Poetry And Figurative Language

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  • 1. 

    What are the elements of poetry?

    • A.

      1. figurative langauage 2. imagery 3. mood 4. repetition 5. rhyme 6. rhyme scheme 7. stanza 8. tone

    • B.

      1. words 2. rhyme 3. complete sentences 4. mood 5. imagery 6. similes 7. stanza 8. repetition

    • C.

      Figurative Language

    Correct Answer
    A. 1. figurative langauage 2. imagery 3. mood 4. repetition 5. rhyme 6. rhyme scheme 7. stanza 8. tone
    Explanation
    The elements of poetry include figurative language, imagery, mood, repetition, rhyme, rhyme scheme, stanza, and tone. These elements help to create the overall structure, meaning, and impact of a poem. Figurative language uses words in a non-literal way to create vivid and imaginative descriptions. Imagery refers to the use of sensory details to create mental pictures in the reader's mind. Mood is the emotional atmosphere or feeling that a poem evokes. Repetition is the use of repeated words, phrases, or sounds for emphasis. Rhyme is the repetition of similar sounds at the end of lines. Rhyme scheme is the pattern of rhyme in a poem. Stanza refers to a group of lines in a poem. Tone is the attitude or perspective of the speaker or writer.

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  • 2. 

    What is Imagery?

    • A.

      A picture of an image

    • B.

      Mental pictures that are created with words

    • C.

      Images created by drawing, artwork

    Correct Answer
    B. Mental pictures that are created with words
    Explanation
    Imagery refers to the use of vivid and descriptive language to create mental pictures in the reader's mind. It involves using words to paint a visual representation of a scene or an object, allowing the reader to experience the story or poem more vividly. This technique is commonly used in literature to engage the reader's senses and enhance the overall reading experience.

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  • 3. 

    What is mood?

    • A.

      The emotion you feel when you are reading a poem

    • B.

      The emotion the author has about the subject about the poem

    • C.

      When words sound alike

    Correct Answer
    A. The emotion you feel when you are reading a poem
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "the emotion you feel when you are reading a poem." Mood refers to the overall emotional atmosphere or feeling that a poem evokes in the reader. It is the emotional response or state of mind that the reader experiences while engaging with the poem.

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  • 4. 

    What is repetition? 

    • A.

      In my sleep i dream in my sleep i believe in my sleep i mourne

    • B.

      A word that is only used once in the entire poem

    • C.

      The repeating of a word or phrase in a link or poem

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. In my sleep i dream in my sleep i believe in my sleep i mourne
    C. The repeating of a word or phrase in a link or poem
    Explanation
    (A) is an example of repetition

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  • 5. 

    What is rhyme?

    • A.

      When a word is repeated twice

    • B.

      When two or more words have the same sound

    • C.

      When two words are the same but have a different spelling and meaning

    Correct Answer
    B. When two or more words have the same sound
    Explanation
    Rhyme refers to the similarity in sound between two or more words. It occurs when words have the same or similar ending sounds, such as "cat" and "hat" or "moon" and "spoon". Rhyme is commonly used in poetry and songs to create a pleasing and rhythmic effect. It adds musicality and can help to emphasize certain words or ideas.

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  • 6. 

    What is Rhyme Scheme?

    • A.

      It is a poem without any words

    • B.

      It is a type of poem

    • C.

      A pattern of accented and unaccented syllables

    Correct Answer
    C. A pattern of accented and unaccented syllables
    Explanation
    Rhyme scheme refers to the pattern of rhymes at the end of each line in a poem. It is not a poem without any words or a type of poem, but rather a specific arrangement of accented and unaccented syllables. This pattern helps create a sense of rhythm and musicality in the poem, as well as providing structure and cohesion to the overall piece.

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  • 7. 

    What is Stanza?

    • A.

      A number of lines that divides the poem into sections

    • B.

      The rhythm of the poem

    • C.

      How the poem makes you feel

    Correct Answer
    A. A number of lines that divides the poem into sections
    Explanation
    A stanza is a number of lines that divides a poem into sections. Each stanza typically contains a specific number of lines and can have its own rhyme scheme or pattern. Stanzas help to organize the poem and create a sense of structure. They can also be used to convey different ideas or emotions within the poem, as each stanza can represent a distinct thought or image.

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  • 8. 

    What is tone?

    • A.

      The volume of the poem

    • B.

      The way your voice sounds when you read the poem

    • C.

