Poetry Vocabulary

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Poetry Vocabulary

Poetry is somewhat of a lost art in contemporary literature, as few tend to put pen to paper anymore in an effort to convey emotion. That said, it remains an excellent source for literary vocabulary. Do you know any?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    ________________  is a summary in ones own words
    • A. 

      Paraphrase

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Hyperbole

    • D. 

      Metaphor

  • 2. 
    ___________ is a deafening silence.
    • A. 

      Hyperbole

    • B. 

      Imagery

    • C. 

      Oxymoron

    • D. 

      Metaphor

  • 3. 
    ________________ is a word that sounds like the word describes the word when acted out (ZIP, BANG, BOOM)
    • A. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • B. 

      Tone

    • C. 

      Gym socks

    • D. 

      Free verse

  • 4. 
    _______ is the attitude of the writer towards the subject of a work.
    • A. 

      Allegory

    • B. 

      Slant Rhyme

    • C. 

      Tone

    • D. 

      Alliteration

  • 5. 
    ________ is a use of language to evoke a picture or concrete sensation
    • A. 

      Cheese Burgers

    • B. 

      Oxymoron

    • C. 

      Imagery

    • D. 

      Who Cares?

  • 6. 
    ________________ is a rhyme that is not exact.
    • A. 

      End Rhyme

    • B. 

      Slant Rhyme

    • C. 

      Free Verse

    • D. 

      Internal Rhyme

  • 7. 
    A ______________ uses a figure of speech that compares something without like or as.
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Diction

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    ______________ is the repetition of the same or similar final consonant sounds on accented syllables or in important words
    • A. 

      Free Verse

    • B. 

      Poetry

    • C. 

      Allusion

    • D. 

      Meter

  • 9. 
    __________ is a reference to something/someone known from history
    • A. 

      Social Studies Class

    • B. 

      George Washington

    • C. 

      The bush in my front yard

    • D. 

      Allusion

  • 10. 
    ______________ is a comparison to two things USING like or as.
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Similar

    • C. 

      Compare

    • D. 

      Semi Colon

  • 11. 
    _____________ is a tongue twister (Sally sells sea shells by the sea shore)
    • A. 

      Alliteration

    • B. 

      Exercises with your tongue

    • C. 

      Paraphrase

    • D. 

      Hyperbole

  • 12. 
    ___________ is a pattern of stressed/unstressed syllables in poetry.
    • A. 

      Meter

    • B. 

      Meter stick

    • C. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • D. 

      Allusion

  • 13. 
    ________ is a speaker/writers choice of words
    • A. 

      Diction

    • B. 

      Dictionary

    • C. 

      Dictionary.com

    • D. 

      Saying whatever he wants to say

  • 14. 
    ___________ is a story/poem in which characters, settings and events stand for people, events, or abstract ideas.
    • A. 

      Allegory

    • B. 

      George W. Bush

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      I don't know

  • 15. 
    _________ is a Japanese type of poetry.
    • A. 

      Rice

    • B. 

      Haiku

    • C. 

      Noodles

    • D. 

      Japan

  • 16. 
    _________ is poetry that doesn't conform to a regular meter or rhyme scheme.
    • A. 

      Meter

    • B. 

      Diction

    • C. 

      Consonance

    • D. 

      Assonance

  • 17. 
    ________________________ is a type of rhyme that is about details.
    • A. 

      Internal Rhyme

    • B. 

      Assonance

    • C. 

      Oxymoron

    • D. 

      Free Verse