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2010 8th Grade Poetry Test

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8th grade poetry terms final test

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  • 1. 
    "A gallon of This poem is a good example of:richcountry creamhand whippedinto stiffpeaksflungfrom the beaterinto dollopsacross the blue oilcloth."
    • A. 

      Meter

    • B. 

      Couplet

    • C. 

      Sonnet

    • D. 

      Imagery

  • 2. 
    "The wind stood up and gave a shout.He whistled on his fingers andKicked the withered leaves about."This poem is an example of :
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Personification

    • C. 

      Imagery

    • D. 

      Simile

  • 3. 
    "If this be error and upon me proved,I never writ and no man ever loved."Sonnets always end in a certain two-line form, called a :
    • A. 

      Spondee

    • B. 

      Meter

    • C. 

      Quatrain

    • D. 

      Couplet

  • 4. 
    "...the timer buzzed a bouncing buzz untilit fell off the counter with aclang and lay on the floor with aninjured hiss."These lines are an example of :
    • A. 

      Iambic pentameter

    • B. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • C. 

      Assonance

    • D. 

      Alliteration

  • 5. 
    "A new electric fence, Its five barbed wires tightAs a steel-stringed banjo."These lines show what poetic device?
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Rhyme scheme

    • D. 

      Personification

  • 6. 
    "Meter" in a verse of poetry is best defined as:
    • A. 

      The measurement of the length of the whole poem

    • B. 

      A way of keeping track of a poem

    • C. 

      Sounds of words that are similar in a poem

    • D. 

      Stress or unstressed syllables giving rhythm

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Nursery rhyme

    • B. 

      Thought of a poet

    • C. 

      Paragraph of a poem

    • D. 

      A line of traditional poetry written in meter

  • 8. 
    "Homecoming" by Langston HughesI went back in the alleyAnd I opened up the door.All her clothes was gone:She wasn't home no more.I pulled back the covers,I made down the bed.A whole lot of roomWas the only thing I had.The sections of this poem are called :
    • A. 

      Verses

    • B. 

      Stanzas

    • C. 

      Couplets

  • 9. 
    "Loveliest of Trees, the Cherry Now" by A. E. HousmanLoveliest of trees, the cherry nowIs hung with bloom along the bough,And stands about the woodland rideWearing white for Eastertide.This poetic stanza is an example of :
    • A. 

      Rhyme scheme

    • B. 

      Personification

    • C. 

      Consonance

    • D. 

      Assonance

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    An example of "a-b-a-b" rhyme scheme is:
    • A. 

      "When the nightingale to his mate Sings day-long and night late, My love and I keep state In bower, In flower."

    • B. 

      "Not only sands and gravels, Were once more on their travels..."

    • C. 

      "I know that I shall meet my fate, Somewhere among the clouds above; Those that I fight I do not hate, Those that I guard I do not love."

  • 11. 
    "Her goodly eyes like sapphires shining bright,Her forehead ivory white..."These lines of poetry are an example of what poetic device?
    • A. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Rhythm

    • D. 

      Assonance

  • 12. 
    "The moon is a white frisbee floating over the mountain," is an example of:
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Repetition

    • D. 

      Pentameter

  • 13. 
    An example of alliteration as a poetic device is:
    • A. 

      "Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers."

    • B. 

      "...my handmaiden is a worrisome lot.."

    • C. 

      "far to the legions of distant countries..."

  • 14. 
    An example of onomatopoeia as a poetic device is:
    • A. 

      "And the fish swim in the lake and do not even own clothing."

    • B. 

      "The bacon began to hiss and sizzle."

    • C. 

      "The barnacles which encrust the side of the wave, cannot hide..."

  • 15. 
    The definition of assonance is:
    • A. 

      A fourteen line poem

    • B. 

      Vowel sounds that repeat and rhyme within or at the end of lines of poetry

    • C. 

      Rhyming in every other line of poetry

  • 16. 
    "Elegy, Written with his own Hand in the Tower before his Execution" by Chidiock Tichborne, 1586My prime of youth is but a frost of cares,  My feast of joy is but a dish of pain,My crop of corn is but a field of tares (weeds)  And all my good is but vain hope of gain.."This poetic stanza is an example of :
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Simile

  • 17. 
    "The Angel that Presided O'er my Birth" by William Blake, 1811The Angel that presided o'er my birthSaid, "Little creature, formed of Joy and Mirth,Go love without the help of any thing on earth."The rhyme scheme of this poem is:
    • A. 

      A, B, A

    • B. 

      A, B, C

    • C. 

      A, A, A

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