RL.6.4


a. Sarcastic and amused

b.Frustrated yet satisfied

c.Untroubled and fulfilled

d.Gloomy and sad



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