10th Grade Poetry Terms And Types

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10th Grade Quizzes & Trivia

This is a review of 10th grade poetry terms and types.


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  • 1. 
    A tanka is best described as
    • A. 

      A three-line poem with lines of seven, five, and seven syllables

    • B. 

      A five-line poem with five syllables in the first and third lines and seven in the others

    • C. 

      A poem of five to nine lines in which each line has five syllables

    • D. 

      A seven-line poem in which lines of five syllables alternate with lines of seven syllables

  • 2. 
    What is the main purpose of a narrative poem?
    • A. 

      To describe a setting

    • B. 

      To convey character

    • C. 

      To express feelings

    • D. 

      To tell a story

  • 3. 
    To which of the five senses does the following imagery from “Mowing” appeal? My long scythe whispered and left the hay to make.
    • A. 

      Sight and hearing

    • B. 

      Sight and touch

    • C. 

      Hearing and touch

    • D. 

      Hearing and smell

  • 4. 
    To which senses does the following imagery from “The Fish” appeal? and a fine black thread / still crimped from the strain and snap
    • A. 

      Sight, touch, hearing

    • B. 

      Sight, hearing, taste

    • C. 

      Hearing, touch, smell

    • D. 

      Hearing, taste, sight

  • 5. 
    Which of these phrases from “The Weary Blues” shows an example of alliteration?
    • A. 

      “Down on Lenox Avenue”

    • B. 

      “Swaying to and fro”

    • C. 

      “that poor piano”

    • D. 

      “a deep song voice”

  • 6. 
    What sound device is shown by the italicized words in this passage from “The Kraken”? Far, far beneath in the abysmal sea, / His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep
    • A. 

      Consonance

    • B. 

      Assonance

    • C. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • D. 

      Alliteration

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is the best definition of an epic poem?
    • A. 

      A poem that tells a story using a character's thoughts

    • B. 

      A long narrative poem about gods or heroes

    • C. 

      A songlike narrative with stanzas and a refrain

    • D. 

      A poem that expresses the feelings of a single speaker

  • 8. 
    Imagery is created through the use of
    • A. 

      Rhythm and rhyme.

    • B. 

      Sensory language.

    • C. 

      Narration

    • D. 

      Ound devices.

  • 9. 
    Poems in free verse are characterized by
    • A. 

      No rhyme or set pattern of rhythm.

    • B. 

      Three lines of five, seven, and five syllables.

    • C. 

      Fourteen lines with formal patterns of rhyme and rhythm.

    • D. 

      Ive lines of five, seven, five, seven, and seven syllables.

  • 10. 
    What kind of figurative language is used in these lines? The skies shared our sorrow / And wept a cold rain.
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Personification

    • C. 

      Simile using like

    • D. 

      Simile using as

  • 11. 
    A lyric poem
    • A. 

      Often tells about a real person.

    • B. 

      Always has a regular rhythm.

    • C. 

      Never includes metaphors.

    • D. 

      Expresses a speaker's feelings.

  • 12. 
    Which of the following terms name a sound device? I imagery II assonance III consonance IV alliteration
    • A. 

      I, II, and III

    • B. 

      II, III,and IV

    • C. 

      I, II and IV

    • D. 

      I, III, and IV

  • 13. 
    Which of the following is the best definition of a simile?
    • A. 

      An ordered pattern of rhythm

    • B. 

      A comparison using the word like or as

    • C. 

      A description that appeals to one of the five senses

    • D. 

      A comparison that gives human traits to a nonhuman thing

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is the best definition of meter?
    • A. 

      An ordered pattern of rhythm

    • B. 

      A songlike narrative with short stanzas

    • C. 

      The repetition of vowel sounds in nearby words

    • D. 

      A comparison that speaks of one thing in terms of another

  • 15. 
    What sound device is most evident in the following line? The clack of computer keys kept crossing my mind.
    • A. 

      Assonance

    • B. 

      Alliteration

    • C. 

      Consonance

    • D. 

      Rhyme

  • 16. 
    Which of these terms names a sound device?
    • A. 

      Epic

    • B. 

      Free verse

    • C. 

      Consonance

    • D. 

      Metaphor

  • 17. 
    What kind of figurative language do these lines from “The Poetic Interpretation of the Twist” express? The twist is … / … the foundation of a bridge / That has made way for a housing project.
    • A. 

      A simile using like

    • B. 

      Personification

    • C. 

      A metaphor

    • D. 

      A simile using as

  • 18. 
    What kind of figurative language does this line from “The Empty Dance Shoes” contain? An empty pair of dance shoes / Is a lot like the answer to this question.
    • A. 

      A metaphor

    • B. 

      A simile using like

    • C. 

      Personification

    • D. 

      A simile using as

  • 19. 
    Which of these lines from “The Poetic Interpretation of the Twist” contains a metaphor?
    • A. 

      “Here's a guy who must understand what the twist was all about.”

    • B. 

      “Let's not forget the pool hall and the barbershop.”

    • C. 

      “I must not slight the ragweed, / The true rose of the street.”

    • D. 

      “My head hurts. / I am tired of remembering.”

  • 20. 
    Which of these statements about epics is most accurate?
    • A. 

      They are cautionary tales.

    • B. 

      They explain natural phenomena.

    • C. 

      The heroes are usually tricksters.

    • D. 

      They are extended narrative poems.

  • 21. 
    Which of the following characteristics belong to the sonnet form?
    • A. 

      14 lines, regular rhythm and rhyme

    • B. 

      5 lines, strict syllable count

    • C. 

      19 lines, six stanzas

    • D. 

      16 lines, no pattern of rhythm or rhyme