Poetry Terms Quizzes

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Poetry Quizzes & Trivia

A practice i made for my quiz tomorrow lol

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  • 1. 
    Successive words (more strictly, stressed syllables) begin with the same consonant sound or letter.
  • 2. 
    A brief, underdeveloped reference to a presumably familiar place, event, or figure from history, literature, mythology, or the Bible
  • 3. 
    Words that can have more than one meaning.  gives doubt to words or expressions that make them capable of being interpreted and understood in more than one way.
  • 4. 
    The repetition of vowel sounds within a short passage of verse.
  • 5. 
    Unrhymed poetry using five iambic feet
  • 6. 
    Use of hard, discordant, dissonant sounds for poetic effect.
  • 7. 
    The set of associations implied by a word.
  • 8. 
    The repetition of consonant sounds in a short sequence of words.
  • 9. 
    A pair of successive lines of verse, especially a pair that rhymes, that are of the same metrical length.
  • 10. 
    The literal dictionary meaning(s) of a word.
  • 11. 
    A poem written as a speech by a narrator addressing a silent audience.
  • 12. 
    Breaking of a syntactic unit (a phrase, clause, or sentence) by the end of a line or between two verses. Its opposite is end-stopping, where each linguistic unit corresponds with a single line.
  • 13. 
    Long narrative poem celebrating the adventures and achievements of a hero and often deal with the traditions, mythical or historical, of a nation. An
  • 14. 
    A serious or humorous poem or statement on a gravestone commemorating the deceased.  
  • 15. 
    Words that are musical, smooth, pleasing to hear. Euphony
  • 16. 
    A metaphor which is drawn out beyond the usual word or phrase to extend throughout a stanza or an entire poem, usually by using multiple comparisons between the unlike objects or ideas.
  • 17. 
    The use of words, phrases, symbols, and ideas in such as way as to evoke mental images and sense impressions.
  • 18. 
    Poems with no rhyme or rhythm
  • 19. 
    Figure of speech which makes conscious use of exaggeration for emphasis, serious, or humours effects.  
  • 20. 
    The use of expressive or evocative images in poetry, art, literature, or music.
  • 21. 
    When the audience knows what the characters do not
  • 22. 
    Saying one thing and meaning another
  • 23. 
    A common figure of speech in which a direct comparison or identification is made between two unlike objects without using like or as.  
  • 24. 
    Difference between expectation and fulfillment or what is and what would seem appropriate  
  • 25. 
    The use of a word whose sound imitates, suggest, and reinforces its meaning (crash, roar).