Poetry Pre Test Quiz!

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Poetry Pre Test Quiz!

Poetry is one of the ways in which people use to portray their emotions and message to the intended readers or listeners. 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.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Alliteration is:
    • A. 

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

    • B. 

      The repetition of a vowel sound in two or more words.

    • C. 

      An obvious exaggeration made for effect.

    • D. 

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 4. 
    • A. 

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

    • B. 

      AABBCCD

    • C. 

      ABCDEFG

    • D. 

      ABBCDDC

  • 5. 
    Where now the many white men hurry about like ants. This is an example of:
    • A. 

      Assonance

    • B. 

      Alliteration

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Metaphor

  • 6. 
    We are the corroboree and the bora ground. This is an example of:
    • A. 

      Alliteration

    • B. 

      Assonance

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Metaphor

  • 7. 
    The ghostly galleons grab greedily This is an example of:
    • A. 

      Alliteration

    • B. 

      Assonance

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Metaphor

  • 8. 
    Fear knocked on the door.is an example of:
    • A. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • B. 

      Symbolism

    • C. 

      Personification

    • D. 

      Hyperbole

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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 symbolising?
  • 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.
  • 13. 
  • 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?
  • 15.