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Practice - Poetry - 02

Greetings future poetry pros! Ready to dive into the wonderful world of rhyme, rhythm, and robust language? This quiz will guide you on a journey through ten questions, picking up on the techniques and skills you'll need to analyse and explore poetry. Brace yourself for a fantastic voyage through stanzas, lines and metaphors! Let’s find out how much you really know about poetry. Enjoy the ride!
1.
Which word is an example of onomatopoeia?
Running
Smile
Buzz
Sky
'Buzz' is an example of onomatopoeia. Onomatopoeia is a word that imitates or suggests the source of the sound that it describes.
2.
What is the term for a group of lines in a poem?
Paragraph
Sentence
Stanza
Words
A group of lines in a poem is called a stanza, similar to how a group of sentences in prose would be a paragraph.
3.
What is alliteration in poetry?
A comparison using 'like' or 'as'
The repetition of the same consonant sounds at the start of words
A seasonal reference
The ending of a word rhymes with the ending of another word
Alliteration is the repetition of the same consonant sounds at the beginnings of words that are close together. For example, 'Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.'
4.
Which of the following would be a rhyme for 'lazy'?
Maisy
Daisy
Crazy
All of the above
Some words are easy to find rhymes for. Others less so.
5.
What does personification do in a poem?
It gives human traits to non-human or inanimate objects
It creates humor
It establishes the poem’s setting
It creates suspense
Personification gives human traits, feelings, or actions to non-human or inanimate objects, helping make the description more vivid or relatable.
6.
What is a simile in poetry?
A comparison using 'like' or 'as'
An exaggerated statement
A seasonal reference
A comparison that doesn't use 'like' or 'as'
A simile is a figure of speech that compares two things by using the words 'like' or 'as'. Think 'As brave as a lion' or 'Slept like a log'.
7.
What musical device is used to add a musical element to the poem?
Imagery
Rhyme
Metaphor
Personification
Rhyme is the musical device used to add a musical element to the poem. This device repeats similar sounds in two or more words.
8.
What is a metaphor in poetry?
A comparison using 'like' or 'as'
An exaggerated statement
A seasonal reference
A comparison that doesn't use 'like' or 'as'
A metaphor is a figure of speech that compares two things without using the words 'like' or 'as'. This makes it different from a simile which does use 'like' or 'as'. An example of a metaphor is 'Life is a rollercoaster'.
9.
What is the rhyme scheme of a limerick?
ABABA
ABABC
AABBA
ABBAB
The rhyme scheme of a limerick is AABBA, with the first, second, and fifth lines rhyming and being longer, and the third and fourth being shorter and sharing a different rhyme.
10.
What are the lines in a poem called?
Algorithms
Verses
Chimes
Graphs
In poetry, lines are called verses. These lines grouped together in a poem are also often referred to as 'stanzas'.
Author:  Graeme Haw

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