← D.W. Vocab. Test
6 Written Questions
6 Multiple Choice Questions
- The grammatical order of words in a sentence or line of verse or dialogue. Normal syntax is: subject, verb, object.
- Musical quality in language, produced by repetition. Rhythm occurs naturally in all forms of spoken and written language. Poems written in meter create rhythm by strict pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables. Writers can also create rhythm by repeating grammatical structures, by using pauses, by varying line lengths, and by balancing long and short words or phrases.
- Poetry that does not have a regular meter or rhyme scheme. Poets writing in free verse try to capture the natural rhythms of ordinary speech. To create musical effects, they may use alliteration, assonance, internal rhyme, and onomatopoeia. They also often repeat words or grammatical structures.
- A four-line stanza in a poem.
- Poetry that expresses a speaker's emotions or thoughts and does not tell a story.
- A narrative poem written in four-line stanzas, characterized by swift action and narrated in a direct style. Song or song-like poem that tells a story. Ballads often tell stories that have tragic endings. Most ballads have a regular pattern of rhythm and rhyme and use simple language and repetition. Generally they have a refrain-lines or words repeated at regular intervals.
5 True/False Questions
Closed Form → A type of structure or form in poetry characterized by freedom from regularity and consistency in such elements as rhyme, line length, metrical pattern, and overall poetic structure. (Free verse)
Understatement → Saying less than is true.
Style → Repetition of accented vowel sounds and all sounds following them in words that are close together in a poem. The most common type of rhyme, end rhyme, occurs at the end of lines.
Refrain → Repeated word, phrase, line, or group of lines. Though refrains are usually associated with poetry and songs, they are sometimes used in prose especially in speeches. Refrains create rhythm and may also build suspense or emphasize important words or ideas.
Meter → A generally regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in poetry.