Poetry Pre-test

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Definition Quizzes & Trivia

See how much you know about POETRY before we begin the unit! 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
    • A. 

      Assonance

    • B. 

      Imagery

    • C. 

      Allusion

    • D. 

      Senses

  • 5. 
    The repetition of the ending sounds of  words 
    • A. 

      Assonance

    • B. 

      Repetition

    • C. 

      Rhyming

    • D. 

      Rhyme scheme

  • 6. 
    A word that sounds like what it means 
    • A. 

      Rhyming

    • B. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • C. 

      Persion

    • D. 

      Alliteration

  • 7. 
    This statement, “Warm winds whipped through the   willows"  is an example of:
    • A. 

      Assonance

    • B. 

      Alliteration

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Rhythm

  • 8. 
    This statement, “Nature’s first green is gold,  Her hardest hue to hold.”  is an example of:
    • A. 

      Alliteration

    • B. 

      Personification

    • C. 

      Hyperbole

    • D. 

      Rhyme

  • 9. 
    “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

  • 10. 
    “ His heart pounded – a drum in his  chest.”   is an example of.........
    • A. 

      Hyperbole

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Alliteration

  • 11. 
    "Her book landed in the puddle with a  plop,”  is an example of....
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Onomatoepia

    • C. 

      Assonance

    • D. 

      Hyperbole

  • 12. 
    "She ran like the wind," is an example of....
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Personification

    • D. 

      Alliteration

  • 13. 
    “Shadows – hold their breath” is an example of....
    • A. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Personification

    • D. 

      Alliteration

  • 14. 
    “The sweet perfume of the rose filled the air and the gloriously pink blossoms filled the room with gorgeous beauty,” is an example of...
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Imagery

    • C. 

      Personification

    • D. 

      Assonance

  • 15. 
    A seeming contradiction (that may actually be true).
    • A. 

      Alliteration

    • B. 

      Paradox

    • C. 

      Verbal irony

    • D. 

      Analogy

  • 16. 
    The recurrence of words and phrases for effect is.....
    • A. 

      Paradox

    • B. 

      Repetition

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Analogy

  • 17. 
    An object that represents something else....is....
    • A. 

      Symbol

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Analogy

    • D. 

      Paradox

  • 18. 
    How many lines make up a couplet?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 19. 
    How many lines make up a quatrain?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      14

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      5

  • 20. 
    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 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 IS THE RHYME SCHEME OF THE POEM?
    • A. 

      Aabbaacc

    • B. 

      Aabbccdd

    • C. 

      Abcdefgh

    • D. 

      Aabbabcd

  • 21. 
    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

  • 22. 
    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… When you are reading the above poem, what would you say that each 2 lines illustrate and example of???
    • A. 

      Rhythm

    • B. 

      Hyperbole

    • C. 

      Rhyme

    • D. 

      Personification

  • 23. 
    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… This poem is written in....
    • A. 

      Quatrains

    • B. 

      Stanzas

    • C. 

      Cinquains

    • D. 

      Couplet

  • 24. 
    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

  • 25. 
    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

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