Re: GAMSAT Question Of The Day
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GAMSAT Question Of The Day
Your GAMSAT question of the day is a poem is a poem – goodluck!
Consider the following poem “Jardin Noir” (Black Garden) by Antonin Artaud
Spin the eddies of the sky inside these black petals.
Shadows have covered the earth that bears us.
Open a pathway to the plough amongst your stars.
Enlighten us, escort us with your host,
Silver legions, on the mortal course
Which we strive towards at the core of night.
1. The imagery and tone of the poem suggest that:
A. We need to make every moment count
B. We are only mortal, like everything else
C. We need guidance from above
D. We are divided from nature
2. Throughout the poem, there is an interplay between:
A. The garden and The stars
B. Light and Darkness
C. Mortal and Immortal
D. Earthly and The divine
3. In the poem, people are compared to:
D. Silver legions
4. The first line, “Spin the eddies of the sky inside these black petals” suggests which metaphor below? Which is the best choice?
5. The poem’s overall form, can be inferred to be a:
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GAMSAT Question Of The Day – ANSWERS AND EXPLANATIONS
1. The following lines from the poem suggest this disassociation. Shadows have covered the earth that bear us . . . Enlighten us, escort us with your host . . . which we beckon to each night. This indicates D as the correct answer. There is nothing to suggest A, “making every moment count, or C “needing guidance from above,” B “being mortal like everything else is suggested the Silver legions association, but this is too specific, in relation to the general imagery and tone of the poem.
2. This seems evident enough, obviously the interplay between light and darkness. Black garden, Black petals, stars, Silver Legions are indicative of this interplay. This indicates B as the correct answer. There are associations between A – the garden and the stars, a minimal wink at C – mortality and immortality, but nothing suggestive of D -earthly and divine, to the extent of B and the numerous references to this aspect or interplay
3. The “black petals . . . which bear us” suggests that people are compared to flowers. Silver legions applies to Stars. Shadows seems a general mood of the poem. Like the flowers, people beckon to the stars. This indicates C as the correct answer. Such a meditation takes place in a garden, while all the other aspects of A – stars, B – shadows, & D – Silver legions are interwoven into the text.
4. The line suggests a reflection of the sky inside the flower, therefore C – Mirror is correct. The other answers can be deduced quite quickly to not be correct. A Metaphor of A – River would suggest “flow” –this can be deducted to be incorrect. B – entropy – refers to the physical law where everything has the tendency to degrade, also incorrect. D – Network – suggests intersections and flows of information – also incorrect
5. Lines 3 – 4 are certainly a plea: Open a pathway to the plough amongst your stars. Enlighten us, escort us with your host, making D the correct answer. There is no real sense of A – question, though there is a sense of mystery in the tone. B – a eulogy – is praise or public remarks for one who has died, this can be ruled out rather easily. C – hyperbole refers to overstatement – excessive exaggeration, much like Monty Python or English types of humour. There is nothing in the poem that denotes a form of overstatement