Test Your Knowledge About Elements Of Poetry

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There are some elements that lead to a poem being so enticing to the reader or writer. Today, we are going to test your knowledge about elements of poetry with this quiz that we've created below. The poetic elements include a rhyme scheme, meter, and word sounds. Over the past week, we have covered these elements in detail and how to identify them in a poem. So, now it's time to check how much you understood about it and see if you can remember the different elements of poetry!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A segment of a poem that is divided into groups of lines is called a:
    • A. 

      Pair

    • B. 

      Lymerick

    • C. 

      Stanza

    • D. 

      Ballad

    • E. 

      Haiku

  • 2. 
    A description word that compares one thing to another is called a:
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • C. 

      Sonnet

    • D. 

      Comparison

    • E. 

      Lyric

  • 3. 
    "Sally sells sea shells by the seashore" is an example of:
    • A. 

      Paradox

    • B. 

      Stanza

    • C. 

      Irony

    • D. 

      Alliteration

    • E. 

      Syncopation

  • 4. 
    A poem that does not have a rhyme scheme or typical measure is called:
    • A. 

      A lyric

    • B. 

      Free Verse

    • C. 

      Sonnet

    • D. 

      Haiku

    • E. 

      Ballad

  • 5. 
    True or False: In a dramatic poem, the speaker is unaware of the audience as they are speaking.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The repetition of VOWEL sounds is called:
    • A. 

      Syncopation

    • B. 

      Alliteration

    • C. 

      Assonance

    • D. 

      Rhyme

    • E. 

      Free Verse

  • 7. 
    A comparison that uses the words "like" or "as" is called a:
    • A. 

      Euphony

    • B. 

      Trochee

    • C. 

      Symbol

    • D. 

      Rhythm

    • E. 

      Simile

  • 8. 
    The pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables is called:
    • A. 

      Lyric

    • B. 

      Rhythm

    • C. 

      Assonance

    • D. 

      Repetition

    • E. 

      Alliteration

  • 9. 
    Sound words such as "bang" and "buzz" are examples of:
    • A. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Euphony

    • D. 

      Personification

    • E. 

      Paradox

  • 10. 
    The recurrence of sounds, words, phrases, or lines in poetry is termed as ______. 
    • A. 

      Rhythm

    • B. 

      Repetition

    • C. 

      Beats

    • D. 

      Rhyme

  • 11. 
    The regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables we hear in poetry is called _________. 
    • A. 

      Repetition

    • B. 

      Poetical foot

    • C. 

      Rhythm

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 12. 
    Name the unit that is used to measure rhythm in a line of poetry. 
    • A. 

      Scansion

    • B. 

      Repetition

    • C. 

      Poetical foot

    • D. 

      Meter

  • 13. 
    The process of analyzing rhythm in a poem and marking poetical meter and feet as stressed or unstressed is called _________. 
    • A. 

      Poetical foot

    • B. 

      Repetition

    • C. 

      Scansion

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    The rhyme occurring on stressed syllables at the ends of verse lines is called: 
    • A. 

      Rhythm

    • B. 

      Repetition

    • C. 

      End rhyme

    • D. 

      Internal rhyme

  • 15. 
    The recurrence of similar vowel sounds in neighboring words where the consonants do not match can be termed as _________. 
    • A. 

      Consonance

    • B. 

      Assonance

    • C. 

      Sibilance

    • D. 

      None of them 

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