Poetry Practice Test Quiz

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Poetry is one way people use to portray their emotions to the intended readers or listeners. If you are also into poetry, take this poetry practice test. Are you new students taking up poetry, but you do not know which type of poetry speaks most about you as a writer? Well, take the test below and get to see how much you know about poetry and what your area of focus should be. The quiz will help you practice as well as increase your knowledge about terms related to poetry. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Alliteration is:

    • A.

      The repetition of a consonant or a vowel sound, particularly the initial consonants of two or more words.

    • B.

      A sound 

    • C.

      An obvious exaggeration made for effect.

    • D.

      A series of brief shots that work together to convey a particular meaning.

    Correct Answer
    A. The repetition of a consonant or a vowel sound, particularly the initial consonants of two or more words.
    Explanation
    Alliteration refers to the repetition of consonant or vowel sounds, specifically the initial consonants, in two or more words. It is a literary device used to create rhythm, emphasize certain words or phrases, and make the language more memorable and engaging. By repeating consonant sounds, alliteration adds musicality and impact to the writing or speech. It is commonly used in poetry, slogans, advertising, and other forms of creative writing to enhance the overall effect and appeal to the audience.

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  • 2. 

    A simile:

    • A.

      Makes a comparison by saying one thing is another.

    • B.

      Is an obvious exaggeration made for effect.

    • C.

      Makes a comparison between two unlike things using the words "like," "as" or "than".

    • D.

      Is a speech by an actor spoken as if thinking aloud.

    Correct Answer
    C. Makes a comparison between two unlike things using the words "like," "as" or "than".
    Explanation
    A simile is a figure of speech that compares two unlike things using the words "like," "as," or "than." It is a way of expressing a similarity between the two things being compared. Unlike a metaphor, which states that one thing is another, a simile explicitly uses comparison words to establish the similarity. This allows for a clearer and more direct comparison between the two things.

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  • 3. 

    A metaphor:

    • A.

      Makes a comparison by saying one thing is another.

    • B.

      Is an obvious exaggeration made for effect.

    • C.

      Makes a comparison between two unlike things using the words "like", "as" or "than."

    • D.

      Is a speech by an actor spoken as if thinking aloud.

    Correct Answer
    A. Makes a comparison by saying one thing is another.
    Explanation
    A metaphor is a figure of speech that compares two different things by stating that one thing is another. It does not use the words "like," "as," or "than" to make the comparison. Instead, it directly equates or identifies one thing with another, often creating a vivid and imaginative comparison. This literary device is used to add depth and richness to descriptions and to convey abstract ideas in a more relatable way.

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  • 4. 

    Look up, my people,The dawn is breaking,The world is waking,To a new bright day,When none defame us,Nor color shame us,Nor sneer dismay.The rhyme scheme for this poem is:

    • A.

      People; breaking, waking; day, dismay; us, us

    • B.

      AABBCCD

    • C.

      ABCDEFG

    • D.

      ABBCDDC

    Correct Answer
    D. ABBCDDC
    Explanation
    The correct answer is ABBCDDC. The rhyme scheme of the poem is determined by the pattern of end rhymes in each line. In this case, the first and second lines end with words that rhyme (A), the third and fourth lines end with words that rhyme (B), the fifth and sixth lines end with words that rhyme (C), and the seventh and eighth lines end with words that rhyme (D). Therefore, the correct answer is ABBCDDC.

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  • 5. 

    Where now the many white men hurry about like ants. This is an example of:

    • A.

      Assonance

    • B.

      Alliteration

    • C.

      Simile

    • D.

      Metaphor

    Correct Answer
    C. Simile
    Explanation
    The correct answer is simile because the phrase "like ants" is comparing the actions of the white men to the behavior of ants. A simile uses "like" or "as" to make a comparison between two things that are not alike. In this case, the comparison is highlighting the busy and frantic movement of the white men, similar to how ants move quickly and industriously.

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  • 6. 

    We are the corroboree and the bora ground. This is an example of:

    • A.

      Alliteration

    • B.

      Assonance

    • C.

      Simile

    • D.

      Metaphor

    Correct Answer
    D. Metaphor
    Explanation
    The statement "We are the corroboree and the bora ground" is a metaphor because it compares "we" (presumably a group of people) to the corroboree and the bora ground. The corroboree and the bora ground are significant ceremonial and cultural sites for Aboriginal Australians, so by comparing themselves to these sites, the speaker is emphasizing the importance and significance of their own group.

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  • 7. 

    The ghostly galleons grab greedily. This is an example of:

    • A.

      Alliteration

    • B.

