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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. Onomatopoeia
  2. Consonance
  3. Personification
  4. Couplet
  5. Metaphor
  1. a When a word or phrase is compared to something it does not literally resemble in order to emphasize particular qualities.
  2. b A word meaning how it sounds.
  3. c A figure of speech where animals, ideas, or inorganic objects are given human characteristics.
  4. d A repetition of consonant sounds within words.
  5. e A stanza of two lines which usually rhyme.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. A division of a poem consisting of a series of lines often times with a reoccurring pattern or rhyme.
  2. A type of rhyme where first sounds are repeated in successive words.
  3. Exaggeration not meant to be taken literally.
  4. A poem written in the voice of a character assumed by the poet.
  5. Any resemblance (similarity) between otherwise unlike objects.

5 True/False questions

  1. Figurative LanguageA figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds often using like or as.


  2. LyricA long, narrative poem on a great and serious subject.


  3. TercetA lament for the dead or a meditation on the thoughts that death arouses.


  4. CaesuraA pause within a line of poetry.


  5. QuatrainOriginally a song performed in ancient Greece to the accompaniment of a lyre. A term now used for any fairly short poem in the voice of a single speaker.


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