Poems And Poetic Devices Quiz

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Students will identify forms of poems and poetic devices.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Words that sound like the objects or actions they refer to:

    • A.

      Onomatopoeia

    • B.

      Assonance

    • C.

      Alliteration

    • D.

      Rhyme

    • E.

      End rhyme

    Correct Answer
    A. Onomatopoeia
    Explanation
    Onomatopoeia refers to words that imitate or suggest the sound of the object or action they represent. This means that the sound of the word itself is similar to the sound it is describing. Examples of onomatopoeic words include "buzz," "hiss," and "boom." Therefore, the correct answer is Onomatopoeia.

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  • 2. 

    A pattern of rhyme:

    • A.

      Alliteration

    • B.

      Connection

    • C.

      Rhyme scheme

    • D.

      Concrete

    • E.

      Haiku

    Correct Answer
    C. Rhyme scheme
    Explanation
    The given words are all related to different aspects of poetry. "Rhyme scheme" specifically refers to the pattern of rhymes in a poem, indicating the arrangement of rhyming words at the end of each line. The other words, such as alliteration, connection, concrete, and haiku, are also techniques or forms used in poetry but do not directly pertain to the pattern of rhymes. Therefore, "rhyme scheme" is the correct answer because it is the only term that specifically relates to the given topic.

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  • 3. 

    Repetition of words with teh same beginning sounds:

    • A.

      Onomatopoeia

    • B.

      Alliteration

    • C.

      Simile

    • D.

      Metaphor

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Alliteration
    Explanation
    Alliteration is the correct answer because it refers to the repetition of the same sounds or letters at the beginning of words in a sentence or phrase. In the given options, onomatopoeia refers to words that imitate sounds, simile compares two things using "like" or "as," and metaphor compares two things without using "like" or "as." Therefore, alliteration is the only option that specifically relates to the repetition of words with the same beginning sounds.

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  • 4. 

    The beat created by the sounds of the words in a poem:

    • A.

      Beat

    • B.

      Noise

    • C.

      Rhythm

    • D.

      A & b

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Rhythm
    Explanation
    The term "rhythm" refers to the pattern or flow of sounds in a poem. It is the beat created by the arrangement of stressed and unstressed syllables, as well as the overall musicality and cadence of the words. "Beat" and "noise" do not specifically capture the concept of the organized pattern of sounds in a poem, while option "a & b" is incorrect as it includes "beat" which is not a suitable answer. Therefore, "rhythm" is the correct answer as it encompasses the idea of the beat created by the sounds of the words in a poem.

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  • 5. 

    An animal given human-like qualities or an object given life-like qualities:

    • A.

      Personification

    • B.

      Simile

    • C.

      Metaphor

    • D.

      Jazz

    • E.

      Rhythm

    Correct Answer
    A. Personification
    Explanation
    Personification is the correct answer because it refers to the act of attributing human characteristics or qualities to non-human entities, such as animals or objects. This literary device is commonly used to make the description more vivid and relatable to the reader. It helps create a deeper connection between the reader and the subject being personified, enhancing the overall imagery and impact of the writing.

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  • 6. 

    A direct comparison of two unlike things:

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Sonnet

    • C.

      Meter

    • D.

      Personification

    • E.

      Metaphor

    Correct Answer
    E. Metaphor
    Explanation
    A metaphor is a figure of speech that directly compares two unlike things by stating that one thing is another. It does not use "like" or "as" to make the comparison, unlike a simile. In a metaphor, the comparison is implied and often used to create a vivid or imaginative description. Sonnet, meter, and personification are not directly related to comparing two unlike things, so they are not the correct answer in this context.

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  • 7. 

    A comparison of two things using "like, as than," or "resembles:"

    • A.

      Rhyme scheme

    • B.

      Onomatopoeia

    • C.

      Gesturing

    • D.

      Simile

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Simile
    Explanation
    A simile is a figure of speech that compares two things using the words "like," "as," "than," or "resembles." It is a literary device used to make a comparison between two unrelated things to enhance the reader's understanding or create a vivid image. The other options, such as rhyme scheme, onomatopoeia, and gesturing, do not involve comparing two things in the same way as a simile does. Therefore, the correct answer is simile.

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  • 8. 

    Narrative Poems:

    Correct Answer
    poem that tells a story
    Explanation
    The given answer is a concise and accurate explanation of what a narrative poem is. A narrative poem is a type of poem that tells a story, often with a beginning, middle, and end. Unlike other types of poems that focus on emotions or descriptions, narrative poems have a plot and characters, similar to a short story. This answer effectively captures the essence of a narrative poem without any unnecessary information.

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  • 9. 

    Sonnet:

    Correct Answer
    14 line poem
    Explanation
    A sonnet is a specific type of poem that consists of 14 lines. This form of poetry has been popularized by poets like William Shakespeare and follows a specific rhyme scheme and structure. The answer "14 line poem" accurately describes the defining characteristic of a sonnet, which is its length of 14 lines.

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  • 10. 

    Cinquain:

    Correct Answer
    2,4,6,8,2
    Explanation
    A cinquain is a type of poetry that consists of five lines and follows a specific syllable pattern. In this case, the syllable pattern is 2,4,6,8,2. This means that the first line has 2 syllables, the second line has 4 syllables, the third line has 6 syllables, the fourth line has 8 syllables, and the fifth line has 2 syllables. The answer provided, 2,4,6,8,2, accurately represents the syllable pattern of a cinquain.

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  • 11. 

    Haiku:

    Correct Answer
    5, 7, 5
    Explanation
    The answer "5, 7, 5" is a representation of the syllable structure in a traditional form of Japanese poetry called Haiku. Haiku consists of three lines with a syllable pattern of 5, 7, and 5 respectively. This structure allows for a concise and focused expression of a moment or observation, often related to nature. By adhering to this syllable pattern, the poet is challenged to convey their message within a limited framework, which can result in a sense of simplicity and depth in the poem.

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  • 12. 

    Concrete:

    Correct Answer
    words are arranged to create a picture
  • 13. 

    Lyric:

    Correct Answer
    short poem, often musical
    Explanation
    The given answer, "short poem, often musical," accurately describes a lyric. A lyric is a form of poetry that is typically short in length and is often set to music. It expresses personal emotions, thoughts, or feelings and is commonly found in songs. The answer captures the essence of a lyric by highlighting its brevity, musicality, and connection to poetry.

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