      Assonance

    • C.

      Simile

    • D.

      Metaphor

    Correct Answer
    A. Alliteration
    Explanation
    The given phrase "ghostly galleons grab greedily" is an example of alliteration because it repeats the initial consonant sound "g" in the words "ghostly," "galleons," and "grab." Alliteration is a literary device that adds emphasis, rhythm, and musicality to a phrase or sentence by repeating the same sound or letter at the beginning of closely connected words.

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  • 8. 

    Fear knocked on the door is an example of:

    • A.

      Onomatopoeia

    • B.

      Symbolism

    • C.

      Personification

    • D.

      Hyperbole

    Correct Answer
    C. Personification
    Explanation
    "Fear knocked on the door" is an example of personification because it gives human qualities to the abstract concept of fear by suggesting that fear is capable of physically knocking on a door. Personification is a literary device that attributes human characteristics or actions to non-human entities, and in this case, fear is being personified as a living being that can interact with the physical world.

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  • 9. 

    Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. This extract is an example of:

    • A.

      Symbolism

    • B.

      Paradox

    • C.

      Personification

    • D.

      Onomatopoeia

    Correct Answer
    C. Personification
    Explanation
    The provided extract is an example of personification.
    Personification is a figure of speech in which non-human objects or abstract concepts are given human characteristics or qualities. In this extract, "Old age should burn and rave at close of day" personifies old age by suggesting that it should exhibit human-like qualities of burning and raging against the coming of night or death.

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  • 10. 

    Examples of onomatopoeia include:

    • A.

      He ran like the wind.

    • B.

      The hose is a green snake on the lawn.

    • C.

      The bottle fizzed then popped.

    • D.

      Wild horses wouldn't drag me away.

    Correct Answer
    C. The bottle fizzed then popped.
    Explanation
    The given sentence "The bottle fizzed then popped" is an example of onomatopoeia because it uses words that imitate the sound of an action or object. In this case, the word "fizzed" imitates the sound of bubbles or carbonation, and "popped" imitates the sound of a bottle cap being opened or a balloon bursting. Onomatopoeia is a literary device used to create vivid imagery and engage the reader's senses by using words that mimic sounds.

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  • 11. 

    Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. What is this extract symbolizing?

    Correct Answer
    death
    Explanation
    The given extract from the poem "Do not go gentle into that good night" by Dylan Thomas symbolizes the concept of death. The speaker urges the reader to fight against the inevitability of death and to resist its approach. The use of strong language like "burn," "rave," and "rage" emphasizes the intensity and urgency of the speaker's plea to not surrender easily to death. The repetition of the phrase "do not go gentle into that good night" further reinforces the theme of resisting death and embracing life's final moments.

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  • 12. 

    A paradox is a statement that, although it seems to contradict itself, actually conveys a truth. For example, "one must be cruel..." Finish off this paradox.

    Correct Answer
    to be kind
    Explanation
    The paradoxical statement "one must be cruel to be kind" suggests that sometimes, in order to help someone or do what is ultimately best for them, it may be necessary to act in a way that appears harsh or unkind initially. This paradox highlights the complex nature of kindness and the idea that it may involve making difficult decisions or taking tough actions for the greater good.

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  • 13. 

    We are the quiet daybreak paling the dark lagoon. Identify the literary device. 

    Correct Answer
    metaphor , Metaphor, imagery, Imagery
    Explanation
    The literary device used in the given phrase "quiet daybreak paling the dark lagoon" is imagery. Imagery involves using vivid and descriptive language to create sensory experiences for the reader, in this case, portraying the visual transformation of a dark lagoon into dawn.

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  • 14. 

    I have seen corroboree, Where that factory belches smoke, Here where they have a memorial park One time, our lubras dug for yams; Is this extract written in first, second, or third person?

    Correct Answer
    first, first person, 1st, 1st person
    Explanation
    The extract is written in the first person. This can be determined by the use of personal pronouns such as "I" and "our." The speaker is describing their own experiences and observations, indicating that they are the one narrating the story.

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  • 15. 

    His eyes were hollows of madness, his hair like moldy hay. What two poetic techniques are used in this sentence?

    Correct Answer
    metaphor and simile, simile and metaphor, metaphor simile, simile metaphor
    Explanation
    The correct answer is metaphor and simile. In this sentence, the phrase "his eyes were hollows of madness" is a metaphor, as it compares his eyes to hollows of madness, emphasizing their intense and disturbed appearance. Additionally, the phrase "his hair like moldy hay" is a simile, as it uses the word "like" to compare his hair to moldy hay, highlighting its unkempt and unattractive nature.

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