Poetic Techniques - Year 8 Corpus Christi Catholic High School

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This quiz will test your pre knowledge for our poetry unit.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is Prose 

    • A.

      Writing with paragraphs

    • B.

      Writing with lines and stanzas

    • C.

      Group of lines (similar to a paragraph)

    • D.

      The feeling you get when you recite poetry

    Correct Answer
    A. Writing with paragraphs
    Explanation
    Prose refers to writing that is organized into paragraphs. It is a form of writing that does not follow a specific structure like poetry, which is characterized by lines and stanzas. Prose allows for the use of complete sentences and paragraphs to convey ideas and information in a coherent manner. Unlike poetry, prose does not evoke a specific feeling when recited. Therefore, the correct answer is "Writing with paragraphs."

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  • 2. 

    The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words within the same  line of a poem is an example of

    • A.

      Metaphor

    • B.

      Allusion

    • C.

      Alliteration

    • D.

      Rhyme

    Correct Answer
    C. Alliteration
    Explanation
    The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words within the same line of a poem is known as alliteration. Alliteration is a literary device that adds rhythm and musicality to a poem. It helps create emphasis on certain words or phrases, and can also enhance the overall meaning and tone of the poem.

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  • 3. 

    A rhetorical device were a speaker of the poem addresses a non-human or innanimate object as if it can hear him or her, but expects no reply in return.

    • A.

      Consonance

    • B.

      Apostrophe

    • C.

      Imagery

    • D.

      Meter

    Correct Answer
    B. Apostrophe
    Explanation
    Apostrophe is a rhetorical device where a speaker of a poem addresses a non-human or inanimate object as if it can hear them, but does not expect a reply in return. This device allows the speaker to express their emotions, thoughts, or ideas to an object that cannot respond, creating a sense of intimacy or connection between the speaker and the object. It adds depth and emotion to the poem by personifying the object and giving it a voice or presence.

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  • 4. 

    An intended extreme exaggeration.

    • A.

      Free Verse

    • B.

      Simile

    • C.

      Assonance

    • D.

      Hyperbole

    Correct Answer
    D. Hyperbole
    Explanation
    Hyperbole is a figure of speech that involves exaggeration for emphasis or dramatic effect. It is used to make a point or create a vivid image by overstating something. In this case, the phrase "intended extreme exaggeration" suggests that the speaker is intentionally using hyperbole to make a point or emphasize something. The other options, Free Verse, Simile, and Assonance, do not relate to the concept of exaggeration, making Hyperbole the correct answer.

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  • 5. 

    A situation in which what is expected to happen contradicts what actually happens.

    • A.

      Sonnet

    • B.

      Couplet

    • C.

      Blank Verse

    • D.

      Irony

    Correct Answer
    D. Irony
    Explanation
    Irony is a literary device that occurs when there is a contradiction between what is expected to happen and what actually happens. It is a situation where the outcome is the opposite of what is anticipated. In this context, the given correct answer "Irony" aligns with the definition provided, as it accurately describes a situation in which what is expected to happen contradicts what actually happens.

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  • 6. 

    2 rhyming words that are in 2 lines consecutively and rhyme.

    • A.

      Couplet

    • B.

      Simile

    • C.

      Onomatopoeia

    • D.

      Inversion

    Correct Answer
    A. Couplet
    Explanation
    A couplet is a pair of rhyming lines in a poem or song. In this case, the two rhyming words are in two consecutive lines, creating a rhyme. This is a common poetic technique used to create rhythm and emphasize certain ideas or themes. The other options, simile, onomatopoeia, and inversion, do not specifically refer to a pair of rhyming words in consecutive lines.

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  • 7. 

    The repetition of vowel sounds within the same line of a poem.

    • A.

      Assonance

    • B.

      Extended Metaphor

    • C.

      Imagery

    • D.

      Meter

    Correct Answer
    A. Assonance
    Explanation
    Assonance refers to the repetition of vowel sounds within the same line of a poem. This literary device is used to create a musical quality and add emphasis to certain words or phrases. It can also help to create a specific mood or tone in the poem.

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  • 8. 

    A figure of speech in which a direct comparison is made between 2 unlike subjects.

    • A.

      Metaphor

    • B.

      Simile

    • C.

      Personification

    • D.

      Inversion

    Correct Answer
    A. Metaphor
    Explanation
    A metaphor is a figure of speech that directly compares two unlike subjects, without using "like" or "as" as in a simile. It is a way of describing one thing in terms of another, suggesting a similarity or analogy between them. In a metaphor, the comparison is implied rather than explicitly stated. For example, saying "He is a lion" is a metaphor, comparing a person to a lion to convey their strength or bravery.

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  • 9. 

    A situation in which what is expected to happen contradicts what actually happens. 

