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Am Lit Poetry Vocab Test

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5 Matching Questions

  1. Octave
  2. Onomatopoeia
  3. Hyperbole
  4. Connotation
  5. Allusion
  1. a A figure of speech that exaggerates what is true
  2. b A stanza containing eight lines.
  3. c The implied meaning of a word, as opposed to its denotative or literal meaning. For instance, the word chair can connote rest or leisure, while it denotes a surface, elevated on legs on which one can sit.
  4. d A reference to an earlier literary work or to an historical event.
  5. e The technique of using words that sound like their meaning, ex: thwack, thunk, pow.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. A poem that mourns a death.
  2. Also know as a "Enjambment." To carry a thought from one line to the next without the interruption of punctuation, thus making the line more prose like than if the lines were end-stopped.
  3. Rhymes that are not exact, only approximate
  4. A figure of speech that gives the qualities of a human to that which is non-human
  5. A figure of speech that makes an apparently contradictory statement that is nonetheless true

5 True/False Questions

  1. RefrainA stanza containing four lines


  2. DenotationThe literal meaning of a word.


  3. Blank VerseUnrhymed iambic pentameter


  4. ImageryA description of a sensory impression


  5. Free VerseUnrhymed iambic pentameter


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