This poem describes a train as if it were a horse. Examine the imagery of the stanza in bold. What does it describe?

Read the following poem and answer the question that follows. "I Like to See It Lap the Miles" by Emily Dickinson I like to see it lap the miles, And lick the valleys up, And stop to feed itself at tanks; And then, prodigious, step Around a pile of mountains, And, supercilious, peer In shanties by the... show more Read the following poem and answer the question that follows.

"I Like to See It Lap the Miles" by Emily Dickinson

I like to see it lap the miles,
And lick the valleys up,
And stop to feed itself at tanks;
And then, prodigious, step

Around a pile of mountains,
And, supercilious, peer
In shanties by the sides of roads;
And then a quarry pare
(BOLD)

To fit its sides, and crawl between,
Complaining all the while
In horrid, hooting stanza;
Then chase itself down hill

And neigh like Boanerges;
Then, punctual as a star,
Stop—docile and omnipotent—
At its own stable door.

This poem describes a train as if it were a horse. Examine the imagery of the stanza in bold. What does it describe?

A. The way a train moves along mountains and through cities
B. The way a train makes horses stop to watch them go by
C. The way a train sounds when it rumbles past a building
D. The way a train has made horse-drawn carriages useless
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