Poetic Devices Test

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  • 1. 
      The West Wind It is a warm wind, the west wind, full of birds’ cries; I never hear the west wind but tears are in my eyes.   For it comes from the west lands, the old brown hills, And April’s in the west wind, and daffodils.   It’s a fine land, the west land, for hearts as tired as mine; Apple orchards blossom there, and the airs’ like wine.   There is cool green grass there where men may lie at rest; And the thrushes are in song there, fluting from their nest…                             John Masefield
  • 2. 
    The appearance of the words on the page in poetry is known as: 
    • A. 

      Stanza

    • B. 

      Form

    • C. 

      Rhythm

    • D. 

      Line

  • 3. 
    Poetry must rhyme
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Lines of poetry are arranged into groups called 
    • A. 

      Similes

    • B. 

      Stanzas

    • C. 

      Paragraphs

    • D. 

      Stories

  • 5. 
    Poetry is a type of writing that uses figurative language to 
    • A. 

      Create images and ideas

    • B. 

      Appeal to the five senses

    • C. 

      Appeal to the five senses

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    What is the rhyme scheme of the following poem?               I went to the park             And I bought a balloon             It sailed through the sky             Like a large orange moon 
    • A. 

      ABCD

    • B. 

      ABCB

    • C. 

      ABAB

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    What is the rhyme scheme of the poem?
    • A. 

      AABB AACC

    • B. 

      ABAB ABAB

    • C. 

      AABB CCDD

    • D. 

      ABBC BCCD

  • 8. 
    What poetic device is used for the comparison in line 5?
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

  • 9. 
    In line 6, __________________ is compared to _______________________.
    • A. 

      Song to a nest

    • B. 

      Air to wine

    • C. 

      Air to song

    • D. 

      Blossoms to air

  • 10. 
    The sense of _______________ and the sense of _________________ are appealed to in the first line.
    • A. 

      Sight and taste

    • B. 

      Touch and sight

    • C. 

      Touch and sound

    • D. 

      Sound and smell

  • 11. 
    In the last line, which word is an example of onomatopoeia? 
    • A. 

      Thrushes

    • B. 

      Song

    • C. 

      Fluting

    • D. 

      Nest

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