Poetry Quizzes & Trivia

Do you know how the term platonic love originated? What kind of relationship did Plato have with Socrates? If you are a student preparing for an upcoming exam or a poetry lover, find answers to these questions and many more with our online poetry quizzes.
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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...

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    Alliteration is:

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?

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: 3488   |  Last updated: Jan 16, 2019
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    -- a repetition of similar vowel sounds in words close together

This Exam will test your basic knowledge of poetry concepts.

Questions: 20  |  Attempts: 5105   |  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.

There are some elements that lead to a poem being so enticing to the reader or writer. These elements include a rhyme scheme, meter, and word sounds. Over the past week, we have covered these elements in detail and how to...

Questions: 9  |  Attempts: 3240   |  Last updated: Feb 22, 2019
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    A segment of a poem that is divided into groups of lines is called a:

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Poetry Questions & Answers

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 correct answer to this question is B. 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
What literary element is the following extract an example of? Do not go gentle into that good night,Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
The following extract is an example of Symbolism. In poetry, symbolism is something that can be used to represent something else. The symbols in poetry are used to enhance the overall feel or the beauty of the written piece. Furthermore, symbols also
What is it? The voice telling the poem; a poem may have more than one speaker; the speaker and the poet are not necessarily the same.
The correct answer to this question is C, Speaker. It is easy to assume that the writer of the poem is automatically the speaker due to the shortened nature of the literary work. However, that is not always the case. Sometimes, a poem can have a spea