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Practice - Reading - 02

Hey there, champion readers! How well do you understand poetry? This fun quiz will challenge your knowledge of rhythm, rhymes and all the wonderful ways poets create their magic with words. Are you ready? Off we go...
1.
What is a couplet?
A poem with two lines.
Two lines in a poem that rhyme.
A verse of two words that rhyme.
A type of poem that tells a story.
A couplet refers to two lines in a poem that rhyme and often share the same metre.
2.
What is the term for a five-line poem or stanza?
Sonnet
Quatrain
Haiku
Cinquain
Cinquain is the term for a five-line poem or stanza.
3.
What does the poet use to create rhythm in a poem?
Pictures
Syllables
Titles
Stories
Poets often use syllables and the stress pattern in syllables to create rhythm in their poems.
4.
Which of these is an onomatopoeia?
Brave
Buzz
Love
Happiness
'Buzz' is an onomatopoeia. An onomatopoeia is a word that imitates the natural sound of something.
5.
What is the rhyme scheme of a limerick? (A typical limerick starts with 'There was a young woman from...')
AABCB
ABACC
AABBA
ABABA
A limerick typically has a rhyme scheme of AABBA. This means the first, second and fifth lines rhyme together, and the third and fourth lines rhyme together. Here's one:
There was a young woman from Leeds
Who swallowed a packet of seeds.
In less than an hour
Her ears were in flower
And her hair was covered in weeds
6.
What is alliteration?
The repetition of initial consonant sounds in words close to each other.
A comparison using 'like' or 'as'.
The use of words that imitate sounds.
A group of lines in a poem.
Alliteration is the repetition of the same or similar sounds at the beginning of words that are close together, usually in a poem.
7.
What is an acrostic poem?
A poem where the first letters of each line spell a word.
A poem that tells a story.
A poem that has a specific rhyme scheme.
A poem that uses repetition.
An acrostic poem is a type of poetry where the first letter of each line, when read vertically from top to bottom, spell a word.
Star in the night
Twinkling and shining
Above me so high
Radiant and lovely
8.
What is a simile?
A comparison using 'like' or 'as'.
A humorous five-line poem.
A poetic term for a story.
A phrase that means something different from its literal meaning.
A simile is a figure of speech that makes a comparison between two things using the words 'like' or 'as'. Your eyes are like pools
9.
What's a stanza in a poem?
The title of a poem
A group or set of lines in a poem
The rhyming words in a poem
The story told by the poem
A stanza is a group of lines forming the basic recurring metrical unit in a poem.
10.
What does the term 'rhythm' mean in poetry?
The rhyming words at the end of the lines.
The repetition of similar sounds.
The pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables.
The use of descriptive language.
In poetry, 'rhythm' refers to the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line or verse.
Author:  Graeme Haw

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