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  • 1. 

    A term meaning two consecutive lines of poetry that rhyme.

    • A.

      Quatrain

    • B.

      Couplet

    • C.

      Sestet

    • D.

      Sonnet

    Correct Answer
    B. Couplet
    Explanation
    A couplet is a term meaning two consecutive lines of poetry that rhyme. In a couplet, the two lines usually have the same meter and often express a complete thought or idea. This poetic device is commonly used in various forms of poetry, including sonnets and other traditional forms. The rhyme scheme of a couplet is often represented as AA, indicating that both lines rhyme with each other.

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  • 2. 

    This poem form is made up of an octave and a sestet.

    • A.

      Petrarchan sonnet

    • B.

      Free Verse

    • C.

      Shakespearean sonnet

    • D.

      Poetry

    Correct Answer
    A. Petrarchan sonnet
    Explanation
    A Petrarchan sonnet is a poem form that consists of an octave (eight lines) followed by a sestet (six lines). This structure is a defining characteristic of Petrarchan sonnets, which were popularized by the Italian poet Petrarch. The octave typically presents a problem or situation, while the sestet offers a resolution or conclusion. This form allows for a clear division of thought and often explores themes of love, beauty, and nature. Free verse, on the other hand, does not have a specific structure or rhyme scheme, while a Shakespearean sonnet consists of three quatrains and a final couplet. Therefore, the correct answer is Petrarchan sonnet.

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  • 3. 

    William Shakespear was

    • A.

      Considered the greatest writer in the English language.

    • B.

      Born in an English town called Stratford-on-Avon

    • C.

      The author Romeo and Juliet

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above" because all three statements are true. William Shakespeare was indeed considered the greatest writer in the English language, he was born in Stratford-on-Avon, and he is the author of Romeo and Juliet.

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  • 4. 

    This type of sonnet is made up of three quatrains and one couplet.

    • A.

      Petrarchan sonnet

    • B.

      Free Verse

    • C.

      Shakespearean sonnet

    • D.

      Poetry

    Correct Answer
    C. Shakespearean sonnet
    Explanation
    A Shakespearean sonnet is a type of sonnet that consists of three quatrains (four-line stanzas) and one couplet (two-line stanza). This structure is distinct to Shakespearean sonnets and sets them apart from other types of sonnets, such as Petrarchan sonnets which have an octave and a sestet. The rhyme scheme of a Shakespearean sonnet is typically ABAB CDCD EFEF GG, with each quatrain having its own set of rhyming lines and the couplet serving as a conclusion or resolution to the poem.

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  • 5. 

    "The rushing of the sea-tides of the soul" is an example of alliteration.

    Correct Answer
    True, False
    Explanation
    The statement "The rushing of the sea-tides of the soul" is an example of alliteration because it contains the repetition of the "s" sound in "rushing" and "soul." Alliteration refers to the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of nearby words, creating a rhythmic and melodic effect.

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  • 6. 

    A traditional Shakespearean sonnet consists of 14 lines written in __________.

    Correct Answer
    iambic pentameter
    Explanation
    A traditional Shakespearean sonnet is composed of 14 lines written in iambic pentameter. This means each line typically has 10 syllables, with the stress falling on every second syllable (da-DUM da-DUM da-DUM da-DUM da-DUM). Shakespearean sonnets also follow a specific rhyme scheme (ABABCDCDEFEFGG) and often explore themes of love, beauty, politics, and mortality.

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  • 7. 

    A stanza is a group of lines forming a unit in a poem.

    Correct Answer
    True, False
    Explanation
    A stanza is a group of lines forming a unit in a poem. This statement is true because stanzas are used in poetry to organize and structure the lines. They are separated by line breaks and often have a specific rhyme scheme or rhythm. Stanzas help to convey meaning, emphasize certain ideas, and create a flow within the poem. However, it is also false because not all poems use stanzas. Some poems, such as free verse, do not have a specific structure or use stanzas.

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  • 8. 

    "So, till the judgment that yourself arise, You live in this, and dwell in lovers' eyes" is the last lines in "Sonnet 55." How do these final lines summarize the overall meaning of the entire poem? 

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