'forest Delight' By Belinda Stotler - Do You Know The Literary Devices

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forest Delight By Belinda Stotler - Do You Know The Literary Devices - Quiz

Want to learn more about literary devices? Literary devices are essential tools that a poet uses to create rhythm, enhance a poem's meaning, or intensify a mood or feeling. A poem usually comprises of: structural, grammatical, rhythmic, and many other types of devices. Understand Literary Devices in this quiz in the poem "Forest Delight" by Belinda Stotler


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What literary device is this? Nature's melodic sounds are sure to enthrall.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    • D.

      Onomatopoeia

    Correct Answer
    C. Personification
    Explanation
    The correct answer is personification because the sentence attributes human qualities (being able to enthrall) to nature's melodic sounds. This literary device gives human characteristics to non-human entities, in this case, the sounds of nature.

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  • 2. 

    Which device is used in this line? Or the rain's resonating rhythm through leaves.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    • D.

      Onomatopoeia

    • E.

      Alliteration

    Correct Answer
    E. Alliteration
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Alliteration because the phrase "rain's resonating rhythm through leaves" contains the repetition of the "r" sound, creating a musical effect. Alliteration is the literary device that involves the repetition of initial consonant sounds in neighboring words or stressed syllables.

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  • 3. 

    The ideas in bold in this portion of the fourth stanza uses metaphor,  true or false? Thoughts become gentle among natural sights, While our spirits entwine with forest delights, Enticing us to hear life's natural gifts of mirth, Inviting us to see the wondrous beauty of Earth,

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The ideas in bold in this portion of the fourth stanza use metaphor because they compare thoughts becoming gentle to the experience of being entwined with forest delights and they compare hearing life's natural gifts of mirth to the act of being invited to see the wondrous beauty of Earth.

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  • 4. 

    Read this portion of the poem below: Leaves fluttering on a gentle breeze, Within the forest of whispering trees, Makes sunlight gracefully dance there, Upon the ground and everywhere. Which lines DID NOT use personification?

    • A.

      1&4

    • B.

      2&3

    Correct Answer
    A. 1&4
    Explanation
    Lines 1 and 4 did not use personification because they describe leaves fluttering on a gentle breeze and sunlight gracefully dancing, which are natural phenomena and do not possess human qualities or actions.

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  • 5. 

    Read the portion of this poem below: Dappling streams with sparkling light, Catching the colors of birds in flight, Giving flowers a lovely surreal glow, Rousing our spirits with nature's show. The use of the "Dappling streams is indicating which device throughout this portion?

    • A.

      Personification

    • B.

      Onomatopoeia

    • C.

      Metaphor

    • D.

      Simile

    • E.

      Alliteration

    Correct Answer
    A. Personification
    Explanation
    The use of the phrase "Dappling streams" suggests personification because it gives human-like qualities to the streams by describing them as actively participating in an action, which is dappling. Personification is a literary device in which non-human objects or ideas are given human characteristics or qualities. In this case, the streams are portrayed as having the ability to dappling, which is a human action.

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  • 6. 

    Nightfall gives the forest a mysterious allure indicates the use of ...

    • A.

      Personification

    • B.

      Alliteration

    • C.

      Metaphor

    • D.

      Simile

    Correct Answer
    A. Personification
    Explanation
    The given statement, "Nightfall gives the forest a mysterious allure," suggests that the nightfall is being attributed with the ability to give the forest a mysterious quality. This is an example of personification, as it is giving human-like qualities (the ability to give allure) to a non-human entity (nightfall).

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  • 7. 

    Read stanza 1 Leaves fluttering on a gentle breeze, Within the forest of whispering trees, Makes sunlight gracefully dance there, Upon the ground and everywhere. Dappling streams with sparkling light, Catching the colors of birds in flight, Giving flowers a lovely surreal glow, Rousing our spirits with nature's show. Which sentence says clearly what this stanza is about?  

    • A.

      As the forest trees move the leaves shake

    • B.

      The area is lit with sunlight everywhere.

    • C.

      The reflection of birds and the beauty of flowers can be seen in a stream.

    • D.

      Observers are captivated by the setting of moving trees and birds in the sunlight and the stream.

    Correct Answer
    D. Observers are captivated by the setting of moving trees and birds in the sunlight and the stream.
    Explanation
    The stanza describes how observers are captivated by the setting of moving trees and birds in the sunlight and the stream. It mentions how leaves flutter on a gentle breeze, sunlight dances upon the ground and everywhere, streams are dappled with sparkling light, and flowers have a lovely surreal glow. All of these elements come together to create a nature's show that rouses the spirits of the observers.

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  • 8. 

    Please read this stanza below: Nature's melodic sounds are sure to enthrall, As life's songs peal within a forest cathedral. Nature adds the wind's timbre with a breeze, Or the rain's resonating rhythm through leaves. Merging with rippling sounds of forest streams, All serenading restless minds into daydreams That comforts those who seek refuge there. If only they'll listen while in the forest's care. Why does nature's  sound enthrall? * enthrall - captivate the attention of observers or fascinates many

    • A.

      It is life's songs peal.

    • B.

      It serenades restless minds into daydreams.

    • C.

      It comforts those who seek refuge there.

    • D.

      It forces many to listen as they care for the forest.

    Correct Answer
    C. It comforts those who seek refuge there.
    Explanation
    Nature's sound enthralls because it comforts those who seek refuge in it. The stanza describes how nature's melodic sounds, such as the wind's timbre, the rain's rhythm, and the rippling sounds of forest streams, merge together to create a serene and peaceful environment. This environment acts as a refuge for restless minds, captivating their attention and allowing them to daydream. Therefore, the comfort provided by nature's sounds is the reason why it enthralls those who seek refuge in it.

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  • 9. 

    This poem uses the theme of Nature and it's beauty.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This poem explores the theme of nature and its beauty. The poet likely describes different aspects of nature, such as landscapes, animals, or natural phenomena, to convey the idea of its beauty. The use of vivid imagery and descriptive language may help create a sense of awe and appreciation for the natural world. By focusing on nature, the poem may highlight its ability to inspire and uplift the human spirit. Overall, the theme of nature and its beauty is central to the poem's message and meaning.

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  • 10. 

    A _____ is a literary device that directly compares two things, using words like "as", "so", "like", "than" etc.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Alliteration

    • D.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    A. Simile
    Explanation
    A simile is a literary device that directly compares two things using words like "as", "so", "like", "than", etc. Similes are used to create vivid imagery and make comparisons more explicit. Unlike metaphors, similes use explicit comparative words to establish the connection between the two things being compared. They help the reader to better understand and visualize the comparison being made.

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