Poetry Terms And Use Test

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Poetry Terms And Use Test

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  • 1. 
    Explain what a narrative poem is ---tell one that we have discussed/work with as we worked with poetry this year. How and why is it considered a Narrative Poem?
  • 2. 
    Describe VERBAL IRONY and give an example of it...........
  • 3. 
    Give a strong definition of FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE ---AND then give examples of various terms that would fall under figurative language as well (at least 3 examples).
  • 4. 
    BONUS: Write a Ballad or a Limerick ---State which it is that you are writing and follow the rules for the particular poem type/  MUST INCLUDE at LEAST 1 examples of a poetic term within your poem AND UNDERLINE it/tell me what it is in the margin of the poem.....(write it on your own paper)........TURN THE POEM IN ON PAPER TO ME IF YOU DECIDE TO DO IT!!!!
  • 5. 
    What type of poem is unrhymed and has no structure?
    • A. 

      Elegy

    • B. 

      Free Verse

    • C. 

      Analogy

    • D. 

      Ballad

  • 6. 
    What does the term 'denotation' mean?
    • A. 

      The meaning of a verb

    • B. 

      The feeling a word gives you when you hear it

    • C. 

      The literal or dictionary meaning of a word

    • D. 

      The way an adverb attaches itself to the meaning of the verb

  • 7. 
    The following is an example of which type of figurative language? "Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers"
    • A. 

      Consonance

    • B. 

      Alliteration

    • C. 

      Asssonance

    • D. 

      Metaphor

  • 8. 
    An allusion is....
    • A. 

      One piece of poetry (or other literary work) makes reference to another piece of literature, character, or famous situation within the poem...

    • B. 

      A poem in which the characters or descriptions convey a hidden symbolic or moral message.

    • C. 

      Something which can't be seen

    • D. 

      The concluding section of a poem

  • 9. 
    Imagery is.......
    • A. 

      Pictures created by artists

    • B. 

      Pictures created in a reader's mind by authors purely by the author's words

    • C. 

      Flowers, and birds, and stuff like that

    • D. 

      Hope

  • 10. 
    If a character in a movie walked into a room and you - as a viewer - knew that there was a horrible person in the closet getting ready to jump out and scare the character........but the character was totally unaware of the person in the closet ----that would be an excellent example of ..............
    • A. 

      Situational Irony

    • B. 

      Dramatic Irony

    • C. 

      Verbal Irony

    • D. 

      Ironic Symbolism

  • 11. 
    "I was so hungry that I ate the entire house".....is an example of which type of figurative language?
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Consonance

    • D. 

      Hyperbole

  • 12. 
    In Aesop's fable "The Toroise and the Hare," a tortoise wins a race of speed against a rabbit.....is a wonderful example of which type of irony?
    • A. 

      Verbal irony

    • B. 

      Dramatic irony

    • C. 

      Situational irony

    • D. 

      Ironic irony

  • 13. 
    The author of the new novel stated, "We're not in Kansas anymore"....as he pointed out that his character was like Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz"......this would be an example of which literary term?
    • A. 

      Analogy

    • B. 

      Imagery

    • C. 

      Siutational irony

    • D. 

      Allusion

  • 14. 
    The following words:   meow, buzz, boom are all clear examples of which literary term?
    • A. 

      Rhyme

    • B. 

      Assonance

    • C. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • D. 

      Internal rhyme

  • 15. 
    What is the rhyme scheme of the following poem (from "Life" by Emily Dickinson) Glee! The great storm is over! Four have recovered the land; Forty gone down together Into the boiling sand.
    • A. 

      Abcc

    • B. 

      Abcb

    • C. 

      Abaa

    • D. 

      Abbc

  • 16. 
    "He was a snake in the grass" is an example of....
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Hyperbole

    • D. 

      Allusion

  • 17. 
    "Her eyes shown like diamonds".....example of...
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Hyperbole

    • D. 

      Allusion

  • 18. 
     A poem that laments (shows sorrow over) the death of someone is.......
    • A. 

      Narrative

    • B. 

      Elegy

    • C. 

      Epilogue

    • D. 

      Sonnet

  • 19. 
    Connotation means....
    • A. 

      The dictionary meaning of a word

    • B. 

      The feeling you get from a word

    • C. 

      The ending of a word

    • D. 

      The word itself

  • 20. 
    The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words within the same  line of a poem.
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Allusion

    • C. 

      Alliteration

    • D. 

      Rhyme

  • 21. 
    The repetition of vowel sounds witin the same line of a poem.
    • A. 

      Assonance

    • B. 

      Extended Metaphor

    • C. 

      Imagery

    • D. 

      Meter

  • 22. 
    Use of descriptive words and phrasees that appeal to te five senses
    • A. 

      Inversion

    • B. 

      Imagery

    • C. 

      Rhyme Scheme

    • D. 

      Free Verse

  • 23. 
    A person or object that represents (or stands for) another object and/or idea.
    • A. 

      Imagery

    • B. 

      Symbol

    • C. 

      Internal Rhyme

    • D. 

      Couplet

  • 24. 
    Driftwood   by Paul McCormick I found it washed up on the shore, Bleached and stained by sea and sun. I wondered where it had grown before, And how its life had come undone. The ebb and flow have worn it smooth And graceful like a swan's curved neck.  This ancient branch tossed to the dunes, Cast here like some strange shipwreck. In the above poem ---what two things are being compared in stanza 2?
    • A. 

      A dune and a branch

    • B. 

      A swan and a branch

    • C. 

      A dune and a swan

    • D. 

      A shore and a shipwreck

  • 25. 
    Driftwood I found it washed up on the shore, Bleached and stained by sea and sun. I wondered where it had grown before, And how its life had come undone The ebb and flow have worn it smooth And graceful like a swan's curved neck. This ancient branch tossed to the dunes, Cast here like some strange sthipwreck. In "Driftwood" which word BEST describes the tone of the poem?
    • A. 

      Joyous

    • B. 

      Lethargic

    • C. 

      Reflective

    • D. 

      Humorous

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