Poetry Pre-test

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 Poetry Pre-test
A brief quiz to test what you already know about poetry and possible areas of focus.

  
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  • 1. 
    Alliteration is:
    • A. 

      The repetition of a consonant sound, particularly the initial consonants of two or more words.

    • B. 

      The repetition of a vowel sound in two or more words.

    • C. 

      An obvious exaggeration made for effect.

    • D. 

      A series of brief shots that work togetherr to convey a particular meaning.


  • 2. 
    A simile:
    • A. 

      Makes a comparison by saying one thing is another.

    • B. 

      Is an obvious exaggeration made for effect.

    • C. 

      Makes a comparison between two unlike things using the words "like", "as" or "than".

    • D. 

      Is a speech by an actor spoken as if thinking aloud.


  • 3. 
    A metaphor:
    • A. 

      Makes a comparison by saying one thing is another.

    • B. 

      Is an obvious exaggeration made for effect.

    • C. 

      Makes a comparison between two unlike things using the words "like", "as" or "than".

    • D. 

      Is a speech by an actor spoken as if thinking aloud.


  • 4. 
    Look up, my people,The dawn is breaking,The world is waking,To a new bright day,When none defame us,Nor colour shame us,Nor sneer dismay.The rhyme scheme for this poem is:
    • A. 

      People; breaking, waking; day, dismay; us, us

    • B. 

      AABBCCD

    • C. 

      ABCDEFG

    • D. 

      ABBCDDC


  • 5. 
    Where now the many white men hurry about like ants.This is an example of:
    • A. 

      Assonance

    • B. 

      Alliteration

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Metaphor


  • 6. 
    We are the corroboree and the bora ground.This is an example of:
    • A. 

      Alliteration

    • B. 

      Assonance

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Metaphor


  • 7. 
    The ghostly galleons grab greedilyThis is an example of:
    • A. 

      Alliteration

    • B. 

      Assonance

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Metaphor


  • 8. 
    Fear knocked on the door.is an example of:
    • A. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • B. 

      Symbolism

    • C. 

      Personification

    • D. 

      Hyperbole


  • 9. 
    Do not go gentle into that good night,Old age should burn and rave at close of day;Rage, rage against the dying of the light.This extract is an example of:
    • A. 

      Symbolism

    • B. 

      Paradox

    • C. 

      Personification

    • D. 

      Onomatopoeia


  • 10. 
    Examples of onomatopoeia include:
    • A. 

      He ran like the wind.

    • B. 

      The hose is a green snake on the lawn.

    • C. 

      The bottle fizzed then popped.

    • D. 

      Wild horses wouldn't drag me away.


  • 11. 
    Do not go gentle into that good night,Old age should burn and rave at close of day;Rage,rage against the dying of the light.What is this extract symbolising?

  • 12. 
    A paradox is a statement that,although it seems to contradict itself,actually conveys a truth. For example,"one must be cruel..." Finish off this paradox.

  • 13. 
    We are the quiet daybreak paling the dark lagoon.What is this is an example of and what effect does it have?

  • 14. 
    I have seen corroboreeWhere that factory belches smoke,Here where they have a memorial parkOne time our lubras dug for yams;Isthis extract written in first,second or third person?

  • 15. 
    His eyes were hollows of madness,his hair like mouldy hay,What two poetic techniques are used in this sentence?

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