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Practice - Poetry - 03

Hello rising poets! Ready to test your understanding of poetry analysis? This quiz will take you on a journey through the world of poetry, challenging your knowledge of literary devices, poetic forms, and interpretation of meaning. Remember, it's not about getting every question right, but about learning and enjoying the process! So, grab your laurel crown and let's begin!
1.
Which of the following is an 'alliteration'?
Black Jack
Quick question
Mellow yellow
Tom Thumb
Alliteration refers to the repetition of initial consonant sounds of words that are close together in a poem.
2.
Which of these are rhymes?
Face and case
Eight and skate
Hair and bear
All of the above
Despite using different spellings all of the pairs rhyme.
3.
Which of the following is a metaphor?
He's as daft as a brush
He's as thin as a rake
He wears his heart on his sleeve
It's as flat as a pancake
A metaphor is a figure of speech that makes a comparison between two things that are basically unlike but have something in common, without using 'like' or 'as'. The other three options are similes.
4.
Which of the following is a simile?
As cool as a cucumber
He is an open book
Heart of gold
The elephant in the room
A simile is a figure of speech that makes an explicit comparison between two things using the words 'like' or 'as'. All the other options are metaphors.
5.
What is the 'rhythm' in a poem?
The pattern of rhyming words at the end of lines.
The repetition of the same sounds at the beginning of words.
The way the poem is structured in stanzas.
The beat or tempo of a poem.
The rhythm of a poem refers to its meter, its beat, or the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables.
6.
What is an 'acrostic' poem?
A poem that tells a story.
A poem that has 14 lines.
A poem where the first letter of each line together spell a word or message.
A poem that has a specific meter, but no rhyme.
An acrostic poem is a type of poetry where the first, last or other letters in a line spell out a particular word or phrase. The most common and simple form of an acrostic poem is where the first letters of each line spell out the word or phrase.
7.
Which is NOT a type of poem?
A Limerick
A Sonnet
A Novel
A Haiku
A Haiku is a form of Japanese poetry that has 3 lines. Sonnets have 14 lines, and Limericks 5.
8.
What does a poet use to create 'imagery' in a poem?
Rhyme and rhythm
Detailed and descriptive language
The number of lines and stanzas
Alliteration and consonance
Imagery is created in a poem through detailed and descriptive language that appeals to the senses and paints a vivid picture in the reader's mind.
9.
Which of these is 'personification'?
The wind bit into my face
As cold as ice
The wind was chilling
The dark, dim day
Personification is a figure of speech where animals, ideas or inanimate objects are given human character, traits, abilities or reactions. Wind doesn't literally bite, but it often feels like it does!
10.
Which term refers to the 'mood' or 'feelings' created in a poem?
Imagery
Simile
Atmosphere
Metaphor
The term 'atmosphere' is used to describe the mood or feelings that the reader gets from the poem.
Author:  Graeme Haw

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