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Practice - Poetry - 07

Welcome to this fun and interactive quiz all about poetry! This is designed to challenge your understanding of poetry and its elements. Don't fret — it's not as hard as it sounds. Remember, poetry is a way to express our feelings in a beautiful and artistic manner. Ready to test your poetry prowess? Let's get started!
1.
What is alliteration in poetry?
A comparison without using 'like' or 'as'
A type of rhythm in poetry
A word that sounds like what it means
The repetition of the same initial consonant sound in a series of words
Alliteration is when you use words that have the same sound at the start, like 'Stellar students studying statistics.'
2.
Which of these is a simile?
She was as graceful as a swan
She danced
She span around the ballroom
She was a goddess on the dancefloor
A simile in poetry compares two different things by using 'like' or 'as'. For example, 'as brave as a lion', 'crazy like a fox'.
3.
What is rhyme in poetry?
A type of punctuation
When words at the ends of lines have the same sound
A comparison using 'like' or 'as'
A word that sounds like what it means
Rhyme in poetry refers to the matching similarity of sounds at the end of lines of a poem. For example, 'fat' and 'cat'.
4.
Which is more likely to be a funny poem?
A Sonnet
A Limerick
A Haiku
A Ballad
A limerick is a humorous poem consisting of five lines. The first, second, and fifth lines must have seven to ten syllables while rhyming and having the same verbal rhythm.
5.
What are stanzas in a poem?
Words that rhyme
Any single line in a poem
A group of lines in a poem considered as a unit
The rhythm or beat of the poem
Stanzas are the paragraphs of a poem. Each poem can have multiple stanzas and each stanzas can have multiple lines.
6.
Which of these is personification?
The clouds were as dark as the night
The dark clouds frowned down on me
The clouds were a mountain in the sky
The clouds were black
Personification is when animals, objects, or ideas are given human qualities or actions. For example, 'The stars danced in the night sky'.
7.
What is rhythm in poetry?
Words that rhyme in a poem
The beat or pace of the poem
A comparison using 'like' or 'as'
When the poem tells a story
Rhythm in poetry is a pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in lines of a poem. It's the beat or flow of the poem.
8.
What is imagery in poetry?
When the poet writes in a different language
When the poet creates pictures in the reader's mind
When the poem has a rhythm or beat
When the poem is about pictures or images
Imagery is the name given to the elements in a poem that spark off the senses. It's all about creating rich pictures in the reader's mind.
9.
What is an acrostic poem?
A poem without rhyme
A poem where certain letters in each line spell out a word or phrase
A poem that tells a story
A poem that is sung
An acrostic poem is a type of poetry where the first, last or certain 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.
10.
Which of these is a metaphor?
The river curved like a ribbon
The wayward river
The river was a snake curling over the landscape
The river bent
A metaphor in poetry is a comparison that is made directly, without using 'like' or 'as'. For example, 'The snow is a white blanket'.
Author:  Graeme Haw

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