Basic Poetry Devices English Quiz

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Have you ever delved into poetry and wondered about its intricate devices? Poetry is a unique form of artistic expression, a symphony of words that weaves emotions and stories into a captivating tapestry. Each poem is a journey, and within its lines lie various devices that enhance its impact. This Basic Poetry Devices English quiz is your chance to explore and test your understanding of these poetic devices.
From metaphors to alliteration, poets employ a range of techniques to create imagery and convey sentiments. This quiz will assess your grasp of these devices, revealing how well you recognize Read moreand appreciate the artistry behind poetry. Are you ready to embark on this poetic adventure and discover the magic within verses? Take the quiz and unveil your poetic insights!
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Basic Poetry Devices Questions and Answers

  • 1. 

    Which of the following is an example of alliteration?

    • A.

      My hair is a vast forest

    • B.

      I sat by the river. I lived by the sea. I died by the lake.

    • C.

      Pants are like legs

    • D.

      Dogs dodge digging dandelions

    Correct Answer
    D. Dogs dodge digging dandelions
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Dogs dodge digging dandelions". Alliteration is a literary device that involves the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words in a sentence or phrase. In this example, the repetition of the "d" sound in "dogs," "dodge," and "digging" creates an alliterative effect.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following is an example of onomatopoeia?

    • A.

      The truck winked at me

    • B.

      The cat was as mad as a tree

    • C.

      Lazy lizards lounge

    • D.

      Clap, boom, bang 

    Correct Answer
    D. Clap, boom, bang 
    Explanation
    "Clap," "boom," and "bang" are examples of onomatopoeia. Onomatopoeia is a literary device in which a word's pronunciation closely resembles the sound it represents. In this case, the words imitate the sounds of actions or events, making the text more vivid and engaging for the reader.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following is an example of a metaphor?

    • A.

      The glasses smiled at me.

    • B.

      Cute cats chase toys.

    • C.

      Snow is like the sun.

    • D.

      My life is a dream.

    Correct Answer
    D. My life is a dream.
    Explanation
    The phrase "My life is a dream" is an example of a metaphor because it compares two unrelated things, life and a dream, without using the words "like" or "as". It suggests that the person's life is unreal or fantastical, emphasizing the dream-like qualities of their experiences.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following is an example of simile?

    • A.

      Hiss, slurp, hush, scream--MOM!

    • B.

      Hopping hens shop for shoes.

    • C.

      My hand is as cold as snow.

    • D.

      The shirt said, "Wear Me!"

    Correct Answer
    C. My hand is as cold as snow.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "My hand is as cold as snow." This sentence is an example of a simile because it compares the coldness of the hand to the coldness of snow using the word "as." This comparison helps to create a vivid image and enhance the reader's understanding of the coldness of the hand.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following is an example of a metaphor?

    • A.

      Talking turtles torture teachers.

    • B.

      I am a cloud.

    • C.

      The dog smiles at me.

    • D.

      Meow, woof, tweet went the animals.

    Correct Answer
    B. I am a cloud.
    Explanation
    The phrase "I am a cloud" is an example of a metaphor because it compares the speaker to a cloud, suggesting that they share similar qualities or characteristics. Metaphors are figures of speech that make a comparison between two unrelated things, highlighting a similarity between them in a symbolic or imaginative way. In this case, the metaphor implies that the speaker feels light, airy, or dreamy, just like a cloud.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following is an example of alliteration?

    • A.

      The TV laughed at the desk.

    • B.

      Calculating computers catch cats.

    • C.

      Pictures are captured people.

    • D.

      Crash, bang, boom goes the lion.

    Correct Answer
    B. Calculating computers catch cats.
    Explanation
    Alliteration is the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words in close proximity. In the given options, "Calculating computers catch cats" is an example of alliteration because the words "calculating," "computers," and "catch" all start with the same consonant sound "k." The repetition of this sound creates a rhythmic and melodic effect in the sentence.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following is an example of simile?

    • A.

      The fluorescent light was the sun during our test.

    • B.

      As the teacher entered the room she muttered under her breath, "This class is a three-ring circus!"

    • C.

      Ted was as nervous as a cat with a long tail in a room full of rocking chairs.

    • D.

      The bar of soap was a slippery eel during the dog’s bath.

    Correct Answer
    C. Ted was as nervous as a cat with a long tail in a room full of rocking chairs.
    Explanation
    "Ted was as nervous as a cat with a long tail in a room full of rocking chairs" is a simile. A simile is a figure of speech that compares two different things using the words "like" or "as" to highlight a similarity between them. In this case, the simile is used to vividly convey Ted's nervousness by comparing it to the imagined situation of a cat with a long tail in a room full of rocking chairs.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following is an example of a metaphor?

    • A.

      I am experiencing a rollercoaster of emotions. 

    • B.

      That car is big. 

    • C.

      I am not happy with my results. 

    Correct Answer
    A. I am experiencing a rollercoaster of emotions. 
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "I am experiencing a rollercoaster of emotions." This is an example of a metaphor because it compares the experience of emotions to riding a rollercoaster, suggesting that emotions are intense, unpredictable, and constantly changing, just like the ups and downs of a rollercoaster ride.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following is an example of personification?

    • A.

      I am going through a lot of emotions right now. 

    • B.

      I think that time flies when I am having fun. 

    • C.

      The old oak tree in the backyard whispered its ancient tales.

    • D.

      I love this dress!

    Correct Answer
    C. The old oak tree in the backyard whispered its ancient tales.
    Explanation
    The sentence "The old oak tree in the backyard whispered its ancient tales in the gentle breeze" contains personification because it attributes human-like qualities (whispering ancient tales) to a non-human entity (the old oak tree). By suggesting that the tree is whispering tales, the writer is giving the tree human characteristics, allowing it to engage in an activity typically associated with humans—telling stories.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following is an example of alliteration?

    • A.

      The group sang sweetly. 

    • B.

      I like eating tacos. 

    • C.

      My brother is a drummist. 

    • D.

      We have a group of six typists. 

    Correct Answer
    A. The group sang sweetly. 
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The group sang sweetly." Alliteration is the repetition of the same sound or letter at the beginning of closely connected words. In this sentence, the words "sweetly" and "sang" both start with the "s" sound, creating alliteration.

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Heather is an educator, with four years of teaching experience. Heather graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Teaching. She is skilled in Teaching English as a Second Language and currently works as an Elementary School Teacher at Pinellas County Schools. She made a career transition one year ago to explore a new path in writing and copy editing. Heather's specialization lies in curriculum development and educational materials, but she maintains versatility to work across various industries. Known for her keen attention to detail and a deep passion for language, she possesses a sharp eye for precision.

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