Essential Poetry Terms To Know! Trivia Questions Quiz

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Essential Poetry Terms To Know! Trivia Questions Quiz

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  • 1. 
    What type of poem is unrhymed and has no structure?
    • A. 

      Elegy

    • B. 

      Free Verse

    • C. 

      Analogy

    • D. 

      Ballad

  • 2. 
    What does the term 'denotation' mean?
    • A. 

      The meaning of a verb

    • B. 

      The feeling a word gives you when you hear it

    • C. 

      The literal or dictionary meaning of a word

    • D. 

      The way an adverb attaches itself to the meaning of the verb

  • 3. 
    The following is an example of which type of figurative language? "Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers"
    • A. 

      Consonance

    • B. 

      Alliteration

    • C. 

      Asssonance

    • D. 

      Metaphor

  • 4. 
    An allusion is....
    • A. 

      One piece of poetry (or other literary work) makes reference to another piece of literature, character, or famous situation within the poem...

    • B. 

      A poem in which the characters or descriptions convey a hidden symbolic or moral message.

    • C. 

      Something which can't be seen

    • D. 

      The concluding section of a poem

  • 5. 
    Imagery is.......
    • A. 

      Pictures created by artists

    • B. 

      Pictures created in a reader's mind by authors purely by the author's words

    • C. 

      Flowers, and birds, and stuff like that

    • D. 

      Hope

  • 6. 
    "I was so hungry that I ate the entire house".....is an example of which type of figurative language?
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Consonance

    • D. 

      Hyperbole

  • 7. 
    The author of the new novel stated, "We're not in Kansas anymore"....as he pointed out that his character was like Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz"......this would be an example of which literary term?
    • A. 

      Analogy

    • B. 

      Imagery

    • C. 

      Siutational irony

    • D. 

      Allusion

  • 8. 
    What is the rhyme scheme of the following poem (from "Life" by Emily Dickinson) Glee! The great storm is over! Four have recovered the land; Forty gone down together Into the boiling sand.
    • A. 

      Abcc

    • B. 

      Abcb

    • C. 

      Abaa

    • D. 

      Abbc

  • 9. 
    "He was a snake in the grass" is an example of....
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Hyperbole

    • D. 

      Allusion

  • 10. 
    "Her eyes shown like diamonds".....example of...
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Hyperbole

    • D. 

      Allusion

  • 11. 
    Connotation means....
    • A. 

      The dictionary meaning of a word

    • B. 

      The feeling you get from a word

    • C. 

      The ending of a word

    • D. 

      The word itself

  • 12. 
    The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words within the same line of a poem.
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Allusion

    • C. 

      Alliteration

    • D. 

      Rhyme

  • 13. 
    The repetition of vowel sounds witin the same line of a poem.
    • A. 

      Assonance

    • B. 

      Extended Metaphor

    • C. 

      Imagery

    • D. 

      Meter

  • 14. 
    A person or object that represents (or stands for) another object and/or idea.
    • A. 

      Imagery

    • B. 

      Symbol

    • C. 

      Internal Rhyme

    • D. 

      Couplet

  • 15. 
    Driftwood   by Paul McCormick I found it washed up on the shore, Bleached and stained by sea and sun. I wondered where it had grown before, And how its life had come undone. The ebb and flow have worn it smooth And graceful like a swan's curved neck.  This ancient branch tossed to the dunes, Cast here like some strange shipwreck. In the above poem ---what two things are being compared in stanza 2?
    • A. 

      A dune and a branch

    • B. 

      A swan and a branch

    • C. 

      A dune and a swan

    • D. 

      A shore and a shipwreck

  • 16. 
    The following words:   meow, buzz, boom are all clear examples of which literary term?
    • A. 

      Rhyme

    • B. 

      Assonance

    • C. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • D. 

      Internal rhyme

  • 17. 
    What is a paradox?
    • A. 

      A true statement that seems to contradict itself

    • B. 

      Something that is different from what it seems

    • C. 

      Language that appeals to the senses

    • D. 

      Repetition of accented vowels

  • 18. 
    A poem that tells a story is called a.....
    • A. 

      Quatrain

    • B. 

      Limerick

    • C. 

      Narrative poem

    • D. 

