Poetry Pre-test 6th Grade Poetry Terms And Application From Textbook Poems

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Poetry Pre-test 6th Grade Poetry Terms And Application From Textbook Poems

See how much you know about POETRY before we begin the unit! You will need your TEXTBOOK ---turn to page 666-667…. Some of the questions will come directly from the 2 poems "Rain Sizes, and "Rain in Ohio" on these pages. For the following statements, tell which poetic device is being used or if definition is given, tell which poetic device fits the definition:


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The moon was smiling at the nighttime ice skaters.
    • A. 

      Hypberbole

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Allusion

    • D. 

      Personification

  • 2. 
    A comparison between two things that does not use 'like' or 'as'
    • A. 

      Hyperbole

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Personification

  • 3. 
    A repetition of a consonant sound at the  beginning of two or more words 
    • A. 

      Assonance

    • B. 

      Consonants

    • C. 

      Alliteration

    • D. 

      Repeating

  • 4. 
    Vivid description of things seen, heard,  smelled, touched, or tasted   or in other words ----when a poet or author uses WORDS TO CREATE A PICTURE in the reader's mind:
    • A. 

      Assonance

    • B. 

      Imagery

    • C. 

      Allusion

    • D. 

      Senses

  • 5. 
    A word that sounds like what it means 
    • A. 

      Rhyming

    • B. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • C. 

      Persion

    • D. 

      Alliteration

  • 6. 
    This statement, “Warm winds whipped through the   willows"  is an example of:
    • A. 

      Assonance

    • B. 

      Alliteration

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Rhythm

  • 7. 
    This statement, “Nature’s first green is gold,  Her hardest hue to hold.”   In this line of poetry ---the words 'gold' and 'hold'  together on the line is an example of:
    • A. 

      Alliteration

    • B. 

      Personification

    • C. 

      Hyperbole

    • D. 

      Rhyme

  • 8. 
    “My mom will murder me if I use all of  her cell phone minutes again!” is an example of:
    • A. 

      Alliteration

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Hyperbole

  • 9. 
    "Her book landed in the puddle with a  plop,”  is an example of....
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Onomatoepia

    • C. 

      Assonance

    • D. 

      Hyperbole

  • 10. 
    "She ran like the wind," is an example of....
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Personification

    • D. 

      Alliteration

  • 11. 
    An object that represents something else....is....
    • A. 

      Symbol

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Analogy

    • D. 

      Paradox

  • 12. 
    How many lines make up a couplet?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 13. 
    Read the following poem, and answer the question below. (the next few questions will use this poem and it will be pasted on each!! The West WindIt’s a warm wind, the west wind, full of birds’ cries;I never hear the west wind but tears are in my eyes.For it comes from the west lands, the old brown hills,And April’s in the west wind, and daffodils.It’s a fine land, the west land, for hearts as tired as mine;Apple orchards blossom there, and the airs’ like wine.There is cool green grass there where men may lie at rest;And the thrushes are in song there, fluting from their nest…WHAT IS THE RHYME SCHEME OF THE POEM?
    • A. 

      Aabbaacc

    • B. 

      Aabbccdd

    • C. 

      Abcdefgh

    • D. 

      Aabbabcd

  • 14. 
    The West Wind It’s a warm wind, the west wind, full of birds’ cries; I never hear the west wind but tears are in my eyes. For it comes from the west lands, the old brown hills, And April’s in the west wind, and daffodils. It’s a fine land, the west land, for hearts as tired as mine; Apple orchards blossom there, and the airs’ like wine. There is cool green grass there where men may lie at rest; And the thrushes are in song there, fluting from their nest… In the first line, what is the literary device in the words “warm wind, the west wind”
    • A. 

      Rhythm

    • B. 

      Alliteration

    • C. 

      Assonance

    • D. 

      Rhyme

  • 15. 
    The West Wind   It’s a warm wind, the west wind, full of birds’ cries; I never hear the west wind but tears are in my eyes. For it comes from the west lands, the old brown hills, And April’s in the west wind, and daffodils. It’s a fine land, the west land, for hearts as tired as mine; Apple orchards blossom there, and the airs’ like wine.      (6) There is cool green grass there where men may lie at rest; And the thrushes are in song there, fluting from their nest… Line 6 has a comparison _____________is being compared to _________________..
    • A. 

      Song to a nest

    • B. 

      Air to wine

    • C. 

      Air to song

    • D. 

      Blossoms to air

  • 16. 
    The West Wind It’s a warm wind, the west wind, full of birds’ cries;I never hear the west wind but tears are in my eyes. For it comes from the west lands, the old brown hills, And April’s in the west wind, and daffodils. It’s a fine land, the west land, for hearts as tired as mine; Apple orchards blossom there, and the airs’ like wine. There is cool green grass there where men may lie at rest; And the thrushes are in song there, fluting from their nest… What type of comparison is being shown in line 6 of the poem?
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Analogy

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Personification

  • 17. 
    Poetry that has no form nor rhythm/rhyme is considered which type of poetry?
    • A. 

      Haiku

    • B. 

      Limerick

    • C. 

      Free verse

    • D. 

      Narrative poetry

  • 18. 
    _______________is a type of Japanese poetry that has 3 lines and is usually about nature.
    • A. 

      Limerick

    • B. 

      Free verse

    • C. 

      Narrative

    • D. 

      Haiku

  • 19. 
    A ________________ is a line (or lines) that is (are) repeated at the end of stanzas  in poetry and music.
    • A. 

      Rhythm

    • B. 

      Stanza

    • C. 

      Refrain

    • D. 

      Injection

  • 20. 
    Which kind of poetry tells a story with a plot, character(s), and setting?
    • A. 

      Limerick

    • B. 

      Narrative

    • C. 

      Concrete

    • D. 

      Stanza

  • 21. 
    This kind of poetry forms the shape of its subject.....
    • A. 

      Diamante

    • B. 

      Concrete

    • C. 

      Narrative

    • D. 

      Limerick

  • 22. 
    _________________ are humorous poems of five lines. They have definite rhythm and a rhyme scheme of aabba.
    • A. 

      Haiku

    • B. 

      Concrete

    • C. 

      Diamante

    • D. 

      Limerick

  • 23. 
    A group of lines in a poem similar to that of a paragraph; the way the poem is dividied
    • A. 

      Refrain

    • B. 

      Stanza

    • C. 

      Alliteration

    • D. 

      Simile

  • 24. 
    Metaphors, similes, onomatopoeia, and personification are all examples of what?
    • A. 

      Technology

    • B. 

      Literary

    • C. 

      Figurative language

    • D. 

      Language that's confusing

  • 25. 
    The way a line in a poem has stressed and unstressed words
    • A. 

      Repetition

    • B. 

      Rhyme scheme

    • C. 

      Rhythm

    • D. 

      Rhyme

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