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Practice - Poetry - 08

Hello there poetry detectives! Ready to embark on a fantastic journey through the world of poetry? We've got 10 intriguing questions lined up for you. They will test your understanding of how poetry works, the meaning behind the words, and how to analyse them. Remember, poetry is about feeling as much as understanding. So, let's dive in and explore the fascinating world of poetry together!
1.
Why do poets use onomatopoeia in poetry?
To create sound effects that match the meaning
To make the poem longer
To create a rhythm or beat
To make it easier to write
Onomatopoeia is used to mimic the sound of the object or action it refers to, adding to the meaning and feel of the poem, like 'buzz,' 'hiss,' or 'crack.'
2.
How many lines are in a Limerick?
3
4
5
6
Limericks have 5 lines Their rhyme scheme is AABBA.
3.
What are the lines in a poem called?
Sentences
Phrases
Verses
Stanzas
Lines in a poem are usually described as verses. Stanzas refer to a group of verses in a poem.
4.
What does a poet use to create a mental picture for the reader?
Rhyme
Rhythm
Imagery
Verses
Poets use imagery to create a mental picture or feeling for the reader.
5.
What is the pattern of rhyming lines in a poem called?
Verse
Simile
Metaphor
Rhyme scheme
The pattern of rhyming lines in a poem is called the rhyme scheme.
6.
Which of these is personification?
The trees whispered
The sound of the trees was like voices whispering
The trees rustled
The trees made noises in the wind
Personification is giving human characteristics to non-human things. For example, 'The sun smiled down on us.'
7.
In the world of poetry, what does 'metaphor' mean?
A sound effect
A rhythm pattern
A comparison stating one thing IS another
A repetition of consonant sounds
A metaphor is a direct comparison stating one thing IS another, e.g., 'The classroom was a zoo.'
8.
What does the term 'rhythm' mean in poetry?
The repetition of vowel sounds
The pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables
The rhyme at the end of lines
The visual layout of the poem
In poetry, rhythm is the pattern of stressed (loud) and unstressed (quiet) syllables.
9.
What is a simile?
A comparison using 'like' or 'as'
A type of rhyme
A sound effect
A repetition of consonant sounds
A simile is a comparison using the words 'like' or 'as'. For example, 'She is as brave as a lion.'
10.
Which of these is alliteration?
Fat cat
Tea time
Take five
Take a break
Alliteration is the repetition of the same consonant sounds at the beginnings of nearby words, like in 'Six slippery snails slid slowly seaward.'
Author:  Graeme Haw

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