How Much Do You Know About These Famous Poets?

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How Much Do You Know About These Famous Poets?

Directions: Read each question. Choose the best answer. Answer all open-ended questions using complete sentences.


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  • 1. 
    Read this excerpt from "Your Feet" and answer the question below.But I love your feet           only because they walked        upon the earth and upon        the wind and upon the waters,       until they found me.        Pablo NerudaWhich of the following poetic devices was used? Choose all correct answers.
    • A. 

      Hyperbole

    • B. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • C. 

      Rhyme

  • 2. 
    Read the poem "And I Have You".  Then answer the question below.Rain has drops Sun has shine Moon has beams That make you mineRivers have banks Sands for shores Hearts have heartbeats That make me yoursNeedles have eyes Though pins may prick Elmer has glue To make things stickWinter has Spring Stockings feet Pepper has mint To make it sweetTeachers have lessons Soup du jour Lawyers sue bad folks Doctors cureAll and all This much is true You have me And I have you Nikki GiovanniWhich of the following poetic devices were used?
    • A. 

      Irony

    • B. 

      Alliteration

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      First person point of view

  • 3. 
    What is the mood of the poem "And I Have You"?
    • A. 

      Heartwarming

    • B. 

      Silly

    • C. 

      Sad

    • D. 

      Tragic

  • 4. 
    Where was Shel Silverstein born?
    • A. 

      Knoxville, Tennessee

    • B. 

      Houston, Texas

    • C. 

      Washington, D.C.

    • D. 

      Chicago, Illinois

  • 5. 
    Which of these is the opening line from a Shel Silverstein poem? Choose all that apply.
    • A. 

      My friends are my life

    • B. 

      My dad gave me one dollar bill

    • C. 

      I cannot go to school today

    • D. 

      School is awesome sauce

  • 6. 
    Who were William Shakespeare's parents?
    • A. 

      William and Joanna

    • B. 

      John and Elena

    • C. 

      John and Mary

    • D. 

      Walter and Winona

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is NOT true about William Shakespeare.  
    • A. 

      He wrote at least 154 sonnets.

    • B. 

      He married Anne Hathaway.

    • C. 

      He wrote Romeo and Juliet.

    • D. 

      Shakespeare was a famous American poet.

    • E. 

      Shakespeare created over 3,000 English words.

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is NOT true about Anne Sexton?
    • A. 

      She suffered from depression.

    • B. 

      She was a famous poet.

    • C. 

      Anne was born in Massachusetts on November 9, 1928.

    • D. 

      Anne grew up with a happy and calm family life.

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is NOT true about Robert Frost?
    • A. 

      He was the inaugural poet for President John F. Kennedy.

    • B. 

      His father died from tuberculosis.

    • C. 

      He won four Pulitzer Prizes.

    • D. 

      He had to sell his family farm.

    • E. 

      He became President of the U.S. in 1948

  • 10. 
    The Raven (excerpt)Related Poem Content DetailsBY EDGAR ALLAN POEOnce upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,      Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore—               While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,         As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.           “’Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door—             Only this and nothing more.”             Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December;        And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.            Eagerly I wished the morrow;—vainly I had sought to borrow           From my books surcease of sorrow—sorrow for the lost Lenore—          For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore—                   Nameless here for evermore. Which of the following poetic device was NOT used? 
    • A. 

      Humor

    • B. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • C. 

      Internal rhyme

    • D. 

      Repetition

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