    • A.

      Verbal Irony

    • B.

      Situational Irony

    • C.

      Internal Rhyme

    • D.

      Sonnet

    Correct Answer
    B. Situational Irony
    Explanation
    Situational irony refers to a situation where what is expected to happen is the opposite of what actually happens. It involves a contradiction between what is anticipated and the actual outcome. In this case, the correct answer is situational irony because it accurately describes the given situation where the expected outcome contradicts the actual outcome. Verbal irony, on the other hand, involves a contrast between what is said and what is meant, while internal rhyme and sonnet are unrelated to the given situation.

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  • 10. 

    A group of lines in a poem that contain the same thematic idea, meter, or rhyme pattern.

    • A.

      Verbal Irony

    • B.

      Symbol

    • C.

      Stanza

    • D.

      Blank Verse

    Correct Answer
    C. Stanza
    Explanation
    A stanza is a group of lines in a poem that share a common theme, meter, or rhyme pattern. This means that the lines within a stanza will typically have a similar idea or topic, follow the same rhythmic pattern, and may have a consistent rhyme scheme. Stanzas are used to organize and structure a poem, creating breaks or pauses between different ideas or sections. They help to enhance the overall flow and meaning of the poem by grouping related lines together.

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  • 11. 

    The repetition of consonant sounds within words in the same line of a poem.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Consonance

    • C.

      Symbol

    • D.

      Sonnet

    Correct Answer
    B. Consonance
    Explanation
    Consonance refers to the repetition of consonant sounds within words in the same line of a poem. It is a poetic device used to create musicality and rhythm in the poem. This repetition of consonant sounds can occur at the beginning, middle, or end of words. Unlike alliteration, which is the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words, consonance can be found anywhere within the word. It adds a pleasing and melodic quality to the poem, enhancing the overall aesthetic appeal.

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  • 12. 

    A writer's attitude toward the subject which he or she is writing.

    • A.

      Symbol

    • B.

      Irony

    • C.

      Tone

    • D.

      Situational Irony

    Correct Answer
    C. Tone
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Tone." The question is asking about a writer's attitude towards the subject they are writing about. Tone refers to the writer's overall attitude or feeling towards the subject, which can be conveyed through the choice of words, imagery, and other literary devices. It is an important aspect of writing as it helps to establish the mood and atmosphere of a piece of writing.

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  • 13. 

    A figure of speech in which "like" or "as" is used to compare unlike subjects.

    • A.

      Imagery

    • B.

      Personification

    • C.

      Simile

    • D.

      Meter

    Correct Answer
    C. Simile
    Explanation
    Simile is the correct answer because it is a figure of speech that uses "like" or "as" to compare two unlike subjects. This comparison helps to create vivid imagery and enhance the reader's understanding by drawing a parallel between the two subjects. Unlike personification, which gives human qualities to non-human things, and meter, which refers to the rhythm of a poem, simile specifically focuses on the comparison using "like" or "as".

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  • 14. 

    A 14 line poem usually written in rhymed iambic parameter that usually has a theme surrounding some type of love.

    • A.

      Free Verse

    • B.

      Couplet

    • C.

      Shakespearean

    • D.

      Sonnet

    Correct Answer
    D. Sonnet
    Explanation
    A sonnet is a 14 line poem that is typically written in rhymed iambic parameter. It often explores themes related to love. This form of poetry has a specific structure and rhyme scheme, usually consisting of three quatrains followed by a concluding couplet. The sonnet is known for its concise and expressive nature, allowing poets to convey deep emotions and thoughts in a compact form.

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  • 15. 

    Use of descriptive words and phrases that appeal to the five senses

    • A.

      Rhyme Scheme

    • B.

      Inversion

    • C.

      Imagery

    • D.

      Free Verse

    Correct Answer
    C. Imagery
    Explanation
    Imagery refers to the use of descriptive words and phrases that appeal to the five senses, such as sight, sound, taste, touch, and smell. It helps the reader to visualize and experience the poem more vividly. In this context, the correct answer is imagery because it best fits the description of using descriptive words and phrases that appeal to the five senses. The other options, such as rhyme scheme, inversion, and free verse, do not specifically focus on the use of sensory language.

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  • 16. 

    A line of poetry where the rhyme occurs inside the line.

    • A.

      Free Verse

    • B.

      Blank Verse

    • C.

      Stanza

    • D.

      Internal Rhyme

    Correct Answer
    D. Internal Rhyme
    Explanation
    Internal Rhyme is the correct answer because it refers to the rhyme that occurs within a single line of poetry, rather than at the end of the line. In internal rhyme, words within the same line rhyme with each other, creating a musical and rhythmic effect. This technique is commonly used in poetry to enhance the flow and musicality of the verses.

