What was the author's purpose of Can't?
Which of the following words help the reader determine the meaning of slander?
Written or spoken
Laughs when we falter
Which of the following is an example of personification from stanza 1?
Can’t is the worst word that’s written or spoken
With it many a good purpose dies
On it is many a strong spirit broken
Can't laughs when we falter and fall by the way.
What is the author's tone in stanza 1?
What does it mean to be thoughtless according to stanza 1?
To say can't before the day even starts
To make a plan
To never give up
To try when things are difficult
The line of the poem in stanza 1 “And laughs when we falter and fall by the way”
contains a metaphor that compares the word can’t to a cruel person.
uses imagery to emphasize how harmful the word can’t is.
personifies the word can’t as a cruel person.
has a joyful tone.
What is the author's tone in stanza 2?
Which line expresses this idea that we can overcome the word can’t in stanza 2?
Can’t is the word that is foe to ambition
Bows but to courage and patience and skill
An enemy ambushed to shatter your will
Whatever the goal you are seeking, keep trying
Which definition best matches the definition of mission as used in stanza 2?
An important assignment
A strongly felt goal
A building or group of buildings
A group of people sent on a journey
What is the theme of Can't?
Many words should not be used.
Move on when things are difficult.
Giving up is a part of life.
Keep trying even when in hard times.