      Free verse

  • 19. 
    In the line, "We fight with all our might,"  the underlined words are an example of.....
    • A. 

      Approximate rhyme

    • B. 

      Internal rhyme

    • C. 

      Rhyme

    • D. 

      Consonance

  • 20. 
    A group of lines in a poem (like a paragraph in prose) that contain the same thematic idea, meter, or rhyme pattern.
    • A. 

      Verbal Irony

    • B. 

      Symbol

    • C. 

      Stanza

    • D. 

      Blank Verse

  • 21. 
    Driftwood   by Paul McCormick I found it washed up on the shore, Bleached and stained by sea and sun. I wondered where it had grown before, And how its life had come undone. The ebb and flow have worn it smooth And graceful like a swan's curved neck.  This ancient branch tossed to the dunes, Cast here like some strange shipwreck. In the above poem ---what is the RHYME SCHEME?
    • A. 

      Abab abab

    • B. 

      Abab cdef

    • C. 

      Abab cdcd

    • D. 

      Abcd efgh

  • 22. 
    Driftwood I found it washed up on the shore, Bleached and stained by sea and sun. I wondered where it had grown before, And how its life had come undone The ebb and flow have worn it smooth And graceful like a swan's curved neck. This ancient branch tossed to the dunes, Cast here like some strange shipwreck. In "Driftwood" which word BEST describes the tone of the poem?    (I have put synonyms beside each word choice ---if you do not know these words, please take a minute and write them down/try to remember what they mean as on the EOG ---they will NOT give you the definition/synonyms of the words in the word choices!!!)
    • A. 

      Solemn (serious) and despondent (sad) --

    • B. 

      Lethargic (sluggish and uncaring)

    • C. 

      Reflective (thinking about something deeply)

    • D. 

      Humorous

  • 23. 
    Driftwood I found it washed up on the shore, Bleached and stained by sea and sun. I wondered where it had grown before, And how its life had come undone The ebb and flow have worn it smooth And graceful like a swan's curved neck. This ancient branch tossed to the dunes, Cast here like some strange sthipwreck. In the above poem, SMOOTH and DUNES are an example of:
    • A. 

      Internal rhyme

    • B. 

      Approximate (or slant) rhyme

    • C. 

      Rhyme scheme

    • D. 

      Hyperbole

  • 24. 
    Wishing by Ella Wheeler Wilcox Do you wish the world were better? Let me tell you what to do. Set a watch upon your actions, Keep them always straight and true. Rid your mind of selfish motives, Let your thoughts be clean and high. You can make a little Eden Of the sphere you occupy. Do you wish the world were wiser? Well, suppose you make a start By accumulating wisdom  In the scrapbook of your heart. Do not waste one page on folly; Live to learn, and learn to live. If you want to give men knowledge You must get it ere you give. Do you wish the world were happy? Then remember day by day Just to scatter seeds of kindness as you pass along the way: For the pleasures of many May be oft times traced to one, As the hand that plants an acorn Shelters armies from the sun. According to the author, how can someone make the world a better place?
    • A. 

      Plant more trees

    • B. 

      Be kind to others

    • C. 

      Join the army

    • D. 

      Becoming smarter

  • 25. 
    Wishing by Ella Wheeler Wilcox Do you wish the world were better? Let me tell you what to do. Set a watch upon your actions, Keep them always straight and true. Rid your mind of selfish motives, Let your thoughts be clean and high. You can make a little Eden Of the sphere you occupy. Do you wish the world were wiser? Well, suppose you make a start By accumulating wisdom  In the scrapbook of your heart. Do not waste one page on folly; Live to learn, and learn to live. If you want to give men knowledge You must get it ere you give. Do you wish the world were happy? Then remember day by day Just to scatter seeds of kindness as you pass along the way: For the pleasures of many May be oft times traced to one, As the hand that plants an acorn Shelters armies from the sun. Which of the following is the BEST summary of STANZA 2?
    • A. 

      The world is a hopeless place and someone can never fix it!

    • B. 

      If you want to teach someone something, you must learn it first!

    • C. 

      Create a scrapbook so that others will be able to see what your life was like

    • D. 

      Knowledge is not important at all in an effort to make the world a better place

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