Poem Scansion Quiz

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Poem Scansion Quiz

Poetry Unit HELPFUL TERMS a. Rhythm: the patter of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line b. Meter: the number of feet in a line Dactylic Anapestic Trochaic Iambic Spondaic Monometer Dimeter Trimester Tetrameter Pentameter Hexameter Heptameter Octameter c. Scansion: marking the rhythm of poetry by dividing lines into feet marked by stressed and unstressed syllables. QUESTIONS Follow the directions for each question below.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Elaine

    • B. 

      ELAINE

  • 2. 
    Identify the stressed and unstressed syllables with caps and non caps respectively: Ashley
    • A. 

      Ashley

    • B. 

      AshLEY

  • 3. 
    Identify the rhythm: Elaine
    • A. 

      Dactylic

    • B. 

      Anapestic

    • C. 

      Trochaic

    • D. 

      Iambic

  • 4. 
    Identify the rhythm: Ashley
    • A. 

      Dactylic

    • B. 

      Anapestic

    • C. 

      Trochaic

    • D. 

      Iambic

  • 5. 
    Identify the rhythm: I WANT to GO to ItaLY and EAT a PIzza PIE. 
    • A. 

      Dactylic

    • B. 

      Anapestic

    • C. 

      Trochaic

    • D. 

      Iambic

  • 6. 
    Scan the phrases and poem excerpts below, typing CAPS for stressed syllables only. Also, separate the feet with the symbol |, found above the enter or return key on your keyboard.  Double double toil and trouble.   Fire burn and cauldron bubble. 
  • 7. 
    Identify the rhythm and meter of the following excerpt:  Double double toil and trouble  Fire burn and cauldron bubble. 
    • A. 

      Iambic pentameter

    • B. 

      Trochaic pentameter

    • C. 

      Trochaic tetrameter

    • D. 

      Iambic tetrameter

  • 8. 
    Scan the phrases and poem excerpts below, typing CAPS for stressed syllables only. Also, separate the feet with the symbol |, found above the enter or return key on your keyboard.  For the moon never beams   Without bringing me dreams   Of the beautiful Annabel Lee
  • 9. 
      Identify the rhythm and meter of the following excerpt:  For the moon never beams   Without bringing me dreams   Of the beautiful Annabel Lee
    • A. 

      Anapestic dimeter

    • B. 

      Dactylic dimeter

    • C. 

      Anapestic trimeter

    • D. 

      Dactylic trimeter

  • 10. 
      Scan the phrases and poem excerpts below, typing CAPS for stressed syllables only. Also, separate the feet with the symbol |, found above the enter or return key on your keyboard. Picture yourself in a boat on a river with   Tangerine tree-ees and marmalade ski-i-ies. 
  • 11. 
    Identify the rhythm and meter of the following excerpt:  Picture yourself in a boat on a river with   Tangerine tree-ees and marmalade ski-i-ies. 
    • A. 

      Anapestic trimeter

    • B. 

      Dactylic trimeter

    • C. 

      Anapestic tetrameter

    • D. 

      Dactylic tetrameter

  • 12. 
    Scan the phrases and poem excerpts below, typing CAPS for stressed syllables only. Also, separate the feet with the symbol |, found above the enter or return key on your keyboard. Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?   Thou art more lovely and more temperate.   Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May   And summer’s lease hath all too short a date. 
  • 13. 
    Identify the rhythm and meter of the following excerpt:  Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?   Thou art more lovely and more temperate.   Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May   And summer’s lease hath all too short a date. 
  • 14. 
      Scan the phrases and poem excerpts below, typing CAPS for stressed syllables only. Also, separate the feet with the symbol |, found above the enter or return key on your keyboard. Tell me not in mournful numbers
  • 15. 
      Identify the rhythm and meter of the following excerpt:  Tell me not in mournful numbers
  • 16. 
    Scan the phrases and poem excerpts below, typing CAPS for stressed syllables only. Also, separate the feet with the symbol |, found above the enter or return key on your keyboard. And the sound of a voice that is still
  • 17. 
    Identify the rhythm and meter of the following excerpt:  And the sound of a voice that is still
  • 18. 
      Scan the phrases and poem excerpts below, typing CAPS for stressed syllables only. Also, separate the feet with the symbol |, found above the enter or return key on your keyboard. The morns are meeker than they were, The nuts are getting brown; The berry’s cheek is plumper, The rose is out of town. --Emily Dickinson
  • 19. 
      Identify the rhythm and meter of the following excerpt:  The morns are meeker than they were,
  • 20. 
    Identify the rhythm and meter of the following excerpt:  This is the forest primeval, the murmuring pine and the hemlocks 
  • 21. 
     Scan the phrases and poem excerpts below, typing CAPS for stressed syllables only. Also, separate the feet with the symbol |, found above the enter or return key on your keyboard. This is the forest primeval, the murmuring pine and the hemlocks