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  • 17. 

    The rhythmical patterns or beat in a line of poetry

    • A.

      Inversion

    • B.

      End Rhyme

    • C.

      Meter

    • D.

      Assonance

    Correct Answer
    C. Meter
    Explanation
    Meter refers to the rhythmical patterns or beat in a line of poetry. It is the arrangement of stressed and unstressed syllables that creates a specific rhythmic pattern. Meter helps to establish the overall structure and musicality of a poem. It can be measured in terms of the number of syllables per line or the specific pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables. In poetry, different types of meter, such as iambic pentameter or trochaic tetrameter, can be used to create different effects and convey different emotions.

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  • 18. 

    A figure of speech in which a comparison of two unlike things is developed througout several lines of a poem.

    • A.

      Extended Metaphor

    • B.

      Meter

    • C.

      Free Verse

    • D.

      Blank Verse

    Correct Answer
    A. Extended Metaphor
    Explanation
    An extended metaphor is a figure of speech that compares two unlike things in multiple lines of a poem. It is different from a regular metaphor because it continues the comparison throughout the poem, rather than just making a brief comparison. This allows the poet to explore the similarities between the two things in more depth and detail.

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  • 19. 

    A figure of speech in which a comparison of two unlike things is hinted at indirectly.

    • A.

      Alliteration

    • B.

      Implied Metaphor

    • C.

      Simile

    • D.

      Consonance

    Correct Answer
    B. Implied Metaphor
    Explanation
    Implied metaphor is the correct answer because it is a figure of speech that suggests a comparison between two unlike things without using the words "like" or "as". This type of metaphor hints at the comparison indirectly, allowing the reader or listener to infer the connection between the two things being compared. Unlike simile, which directly states the comparison using "like" or "as", implied metaphor requires a deeper understanding and interpretation of the language used to uncover the intended comparison. Alliteration and consonance, on the other hand, are not types of figures of speech that involve comparisons between unlike things.

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  • 20. 

    The words at the end of a line that rhymes.

    • A.

      Rhyme Scheme

    • B.

      Meter

    • C.

      Inversion

    • D.

      End Rhyme

    Correct Answer
    D. End Rhyme
    Explanation
    End rhyme refers to the rhyming of words at the end of a line in a poem or song. This technique is commonly used to create a sense of rhythm and musicality in the text. The other options, Rhyme Scheme, Meter, and Inversion, do not specifically refer to the rhyming of words at the end of a line.

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  • 21. 

    A form of poetry without any rhyme or meter.

    • A.

      Allusion

    • B.

      Hyperbole

    • C.

      Free Verse

    • D.

      Blank Verse

    Correct Answer
    C. Free Verse
    Explanation
    Free verse is a form of poetry that does not follow any specific rhyme or meter. Unlike traditional poetry, which often has a set structure and rhythm, free verse allows poets to have more freedom in expressing themselves. This lack of rhyme and meter gives the poet the ability to experiment with different line lengths, rhythms, and structures. Free verse allows for a more natural and conversational tone in poetry, and it is often used to convey emotions and ideas in a more unconventional and creative way.

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  • 22. 

    A sound device in which the spelling of the word demonstrates the actual sound it is intended to make

    • A.

      Allusion

    • B.

      Personification

    • C.

      Meter

    • D.

      Onomatopoeia

    Correct Answer
    D. Onomatopoeia
    Explanation
    Onomatopoeia refers to a sound device in which the spelling of a word imitates or suggests the actual sound it is intended to make. This means that the word itself sounds like the sound it is describing. For example, words like "buzz," "boom," or "hiss" are examples of onomatopoeia because they mimic the sounds they represent.

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  • 23. 

    A person or object that represents another object or idea.

    • A.

      Imagery

    • B.

      Symbol

    • C.

      Internal Rhyme

    • D.

      Couplet

    Correct Answer
    B. Symbol
    Explanation
    A symbol is a person or object that represents another object or idea. Symbols are often used in literature to convey deeper meanings and add layers of significance to the text. They can be tangible objects, such as a rose representing love, or abstract concepts, such as a dove symbolizing peace. By using symbols, writers can evoke emotions and create a more immersive and thought-provoking reading experience for the audience.

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  • 24. 

    What is spoken is different from what is meant

    • A.

      Situational Irony

    • B.

      Sonnet

    • C.

      Verbal Irony

    • D.

      Internal Rhyme

    Correct Answer
    C. Verbal Irony
    Explanation
    Verbal irony refers to a situation where someone says something but means the opposite or something different. In this context, the statement "What is spoken is different from what is meant" highlights the concept of verbal irony. It suggests that the words spoken by someone may not convey their true intentions or meaning, creating a contrast between what is said and what is actually meant.

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