      The writers attitude towards the subject

    Correct Answer
    C. The writers attitude towards the subject
    Explanation
    Tone refers to the writer's attitude towards the subject of a poem or any piece of writing. It is the emotional quality or atmosphere that the writer creates through their choice of words and language. The tone can be joyful, sad, angry, sarcastic, or any other emotion that the writer wants to convey. It helps the reader understand the writer's perspective and adds depth to the overall meaning of the poem.

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  • 9. 

    What is...."perry peter picked pepper peaceful"

    • A.

      Hyperbole

    • B.

      Alliteration

    • C.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    B. Alliteration
    Explanation
    The given phrase "perry peter picked pepper peaceful" contains the repetition of the consonant sound "p" at the beginning of each word, which is an example of alliteration. Alliteration is a literary device where the same sound or letter is repeated at the beginning of neighboring words, creating a rhythmic and melodic effect. In this case, the repeated "p" sound adds emphasis and creates a memorable and playful tone to the phrase.

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  • 10. 

    What is... "her feet where 100 miles long!"

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Hyberbole

    Correct Answer
    C. Hyberbole
    Explanation
    The phrase "her feet were 100 miles long" is an exaggeration and not meant to be taken literally. This is a clear example of hyperbole, which is a figure of speech that involves extreme exaggeration for emphasis or dramatic effect. In this case, the exaggeration is used to emphasize the idea that her feet are unusually large or long.

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  • 11. 

    What is..."don't spill the beans"

    • A.

      Idiom

    • B.

      Alliteration

    • C.

      Hyberbole

    Correct Answer
    A. Idiom
    Explanation
    The phrase "don't spill the beans" is an idiom. Idioms are expressions that have a figurative meaning different from their literal interpretation. In this case, "spill the beans" means to reveal a secret or confidential information. The idiom is used to advise someone to keep quiet and not disclose something that should be kept private.

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  • 12. 

    What is..."when he is hungry he is a bear!"

    • A.

      Metaphor

    • B.

      Simile

    • C.

      Onomatopoeia

    Correct Answer
    A. Metaphor
    Explanation
    The phrase "when he is hungry he is a bear!" is comparing someone's behavior when they are hungry to that of a bear. It is not using "like" or "as" to make the comparison, which is typical of a simile. Instead, it is stating that the person actually becomes a bear when they are hungry, making it a metaphor. Onomatopoeia refers to words that imitate sounds, which is not the case here.

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  • 13. 

    What is..."the frog was as green as grass"

    • A.

      Personification

    • B.

      Limerick

    • C.

      Simile

    Correct Answer
    C. Simile
    Explanation
    The phrase "the frog was as green as grass" is a simile because it compares the frog's green color to the color of grass using the word "as." Similes are figures of speech that make comparisons between two different things using the words "like" or "as." In this case, the simile emphasizes the vividness of the frog's green color by comparing it to the bright green color of grass.

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  • 14. 

    What is..."the grass tickled her feet"

    • A.

      Personification

    • B.

      Simile

    • C.

      Alliteration

    Correct Answer
    A. Personification
    Explanation
    The phrase "the grass tickled her feet" is an example of personification because it attributes human qualities (the ability to tickle) to the grass, which is an inanimate object. Personification is a figure of speech that gives human characteristics to non-human entities, making the grass seem alive and capable of interacting with the person's feet in a playful manner.

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  • 15. 

    What is..."the thunder cracked! BOOM-BOOM!!!"

    • A.

      Idiom

    • B.

      Onomatopoeia

    • C.

      Free verse

    Correct Answer
    B. Onomatopoeia
    Explanation
    The phrase "the thunder cracked! BOOM-BOOM!!!" is an example of onomatopoeia. Onomatopoeia refers to words that imitate or mimic the sound they represent. In this case, the words "cracked" and "BOOM-BOOM" are used to recreate the sound of thunder. Onomatopoeia is commonly used in literature to add vividness and sensory details to descriptions.

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  • 16. 

    What is a word that rhymes with pillow?

    • A.

      Silica

    • B.

      Willow

    • C.

      Wow

    Correct Answer
    B. Willow
    Explanation
    The word "willow" rhymes with "pillow." Both words have the same ending sound, which is the "ow" sound. This makes them a good rhyme pair.

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  • 17. 

    Which of the word(s) doesn't rhyme with braces?

    • A.

      Laces

    • B.

      Spaces

    • C.

