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5 Matching questions

  1. fixed form
  2. paradox
  3. speaker
  4. synecdoche
  5. theme
  1. a a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.
  2. b a poem that may be categorized by the pattern of its lines, meter, rhythm, or stanzas.
  3. c a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in a literary or artistic work, shown though the relationship between verbs and nouns
  4. d A figure of speech in which a part is used for the whole (as hand for sailor), the whole for a part (as the law for police officer), the specific for the general (as cutthroat for assassin), the general for the specific (as thief for pickpocket), or the material for the thing made from it (as steel for sword).
  5. e the person speaking in the poem, like the narrator in prose - not always the poet

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Petrarchan:
    a sonnet consisting of an octave with the rhyme pattern abbaabba, with a "turn" at the end, followed by a sestet with the rhyme pattern cdecde or cdcdcd
  2. the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry
  3. a figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity
  4. the pattern of rhyme in a poem
  5. A device used to produce figurative language. Many compare dissimilar things.

5 True/False questions

  1. stanzathe writer's or speaker's attitude toward the subject of a story, toward a character, or toward the audience (the readers).


  2. dictionthe author's choice of words that creates tone, attitude, and style, as well as meaning


  3. personificationA figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes


  4. blank versepoetry written in unrhymed iambic pentameter


  5. hyperbolea figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion, make a point, or evoke humor


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