With your partner, discuss how to answer these vocabulary questions.
1. Read these lines from the poem.
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore
What does the word pondered mean?
What is the correct answer to the question above? How did the information you gathered while reading help you eliminate the incorrect answers?
2. Which of the following words would be the best synonym for the word gaunt as used in the line “this grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt, and ominous bird of yore”?
What is the correct answer to the question above? Explain how you chose that answer.
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