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

      Rhyme

    • B. 

      Assonance

    • C. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • D. 

      Internal rhyme

  • 9. 
    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

  • 10. 
    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

  • 11. 
    "He was a snake in the grass" is an example of....
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Hyperbole

    • D. 

      Allusion

  • 12. 
    "Her eyes shown like diamonds".....example of...
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Hyperbole

    • D. 

      Allusion

  • 13. 
    What is a strong definition of the term STYLE in regard to poetry and literature?  What are some examples of it?
    • A. 

      The tone and mood of a piece of writing can cause the style to be negative or positive.

    • B. 

      The way someone dresses and thinks/feels --fancy and plain are examples

    • C. 

      The tone and style are basically intertwined in a piece of writing, POSITIVE and NEGATIVE are types one can expect

    • D. 

      Describes the ways that the author uses words — the author's word choice, sentence structure, figurative language, and sentence arrangement all work together to establish mood, images, and meaning in the text. Some examples are: SIMPLE, COMPLEX, etc

  • 14. 
    A poem that tells a story is called a.....
    • A. 

      Quatrain

    • B. 

      Limerick

    • C. 

      Narrative poem

    • D. 

      Free verse

  • 15. 
    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

  • 16. 
    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

  • 17. 
    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

  • 18. 
    The repetition of vowel sounds witin the same line of a poem.
    • A. 

      Assonance

    • B. 

      Extended Metaphor

    • C. 

      Imagery

    • D. 

      Meter

  • 19. 
    What is a strong definition for the literary term MOOD?
    • A. 

      The tone of the poem

    • B. 

      The atmosphere or feelings the author creates for the reader

    • C. 

      Hopeful or sad, etc.

    • D. 

      Giving the central idea or theme of a poem

  • 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. 
    What is a couplet?
    • A. 

      Two lines in a poem that have the same rhythm

    • B. 

      Two poems that are very similar in regards to style and theme

    • C. 

      Two lines in a poem that rhyme and make a unit

    • D. 

      Two lines in a poem that form a meter

  • 22. 
    What does the term SYMBOL mean in literature?
    • A. 

      When you give a sign

    • B. 

      Symbolism

    • C. 

      A person, place, object, or action that stands for something BEYOND itself.

    • D. 

      A response that gives reason for the theme of a poem

  • 23. 
    What does SPEAKER of a poem mean?
    • A. 

      The person reading the poem

    • B. 

      The author

    • C. 

      The person giving a speech about a poem and its theme

    • D. 

      The voice - or narrator - that talks to the reader in a poem (does not have to be the author)

  • 24. 
    City Autumn By Joseph Moncure March The air breathes frost. A thin wind beats Old dust and papers down gray streets And blows brown leaves with curled‐up edges At frightened sparrows on window ledges. A snowflake falls like an errant feather: A vagabond draws his cloak together, And an old man totters past with a cane Wondering if he’ll see spring again. In the above poem, we - as a class - discussed that the poem was written in ______________. 
    • A. 

      Stanzas

    • B. 

      Couplets

    • C. 

      Figurative language

    • D. 

      Meters

  • 25. 
    A person or object that represents (or stands for) another object and/or idea.
    • A. 

      Imagery

    • B. 

      Symbol

    • C. 

      Internal Rhyme

    • D. 

      Couplet