A Quiz About Poetic Devices

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A Quiz About Poetic Devices

For this quiz, again you should fill the name box with your class period first, then your last name first, a comma, and your first name. For instance, if my name were John Doe, and I had English 3rd period, I'd type, "3 Doe, John" in the name box. When you begin the quiz, you'll notice that each "question" is a definition. From the given choices, mark the word which correctly matches the definition.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    -- a repetition of similar vowel sounds in words close together
    • A. 

      Alliteration

    • B. 

      Analogy

    • C. 

      Assonance

    • D. 

      Ballad

  • 2. 
    -- storytelling poem in a predictable rhythm, usually written to be sung
    • A. 

      Alliteration

    • B. 

      Analogy

    • C. 

      Assonance

    • D. 

      Ballad

  • 3. 
    -- repetition of initial consonant sounds in words close together
    • A. 

      Alliteration

    • B. 

      Analogy

    • C. 

      Assonance

    • D. 

      Ballad

  • 4. 
    -- any general comparison between two things
    • A. 

      Alliteration

    • B. 

      Analogy

    • C. 

      Assonance

    • D. 

      Ballad

  • 5. 
    -- all the meanings, associations, or emotions that a word suggests
    • A. 

      Connotation

    • B. 

      Consonance

    • C. 

      Couplet

    • D. 

      Diction

  • 6. 
    -- two consecutive lines of poetry that rhyme
    • A. 

      Connotation

    • B. 

      Consonance

    • C. 

      Couplet

    • D. 

      Diction

  • 7. 
    -- a writer's choice of words
    • A. 

      Connotation

    • B. 

      Consonance

    • C. 

      Couplet

    • D. 

      Diction

  • 8. 
    -- the repetition of consonant sounds within words close to each other
    • A. 

      Connotation

    • B. 

      Consonance

    • C. 

      Couplet

    • D. 

      Diction

  • 9. 
    -- any exaggeration used to express strong emotion or humor
    • A. 

      Epic

    • B. 

      Figure of speech

    • C. 

      Haiku

    • D. 

      Hyperbole

  • 10. 
    -- a very long narrative poem about a hero with superhuman abilities
    • A. 

      Epic

    • B. 

      Figure of speech

    • C. 

      Haiku

    • D. 

      Hyperbole

  • 11. 
    -- word or phrase that describes one thing in terms of another, not literally
    • A. 

      Epic

    • B. 

      Figure of speech

    • C. 

      Haiku

    • D. 

      Hyperbole

  • 12. 
    -- an expression peculiar to a language (it won't translate literally)
    • A. 

      Iambic pentameter

    • B. 

      Idiom

    • C. 

      Imagery

    • D. 

      Verbal irony

  • 13. 
    -- language that appeals to the senses
    • A. 

      Iambic pentameter

    • B. 

      Idiom

    • C. 

      Imagery

    • D. 

      Verbal irony

  • 14. 
    -- there is a difference between what is said and what is meant
    • A. 

      Iambic pentameter

    • B. 

      Idiom

    • C. 

      Imagery

    • D. 

      Verbal irony

  • 15. 
    -- a line of poetry with 5 iambs ( U / U / U / U / U / ) as its rhythm
    • A. 

      Iambic pentameter

    • B. 

      Idiom

    • C. 

      Imagery

    • D. 

      Verbal irony

  • 16. 
    -- a poem that expresses emotions or thoughts
    • A. 

      Limerick

    • B. 

      Lyric poetry

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Meter

  • 17. 
    -- comparison between unlike things (without using like, as, than, or resembles)
    • A. 

      Limerick

    • B. 

      Lyric poetry

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Meter

  • 18. 
    -- a funny 5-line poem written with a certain rhyme scheme and rhythm pattern
    • A. 

      Limerick

    • B. 

      Lyric poetry

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Meter

  • 19. 
    -- a regular pattern or stressed (/) and unstressed (U) syllables
    • A. 

      Limerick

    • B. 

      Lyric poetry

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Meter

  • 20. 
    -- use of a word whose sound imitates or suggests its meaning
    • A. 

      Narrative poetry

    • B. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • C. 

      Parallelism

    • D. 

      Personification

  • 21. 
    -- a poem that tells a story
    • A. 

      Narrative poetry

    • B. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • C. 

      Parallelism

    • D. 

      Personification

  • 22. 
    -- repetition of words, phrases, etc. that have the same grammatical structure
    • A. 

      Narrative poetry

    • B. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • C. 

      Parallelism

    • D. 

      Personification

  • 23. 
    -- nonhuman things are given human qualities
    • A. 

      Narrative poetry

    • B. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • C. 

      Parallelism

    • D. 

      Personification

  • 24. 
    -- a play on the multiple meanings of words
    • A. 

      Pun

    • B. 

      Refrain

    • C. 

      Rhyme

    • D. 

      Rhythm

  • 25. 
    -- a repeated word, phrase, or group of lines (like a chorus in a song)
    • A. 

      Pun

    • B. 

      Refrain

    • C. 

      Rhyme

    • D. 

      Rhythm

  • 26. 
    -- musical quality of language, produced by repeating accents
    • A. 

      Pun

    • B. 

      Refrain

    • C. 

      Rhyme

    • D. 

      Rhythm

  • 27. 
    -- when words close together have the same or similar sounding final syllable(s)
    • A. 

      Pun

    • B. 

      Refrain

    • C. 

      Rhyme

    • D. 

      Rhythm

  • 28. 
    -- a group of consecutive lines in a poem
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Sonnet

    • C. 

      Speaker

    • D. 

      Stanza

  • 29. 
    -- comparison between two unlike things using words like like or as
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Sonnet

    • C. 

      Speaker

    • D. 

      Stanza

  • 30. 
    -- the voice talking in a poem
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Sonnet

    • C. 

      Speaker

    • D. 

      Stanza

  • 31. 
    -- a 14-line lyric poem written in iambic pentameter and with a specific rhyme scheme
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Sonnet

    • C. 

      Speaker

    • D. 

      Stanza

  • 32. 
    -- traditional Japanese poem of 3 lines, each having a certain number of syllables (5 7 5)
    • A. 

      Epic

    • B. 

      Figure of speech

    • C. 

      Haiku

    • D. 

      Hyperbole