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Practice - Poetry - 05

Hello, Poetry Pioneers! Connoisseur of verses and rhymes, are you ready to dive deep into the fascinating world of poetry? This fun quiz will test your knowledge about different elements of poetry, so brace yourself and let's see how much you've managed to grasp! Remember, it's not about winning or losing, it's about learning and having fun!
Which of these is a simile?
The moon shone like a diamond
The moon was a diamond in the sky
The moon was bright
The moon lit the night
Similes are a figure of speech that compare two unlike things using 'like' or 'as' to create a vivid image for the reader. Option B is a metaphor.
What is ‘Personification’ in poetry?
Exaggerated claims or statements not meant to be taken literally
Giving human qualities to non-human things
Comparing two unlike things using 'like' or 'as'
Repetition of initial consonant sounds in two or more neighbouring words or syllables
Personification refers to the practice of attributing human characteristics to inanimate objects or abstract notions.
What is a 'Ballad' in poetry?
A poem that tells a story, often of folklore or legend
An extremely short, humorous and clever poem
A 17-syllable verse comprehensive of three metrical units
A poem without rhyme, but with a definite rhythm
Ballad is a narrative poem that tells a story, often dealing with folklore or legends. It follows a specific rhyme and rhythm.
What is a 'Limerick' in poetry?
A serious and less structured type of poetry
A 14-line poem written in iambic pentameter
A five-line poem with a specific rhythm and rhyme pattern
A poem without any sort of rhyme or rhythm
Limerick is a funny, often nonsensical poem that consists of five lines with a specific rhythm and rhyme scheme (AABBA).
Which of these words is onomatopoeia?
All of the above
Onomatopoeia refers to words that phonetically imitate the sound they denote. Like 'buzz' for a bee, 'hiss' for a snake, etc.
Which of these is a type of poetry?
Haiku is a traditional form of Japanese poetry consisting of three lines. The first and last lines have 5 syllables while the middle line has 7 syllables.
What is an ‘Acrostic Poem’?
A poem that tells a story
A poem where certain letters spell out a word or phrase
A poem without structure or form
A poem about nature
An acrostic poem is a poem where certain letters, often the first letter of each line forms a word or phrase when read vertically.
Which of these is alliteration?
Twinkle, twinkle little star
Mary had a little lamb
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall
Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled pepper
'Alliteration' is when the same consonant sound begins each word or stressed syllables in a line of poetry.
Which of these is a type of poetry?
Short story
Science fiction
A sonnet is a 14-line poem that follows a specific rhyme scheme and structure. It is known for its elegant and often reflective themes.
What does 'Rhyme' in poetry refer to?
Exaggerated statements not meant to be taken literally
The repetition of sounds at the ends of words
Giving human characteristics to non-human objects
The repetition of the same sounds or of the same kinds of sounds at the beginning of words.
Rhyme refers to the similar sounding pattern occurring at the end of two or more lines in poems.
Author:  Graeme Haw

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