Poetry Test Study Guide
5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Lyric poem
- Free verse
- a Poetry without a regular pattern of a meter or rhyme.
- b When successive phrases or lines begin with the same words. Ex. "I am a rock. I am an island."
- c An object or action in a literary work that means more than itself, that stands for something beyond itself.
- d The use of words to imitate sounds they describe. Ex. Buzz and crack are onomatopoetic.
- e A type of poem characterized by brevity, compression, and the expression of feeling. A short poem. Mother to Son.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- The selection of words in a literary work.
- A run-on line of poetry in which logical and grammatical sense carries over from one line to the next. -Sentence that flows from one line to the next.
- A poem that tells a story. The Raven. Lochinvar.
- The dictionary meaning of a word.
- A form of language in which writers and speakers mean exactly what their words denote. Opposite of figurative language.
5 True/False Questions
Alliteration → The dictionary meaning of a word.
Connotation → The dictionary meaning of a word.
Ode → A long poem in stanzas of varied length, meter, and form. A poem devoted to something or someone.
Image/Imagery → The narrator of the poem. This is not necessarily the poet.
Speaker → A strong pause within a line of verse.