      Fake

    Correct Answer
    C. Fake
    Explanation
    The words "laces" and "spaces" both end with the same sound "es", making them rhyme with each other. However, the word "fake" does not have the same ending sound as "braces", so it does not rhyme with it.

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  • 18. 

    What is the rhyme scheme in this stanza of the poem TOOT TOOT!A peanut sat on the railroad track,its heart was all a-flutter;the five-fifteen came rushing by-Toot! Toot! peanut butter!

    • A.

      A,b,c,b

    • B.

      A,b,c,c

    • C.

      A,c,c,b

    Correct Answer
    A. A,b,c,b
    Explanation
    The rhyme scheme in this stanza is a,b,c,b. The first line ends with the rhyme "track", the second line ends with the rhyme "flutter", the third line ends with the rhyme "by", and the fourth line ends with the rhyme "butter".

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  • 19. 

    How are similes and metaphors different?

    • A.

      Similes use like or as while comparing 2 subjects while metaphors do not

    • B.

      There is no difference

    • C.

      One is used in poetry one is used in stories

    Correct Answer
    A. Similes use like or as while comparing 2 subjects while metaphors do not
    Explanation
    Similes and metaphors are different in terms of their usage and structure. Similes use "like" or "as" to compare two subjects, highlighting their similarities in a more explicit and direct way. On the other hand, metaphors make a comparison by stating that one thing is another, without using "like" or "as." This creates a more indirect and imaginative comparison, often relying on symbolism and figurative language. Therefore, the correct answer is that similes use "like" or "as" while comparing two subjects, while metaphors do not.

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  • 20. 

    Is this a simile or a metaphor?..her friend is as wild as a bear!

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    Correct Answer
    A. Simile
    Explanation
    The given sentence "her friend is as wild as a bear!" is an example of a simile. A simile is a figure of speech that compares two different things using the words "like" or "as." In this case, the friend is being compared to a bear, emphasizing their wild and untamed nature.

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  • 21. 

    What is a concrete poem?

    • A.

      A poem that rhymes

    • B.

      A usually humorous poem with a scheme of a,a,b,b,a

    • C.

      A poem that takes on the shape of the subject

    Correct Answer
    C. A poem that takes on the shape of the subject
    Explanation
    A concrete poem is a type of poem that uses visual arrangement of words or letters to create a shape that is related to the subject of the poem. The words are arranged in such a way that they form a visual representation of the subject, adding an extra layer of meaning to the poem. This form of poetry often requires careful consideration of spacing, line breaks, and font styles to effectively convey the intended shape.

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  • 22. 

    What is the word being personifies (wbp) and the human quality (hq) in the fallowing poem?...The frog danced on the Lilly pads.

    • A.

      Wbp: danced hq: on

    • B.

      Wbp: frog hq: danced

    • C.

      Wbp: Lilly pads hq: Frog

    Correct Answer
    B. Wbp: frog hq: danced
    Explanation
    In the given poem, the word "frog" is being personified as it is given the human quality of dancing. The word "danced" is not being personified, but it is the action being performed by the frog. Therefore, the correct answer is wbp: frog, hq: danced.

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  • 23. 

    Which of the fallowing sentences is a hyperbole?

    • A.

      I am as smart as Einstein

    • B.

      I would rather take baths with a man eating shark

    • C.

      Sally salted sweet sticky stale sugar snails

    Correct Answer
    B. I would rather take baths with a man eating shark
    Explanation
    The sentence "i would rather take baths with a man eating shark" is a hyperbole because it exaggerates the speaker's preference to an extreme level. It suggests that the speaker would prefer a dangerous and life-threatening situation (taking baths with a man-eating shark) over an alternative. This statement is not meant to be taken literally, but rather emphasizes the speaker's strong aversion towards the alternative.

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  • 24. 

    Which is not an alliteration

    • A.

      Ally angela abigail applewhite ate anchovies and artichokes

    • B.

      Norris newton neatly nibbled nonsalted nuts near norway.

    • C.

      Sam ate his orange doughnuts.

    Correct Answer
    C. Sam ate his orange doughnuts.
    Explanation
    An alliteration is a literary device where a series of words have the same initial sound. In the given options, all of them except "sam ate his orange doughnuts" exhibit alliteration. The repetition of the "a" sound in "ally angela abigail applewhite ate anchovies and artichokes" and the "n" sound in "norris newton neatly nibbled nonsalted nuts near norway" demonstrate alliteration. However, "sam ate his orange doughnuts" does not have any repeated initial sounds, making it the correct answer.

