2010 8th Grade Poetry Test

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2010 8th Grade Poetry Test
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."
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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 :
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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 :
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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 :
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5.  "A new electric fence, Its five barbed wires tightAs a steel-stringed banjo."These lines show what poetic device?
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6.  "Meter" in a verse of poetry is best defined as:
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7.  The term "verse" in poetry is actually just a:
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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 :
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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 :
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10.  An example of "a-b-a-b" rhyme scheme is:
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11.  "Her goodly eyes like sapphires shining bright,Her forehead ivory white..."These lines of poetry are an example of what poetic device?
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12.  "The moon is a white frisbee floating over the mountain," is an example of:
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13.  An example of alliteration as a poetic device is:
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14.  An example of onomatopoeia as a poetic device is:
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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 :
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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:
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