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Practice - Poetry - 01

Welcome to our magical journey through the enchanting lands of poetry. This quiz will test your knowledge about different poetic forms and poetic devices. It's not a test of memory, but a test of understanding and analysis. Let's discover together the rhythm, rhymes, metaphors and more in the world of poems. Quill and parchment ready, young poet? Let's dive in!
1.
What is Personification?
Giving non-human things or ideas human characteristics.
Repeating a line or phrase for emphasis.
A comparison using 'like' or 'as'.
Use of words that mimic their sound.
Personification is a figure of speech where human qualities are given to animals, objects or ideas.
2.
What is a Limerick?
A five-line humorous poem with an AABBA rhyme scheme.
A three-line poem consisting of 17 syllables.
A 14-line poem written in iambic pentameter.
A long poem that tells a story.
A Limerick is a funny five-line poem with a distinctive rhythm. The first, second and fifth lines are longer than the third and fourth and follow an AABBA rhyme scheme.
3.
What is Free Verse?
A poem that must rhyme.
A poem that follows a specific syllable count.
A poem that does not follow rules of rhyme, meter or fixed line length.
A poem that uses metaphors and similes.
Free Verse is a type of poetry that does not adhere to a particular form, rhyme scheme or meter, allowing the poet to freely express their thoughts and feelings.
4.
What is a metaphor?
A comparison using 'like' or 'as'.
Repetition of the same sounds.
A description that directly equates one thing to another.
Exaggeration for dramatic effect.
A metaphor is a literary device that directly compares one thing to another for literary effect, for example 'a wave of terror'.
5.
What is the role of 'Rhyme Scheme' in a poem?
Determines the length of the poem.
Provides a predictable pattern of rhyming lines in a poem.
Sets the mood of the poem.
Describes the main theme of the poem.
Rhyme Scheme refers to a poem's pattern of end rhymes. The rhyme scheme is traditionally marked by assigning a letter of the alphabet to each rhyming sound at the end of a line.
6.
What is onomatopoeia?
Using direct speech in writing.
Repeating a line or phrase for emphasis.
Words that mimic a sound.
Repetition of the same sounds.
Onomatopoeia is a type of word that sounds like the thing it is describing. 'Squelch' is one example.
7.
What is a simile?
A comparison using 'like' or 'as'.
A description that directly equates one thing to another.
Repetition of the same sounds.
Exaggeration for dramatic effect.
A simile is a figure of speech that compares two different things using the words 'like' or 'as' as a comparison tool. For example, 'as cunning as a fox'.
8.
What is a poem with fourteen lines called?
Haiku
Limerick
Sonnet
Ode
A Sonnet is typically a poem with fourteen lines with varying rhyme schemes based on its style.
9.
What does alliteration refer to?
Giving human traits to non-human objects.
Repetition of the same letter or sound at the start of adjacent words.
Use of words that mimic their meaning in sound.
Repeating a line or phrase for emphasis.
Alliteration is the repetition of the same consonant sound at the start of words close together in a sentence or a line.
10.
What is the main purpose of using poetic devices in a poem?
To evoke imagery.
To create rhyme and rhythm.
To convey complex meanings and emotions.
All of the above.
Poetic devices are used to convey complex meanings and emotions, enhance the reader's experience, create rhythm and musicality in the lines, and evoke imagery.
Author:  Graeme Haw

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