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Practice - Poetry - 06

Welcome to this exciting journey into the world of poetry! In this quiz, we will explore various poetic language features and elements to further enhance your understanding of poetry. It's time to put on your thinking caps, embrace the beauty of words and let your creativity flow. Are you ready to dig deep and have some fun with poetry? Let's go!
1.
What does a poet use to help the reader 'see' the poem?
Rhyme
Dialogue
Imagery
Suspense
Imagery in a poem refers to the use of descriptive language to create a vivid mental picture or physical sensation for the reader.
2.
Which of these is a simile?
As limp as a lettuce
As strong as an ox
As thin as a rake
All of the above
A simile is a figure of speech that directly compares two different things by using the words 'like' or 'as'.
3.
Which of these is an example of personification?
Her hair was dark like the midnight sky
The sun smiled down at us
He is as brave as a lion
The delicious cake was gone in minutes
Personification is a figure of speech that gives human characteristics to non-human things. Hence, 'The sun smiled down at us' is an example of personification.
4.
How many lines does a Haiku have?
1
2
3
4
A Haiku is a traditional form of Japanese poetry that consists of three lines. The first and third lines have 5 syllables, and the second line has 7 syllables.
5.
What is imagery in poetry?
The use of quotes
The use of vivid and descriptive language to create an image in the reader's mind
The author's biography
The difference between two types of poetry
Imagery in poetry is the use of words and phrases that create a vivid sensory experience for the reader. It typically involves appeals to the senses of sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste.
6.
Which of these is a metaphor?
He runs like a cheetah
She's a work of art
He walks like a snail
He's a sharp as a knife
A metaphor is a figure of speech that directly compares two different things, by saying that one thing is another. The other three examples are similes.
7.
What is the rhyming scheme of a couplet?
ab
aa
abcd
abba
In a couplet there are only two lines. These share a rhyming pattern. Hence, the rhyming scheme of a couplet is 'aa'.
8.
What is a stanza in a poem?
The title of the poem
A group of lines forming one of the divisions of a poem
The use of humorous word play
A type of rhythm in poetry
A stanza in a poem is similar to a paragraph in prose. It is a group of lines forming the basic recurring metrical unit in a poem.
9.
Which of the following is an example of onomatopoeia?
Creep
Quiet
Loud
Boom
Onomatopoeia is a word which sounds like what it means. 'Boom' is an example of onomatopoeia because it sounds like a loud noise.
10.
Which of these is alliteration?
Sing a song of sixpence
She sells sea shells on the sea shore
Big, bad, brown bear
All of the above
Alliteration refers to the repetition of the same sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words in a sentence or phrase.
Author:  Graeme Haw

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