Could you pass a tenth grade reading test?

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Read these lines from the poem “Woman with Flower.”

I wouldn’t coax the plant if I were you.
Such watchful nurturing may do it harm.
Let the soil rest from so much digging

What is the meaning of the word nurturing as it is used in these lines?

Read these lines from “Woman with Flower.”

The leaf’s inclined to find its own direction;
Give it a chance to seek the sunlight for itself.

Based on the rest of the poem, which sentence best restates the meaning of these lines?

The author of “Woman with Flower” suggests that “Too eager tenderness” will most likely

Which word best describes the tone of “Woman with Flower”?

The speaker of “Offspring” does not refer to herself in the last 10 lines of the poem. Why does the author most likely structure the poem in this way?

Which phrase best describes both the gardener in “Woman with Flower” and the speaker of “Offspring”?

Which excerpt best expresses the theme of both “Woman with Flower” and “Offspring”?

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