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  • 25. 

    What type of poetry has no certain rhyme scheme and no meter? 

    • A.

      Free verse

    • B.

      Limerick

    • C.

      Diaomote

    Correct Answer
    A. Free verse
    Explanation
    Free verse is a type of poetry that does not have a specific rhyme scheme or meter. Unlike traditional forms of poetry that follow strict rules of rhythm and rhyme, free verse allows the poet to have more freedom and flexibility in their writing. It often focuses on the natural flow of language and can vary in line length, stanza structure, and overall form. This lack of constraints gives the poet the ability to experiment with different techniques and create a unique and individualized expression of their thoughts and emotions.

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  • 26. 

    Which poem is usually humorous

    • A.

      Hiaku

    • B.

      Cinquain

    • C.

      Limerick

    Correct Answer
    C. Limerick
    Explanation
    A limerick is a type of poem that is usually humorous. It consists of five lines with a specific rhyming pattern (AABBA) and a distinctive rhythm. Limericks often contain witty or silly content and are known for their playful and light-hearted nature. The other two options, haiku and cinquain, are different forms of poetry that do not necessarily focus on humor. Haiku is a traditional Japanese form with three lines and a focus on nature, while cinquain is a five-line poem with a specific syllable pattern. Therefore, the correct answer is limerick.

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  • 27. 

    In the old type of limerick or new are the last words the same in the first and last line

    • A.

      New

    • B.

      Old

    Correct Answer
    B. Old
    Explanation
    In the old type of limerick, the last words in the first and last line are the same. This means that the word used at the end of the first line is repeated at the end of the last line. This repetition of words creates a sense of rhythm and structure in the limerick, which is a form of poetry known for its playful and humorous nature. The use of the same word at the end of both lines helps to maintain this traditional structure and adds to the overall flow and coherence of the limerick.

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  • 28. 

    What goes into a cinquian?

    • A.

      Line 1: noun line 2: 2 adj line 3: 3 vrb line 4: four words expressing feeling line 5: another name for the first noun line 3:

    • B.

      Line 1: 2 rhyming words line 2: 3 vrbs line 3: a noun

    • C.

      Line 1: a vrb line 2: 4 nouns line 3: 4 adv line 4: 7 vrbs line 5: 1 adj

    Correct Answer
    A. Line 1: noun line 2: 2 adj line 3: 3 vrb line 4: four words expressing feeling line 5: another name for the first noun line 3:
    Explanation
    The correct answer is a description of the structure of a cinquain poem. It explains that a cinquain consists of five lines, with the first line being a noun, the second line having two adjectives, the third line containing three verbs, the fourth line expressing four words that convey a feeling, and the fifth line being another word for the noun in the first line. The answer also mentions that line 3 is repeated, but does not provide specific details about its content.

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  • 29. 

    Which type of poem has...lines 1 and 7 state subjects that are oppositeslines 2 contains 2 adj describing the subject 4 line 1line 3 contains 3 verbs 4 line 1line 4 contains 4 vrbs 2 4 line 1 and 2 4 line 7line 5 contains 3 vrbs 4 line 7line 6 contains 2 adj 4 line 7HINT *** it looks like a diamond when written out, it contains 2 poems about 2 opposite subjects 

    • A.

      Limericks

    • B.

      Diamonte

    • C.

      Free verse

    Correct Answer
    B. Diamonte
    Explanation
    A diamante poem is a type of poem that follows a specific structure. It consists of seven lines, with the first and last lines containing one subject each, which are opposites. The second line contains two adjectives describing the subject of the first line, and the third line contains three verbs that describe the subject of the first line. The fourth line contains four words, with two describing the subject of the first line and the other two describing the subject of the seventh line. The fifth line contains three verbs that describe the subject of the seventh line, and the sixth line contains two adjectives that describe the subject of the seventh line. The poem is shaped like a diamond when written out and contains two poems about two opposite subjects.

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  • 30. 

    What is the idiom that means... you have to take what you get

    • A.

      Its raining cats and dogs

    • B.

      Beggars can't be choosers

    • C.

      Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

    Correct Answer
    B. Beggars can't be choosers
    Explanation
    The idiom "beggars can't be choosers" means that when you are in a desperate or disadvantaged situation, you cannot be picky or selective. It implies that when you have limited options or resources, you have to accept whatever is available to you, even if it is not exactly what you wanted or expected.

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