Poetry Terms

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Poetry Quizzes & Trivia

Answer the following questions regarding our unit on National Poetry Month.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The repetition of sounds, usually consonants, at the beginning of words is called:
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Alliteration

    • C. 

      Epic

    • D. 

      Haiku

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    A song or poem that tells a story is called a(n):
    • A. 

      Haiku

    • B. 

      Epic

    • C. 

      Sonnet

    • D. 

      Ballad

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    A long narrative poem centered on the actions of a heroic figure is called a(n):
    • A. 

      Sonnet

    • B. 

      Ballad

    • C. 

      Free Verse

    • D. 

      Epic

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    A lyric poem of 14 lines written in iambic pentameter and following strict patterns of stanza division and rhyme is called a(n):
    • A. 

      Ballad

    • B. 

      Sonnet

    • C. 

      Epic

    • D. 

      Metaphor

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    A group of lines that forms a unit within a poem is called a(n):
    • A. 

      Stanza

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Similie

    • D. 

      Epic

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    A literary device in which sounds, words, phrases, lines, or stanzas are repeated for emphasis in a poem or other literary work is called:
    • A. 

      Alliteration

    • B. 

      Assonance

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Epic

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    Poetry that tells a story is called:
    • A. 

      Epic

    • B. 

      Haiku

    • C. 

      Narrative poetry

    • D. 

      Free Verse

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    A major form of Japanese poetry, written in 17 syllables divided into 3 lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables is called a(n):
    • A. 

      Ballad

    • B. 

      Haiku

    • C. 

      Narrative poetry

    • D. 

      Epic

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    Poetry that has no fixed pattern of meter, rhyme, line length, or stanza arrangement is called:
    • A. 

      Narrative poetry

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Figurative language

    • D. 

      Free verse

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    A rhythm pattern with 5 units (feet), each of which has an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable, is called:
    • A. 

      Alliteration

    • B. 

      Iambic pentameter

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Haiku

    • E. 

      None of the above