Poetry Terms Quiz

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Poetry Terms Quiz

Match the definition with the correct poetry term.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Involves playing with a word that can have two different meanings.
    • A. 

      Allusion

    • B. 

      Irony

    • C. 

      Punning

  • 2. 
    A contrast or discrepancy between expectation and reality—between what is said and what is really meant, between what is expected to happen and what really does happen, or between what appears to be true, and what is really true.
    • A. 

      Allusion

    • B. 

      Irony

    • C. 

      Punning

  • 3. 
    A reference to a statement, person, place, event, or thing that is known from literature, history, religion, myth, politics, sports, science, or pop culture.
    • A. 

      Allusion

    • B. 

      Irony

    • C. 

      Punning

  • 4. 
    Fitting the sound of words to the sense of the words.
    • A. 

      Imagery

    • B. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • C. 

      Personification

    • D. 

      Repetition

  • 5. 
    The act of saying or doing something again.
    • A. 

      Imagery

    • B. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • C. 

      Personification

    • D. 

      Repetition

  • 6. 
    A figure of speech in which a thing, quality, or idea is talked about as if it were human.
    • A. 

      Imagery

    • B. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • C. 

      Personification

    • D. 

      Repetition

  • 7. 
    Gives poetry forcefulness; creating pictures with words that appeal to one of our senses.
    • A. 

      Imagery

    • B. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • C. 

      Personification

    • D. 

      Repetition

  • 8. 
    A song or poem that tells a story in short verses.
    • A. 

      Ballad

    • B. 

      Lyrics

    • C. 

      Refrain

  • 9. 
    A repeated word, phrase, line, or group of lines.
    • A. 

      Ballad

    • B. 

      Lyrics

    • C. 

      Refrain

  • 10. 
    Poetry that describes the poet’s feelings and thoughts; comparatively short; designed to make one sharp impression on the reader.
    • A. 

      Ballad

    • B. 

      Lyrics

    • C. 

      Refrain

  • 11. 
    All the meanings, associations, or emotions that a word suggests.
    • A. 

      Connotations

    • B. 

      Denotations

    • C. 

      Diction

    • D. 

      Tone

  • 12. 
    The exact or literal meaning of a word; dictionary definition.
    • A. 

      Connotations

    • B. 

      Denotations

    • C. 

      Diction

    • D. 

      Tone

  • 13. 
    The attitude a writer takes toward the audience, a subject, or a character.
    • A. 

      Connotations

    • B. 

      Denotations

    • C. 

      Diction

    • D. 

      Tone

  • 14. 
    A writer or speaker’s choice of words.
    • A. 

      Connotations

    • B. 

      Denotations

    • C. 

      Diction

    • D. 

      Tone

  • 15. 
    Regular pattern of rhymes in a poem.
    • A. 

      Approximate rhyme

    • B. 

      Internal rhyme

    • C. 

      Rhyme scheme

  • 16. 
    Words that do not have exact chiming sounds, but that repeat only some sounds (near rhyme; slant rhyme)
    • A. 

      Approximate rhyme

    • B. 

      Internal rhyme

    • C. 

      Rhyme scheme

  • 17. 
    Rhyme inside a line of poetry.
    • A. 

      Approximate rhyme

    • B. 

      Internal rhyme

    • C. 

      Rhyme scheme

  • 18. 
    A form of expression in which words are used out of their usual meaning to form a sharp picture in the mind.
    • A. 

      Figure of speech

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Poet

    • D. 

      Simile

    • E. 

      Speaker

  • 19. 
    Two dissimilar things are clearly compared by using words such as like, as, than, or resembles.
    • A. 

      Figure of speech

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Poet

    • D. 

      Simile

    • E. 

      Speaker

  • 20. 
    Comparison between two unlike things in which one thing becomes another thing without the use of like, as, than, or resembles.
    • A. 

      Figure of speech

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Poet

    • D. 

      Simile

    • E. 

      Speaker

  • 21. 
    The voice who is talking to us in a poem.
    • A. 

      Figure of speech

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Poet

    • D. 

      Simile

    • E. 

      Speaker

  • 22. 
    The author of a poem.
    • A. 

      Figure of speech

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Poet

    • D. 

      Simile

    • E. 

      Speaker

  • 23. 
    Tells the reader directly that one thing is something else.
    • A. 

      Direct metaphor

    • B. 

      Extended metaphor

    • C. 

      Implied metaphor

    • D. 

      Prose

    • E. 

      Verse

  • 24. 
    A metaphor that is suggested rather than directly stated.
    • A. 

      Direct metaphor

    • B. 

      Extended metaphor

    • C. 

      Implied metaphor

    • D. 

      Prose

    • E. 

      Verse

  • 25. 
    A metaphor that is developed over several lines or even throughout an entire poem.
    • A. 

      Direct metaphor

    • B. 

      Extended metaphor

    • C. 

      Implied metaphor

    • D. 

      Prose

    • E. 

      Verse