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5 Matching Questions

  1. Allusion
  2. Ballad
  3. Quatrain
  4. Personification
  5. Slant Rhyme
  1. a A reference to an earlier literary work or to an historical event.
  2. b A stanza containing four lines
  3. c A figure of speech that gives the qualities of a human to that which is non-human
  4. d Rhymes that are not exact, only approximate
  5. e A song-like narrative poem originating in the oral tradition.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. A poem that mourns a death.
  2. To end a line with a punctuation mark, thus calling attention to the line as a structure within the poem.
  3. A repeated unit of sound in a poem; the basic element of regular rhythm.
  4. A repetition of a word or words at the beginning of successive lines, clauses, or sentences
  5. A nineteen-line poem written iambic pentameter and compsed of five tercets and one ending quatrain. Its rhyme scheme is aba aba aba aba aba abaa. The villanelle repeats line 1 in lines 6, 12, and 18, and repeats line 3 in lines 9, 15, and 19.

5 True/False Questions

  1. RefrainA repeated line or phrase


  2. OctaveA repeated unit of sound in a poem; the basic element of regular rhythm.


  3. MeterMeter measures the regular patterns of rhythm, called metrical feet, which are created by the degree to which we accent each syllable. The iambic foot is natural to the English language and, therefore, the most common.


  4. SonnetA stanza composed of six lines


  5. AlliterationThe literal meaning of a word.


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