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English 10 - Poetry Terms Test

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5 Written Questions

5 Matching Questions

  1. Figurative language
  2. Personification
  3. Denotation
  4. Alliteration
  5. Rhythm
  1. a The dictionary meaning of a word
  2. b The endowment of inanimate objects or abstract concepts with living/human qualities
  3. c A form of language use in which writers and speakers convey something other than the literal meaning of their words
  4. d The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words
  5. e The beat of words which gives poetry a musical quality

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. The rhythm established by a poem
  2. A word, phrase, or sound that is used more than once for emphasis
  3. A fixed number of lines of verse forming a unit of a poem
  4. The use of words to imitate the sounds they describe
  5. A comparison between essentially unlike things without an explicitly comparative word such as "like" or "as"

5 True/False Questions

  1. ToneThe topic of a poem


  2. ConnotationThe dictionary meaning of a word


  3. Free verseUnrhymed verse having a regular meter


  4. ImageryDescriptions that appeal to any one of or combination of the five senses


  5. AssonanceThe repetition of similar vowel sounds in a line of poetry or prose


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