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Practice - Poetry - 09

Hello, young poets! Put your literary hats on and dive right into this exciting quiz. If you’ve been reading, writing and admiring poetry, this quiz is a chance to test your knowledge. It's all about exploring and understanding different forms of poetry and literary devices. So, let's see if you can rhyme your way through these 10 questions!
1.
What is the 'Rhyme Scheme'?
Instruments used in a poem
A funny poem
Patterns of rhymes in a poem
A sad poem
The rhyme scheme or pattern of a poem is determined by the placement of end sounds or rhymes. It's a way of structuring a poem to create a certain effect, like AABB (where the first and second line rhyme, as do the third and fourth).
2.
Which of these is onomatopoeia?
Pop
Sizzle
Screech
All of the above
Onomatopoeia is a word that phonetically mimics or resembles the sound of the thing it describes, like 'sizzle', 'buzz', 'pop', and so forth.
3.
Which of these is a simile?
As vast as the ocean
He has an ocean of knowledge
Five feral foxes
Chirp
A simile is a figure of speech that compares two different things in a poetic way using 'like' or 'as'. For instance, 'She is as fierce as a lion'.
4.
Which of these is a personification?
Rainclouds filled the sky
The sky was dark
It looked as though it might rain
The sky threatened rain
Personification is a figurative language technique where human traits or feelings are given to things or ideas. For example, 'The stars danced in the sky'.
5.
What type of poem is 5 lines long and usually humorous?
Limerick
Ballad
Acrostic
Quatrain
A Limerick is a kind of a witty, humorous, or nonsense poem with five-lines.
6.
Which of these is a metaphor?
The city centre is a maze
It's easy to get lost in the city centre
The city centre is like a maze
The city centre is badly designed
A metaphor is a figure of speech that creates a comparison between two unlike things without using 'like' or 'as'. Example: 'Life is a roller-coaster'
7.
What type of poem doesn’t usually rhyme and shows the poet’s feelings?
Sonnet
Free-verse
Nursery Rhyme
Limerick
'Free-verse' is a type of poetry that is free from limitations of regular metre or rhythm and does not rhyme with fixed forms. It often beautifully encapsulates the poet’s feelings or observations.
8.
What is an epic poem?
A five-lines long poem
A very long poem which tells a story
A funny poem
A 14-line poem
An epic poem is a lengthy, grand, narrative poem about a significant event often featuring a hero. Epics are typically passed culturally or generationally, like 'The Odyssey'.
9.
Which of these is an alliteration?
Where wise wizards once walked
Daring deeds deemed duly deserving
King Kevin came creeping
All of the above
Alliteration is a literary device that repeats a speech sound in a sequence of words with close proximity. Example: 'Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers'. Remember, it's the SOUND - not necessarily the LETTER.
10.
Which of these is a type of poem?
Horror
Fiction
Sonnet
Non-fiction
A Sonnet is traditionally a fourteen-line poem with a specific rhyming scheme. It's very popular in classical English poetry.
Author:  Graeme Haw

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