Definitions Of Certain Poetry Terms

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Definitions Of Certain Poetry Terms

A quiz on the definitions of certain poetry terms. Good Luck :)


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Representing ideas or feelings that have little or no resemblance to physical things is called ______.
    • A. 

      Abstract

    • B. 

      Allusion

    • C. 

      Fantasy

    • D. 

      Paradox

  • 2. 
    "Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers" is an example of....
    • A. 

      Alliteration

    • B. 

      Assonance

    • C. 

      Cliche

    • D. 

      Parable

  • 3. 
    "Her hair glistened in the rain like a nose hair after a sneeze" is an example of....
    • A. 

      Analogy

    • B. 

      Personification

    • C. 

      Colloquial

    • D. 

      Jargon

  • 4. 
    An anecdote is....
    • A. 

      Short account of some interesting or amusing incident or event

    • B. 

      A word, phrase or clause that is referred to by a pronoun or relative adverb

    • C. 

      A short, simple story used to teach a truth or moral lesson

    • D. 

      The representation of a thing or idea as a person or having human qualities

  • 5. 
    An antecedent action is....
    • A. 

      Short account of some interesting or amusing incident or event

    • B. 

      A word, phrase or clause that is referred to by a pronoun or relative adverb

    • C. 

      A short, simple story used to teach a truth or moral lesson

    • D. 

      The representation of a thing or idea as a person or having human qualities

  • 6. 
    "Hear the lark and harken to the barking of the dark fox gone to ground" is an example of....
    • A. 

      Assonance

    • B. 

      Alliteration

    • C. 

      Hyperbole

    • D. 

      Parallelism

  • 7. 
    Which of these below, best defines a ballad?
    • A. 

      A story in a song, a saga of a past affair (may be heroic etc.)

    • B. 

      Poem that combines the words and the shapes of words to show the theme or moral

    • C. 

      Unrhymed poetry with a meter based on five iambic feet in each line

    • D. 

      A lyric poem full of dignified feeling often addressed to some person or thing

  • 8. 
    A colloquial is used mainly and purposfully in...
    • A. 

      An informal conversation

    • B. 

      Story

    • C. 

      Essay

    • D. 

      Lyric

  • 9. 
    A concrete poem...
    • A. 

      Combines words the make shapes representing the theme or moral

    • B. 

      Doesn't use any rhymes, metre or rhythm

    • C. 

      Expresses a character's thoughts

    • D. 

      Shows a hint or symbol of future events

  • 10. 
    When using a word that has other associations in addition to its basic meaning is called a....
    • A. 

      Connotation

    • B. 

      Denotation

    • C. 

      Hyperbole

    • D. 

      Oxymoron