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Practice - Poetry - 10

Welcome, young wordsmiths, to our fantastic poetry exploration quiz! This quiz will whisk you up into a whirlwind of words, where you'll dance through different types of poems and pirouette with poetic devices. So, pull on your thinking caps and let's dive into the wonderful world of poetry!
1.
How many lines are in a quatrain?
8
6
4
2
A quatrain is a four-line poem. It can be a complete poem by itself or can be a stanza in a larger poem.
2.
What is the term for a two-line stanza in poetry?
Couplet
Quatrain
Octave
Sestet
A couplet is a pair of lines in a poem. They usually rhyme and have the same metre.
3.
What is a Limerick?
A five-line poem, traditionally humorous, with a metre of AABBA.
A three-line poem with syllable count of 5-7-5.
A fourteen-line poem with a specific rhyme scheme.
A two-line poem usually expressing deep emotions.
A Limerick is a humorous or nonsensical verse of five lines, with a rhythm of AABBA.
4.
What is a Haiku?
A three-line poem with a 5-7-5 syllable count.
A fourteen-line poem with a specific rhyme scheme.
A four-line poem with a AABB rhyme scheme.
A poem without any form or rhyme scheme.
A Haiku is a traditional form of Japanese poetry. It has three lines, with syllables distributed in a 5-7-5 pattern.
5.
What is an acrostic poem?
A poem that tells a story
A poem where the first letters of each line spell out a word or phrase
A poem without rhyme
A poem that describes feelings
An acrostic poem is composed in a way that if you read out the very first letters of each line, they would spell out a special word or a phrase.
6.
What is metaphor in poetry?
Repeating the same consonant sounds at the beginning of words.
Saying one thing IS another thing.
Comparing two things using 'like' or 'as.'
Giving human characteristics to non-human objects.
A metaphor is a poetic device that directly compares two different things. Like, 'He is a giant.'
7.
What is a sonnet?
A poem of fourteen lines using a specific rhyme scheme.
A three-line poem with a 5-7-5 syllable count
A five-line poem with a 2-4-6-8-2 syllable count.
A poem composed of four-line stanzas.
A sonnet is a fourteen-line poem with a specific rhyme scheme and usually written in iambic pentameter.
8.
Which of these is alliteration?
The ripe, red raspberries
The prickly pears painted by Phillip
Goodness, gracious! Golden gnomes!
Timothy took those things
Alliteration is a poetic device where the first consonant sounds within a line of poetry, such as 'Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers', are repeated.
9.
What is personification?
A poet’s unique perspective or feelings
The deeply hidden meaning in a poem
The repetition of initial consonant sounds
Giving human qualities to non-human objects
Personification is a poetic device where human characteristics are given to non-human objects. Like, 'The moon grinned in the sky.'
10.
What is rhythm in poetry?
The emotion conveyed by the poem.
The pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line.
The message of the poem.
The theme of the poem.
Rhythm in poetry is created through a pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables. It's like the beat in music.
Author:  Graeme Haw

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