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Poetry is an art form unlike any other. It’s a manner in which we express our emotions through words in a harmonic fashion, telling a story in a beautiful way that does more than simply saying things outright would. There...

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    Which of the following is an example of alliteration?

Poetry is one of the ways in which people use to portray their emotions and message to the intended readers or listeners. Are you new students taking up poetry, but you do not know which type of poetry speaks most about you as a...

Questions: 15  |  Attempts: 12848   |  Last updated: Aug 24, 2020
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    Alliteration is:

This Exam will test your basic knowledge of poetry concepts.

Questions: 20  |  Attempts: 6664   |  Last updated: Feb 20, 2019
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    What is the feeling that a poem creates for the reader? It can be positive or negative.

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 4373   |  Last updated: Feb 20, 2019
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    Which poet and critic coined the term “metaphysical poet”?

For this quiz, again you should fill the name box with your class period first, then your last name first, a comma, and your first name.  For instance, if my name were John Doe, and I had English 3rd period, I'd type,...

Questions: 32  |  Attempts: 4942   |  Last updated: Oct 15, 2020
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    -- a repetition of similar vowel sounds in words close together

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Poetry Questions & Answers

What two poetic techniques are used in this sentence? His eyes were hollows of madness, his hair like mouldy hay.
The correct answers to this question are metaphor and similie. Metaphors and similies are two figures of speech. Using metaphors and similies allow the writing to be more interesting to the user. These figures of speech are popular in poetry. They d
Which of the following is an example of onomatopoeia?
To be honest, this questions confuse me a bit as lazy lizards lounge cannot be considered as an onomatopoeia as lizards do not make that kind of a sound whereas whispers, slaps and smacks are the typical sounds that you might hear and should be consi
What is rhyme in poetry?
The use of words with the same vowel and consonant. In a poem, rhymes occur at the end of the line. An example is a popular nursery rhyme that children are growing up learning. It says roses are red; violets are blue. Sugar is sweet, and so are you.
What is a description word that compares one thing to another called?
The correct answer to this question is Metaphor. This description word is also a figure of speech. Instead of using words at face value, the words are used to compare things. The purpose of a metaphor is to paint a picture to the reader. An exa
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