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5 Matching questions

  1. Verbal Irony
  2. Onomatopoeia
  3. Octometer (rare)
  4. Sestina
  5. X-lined Stanza
  1. a A stanza containing 9 or more lines
  2. b Eight feet
  3. c The use of a word to represent or imitate natural sounds
  4. d A figure of speech in which the actual intent is expressed in words that carry the opposite meaning
  5. e A complex verse form, usually unrhymed, consisting of six six-line stanzas and three-line envoy. The end-words in each stanza must be the same, though arranged in a different sequence each time. (1-2-3-4-5-6; 6-1-5-2-4-3; 3-6-4-1-2-5; etc.) The three line conclusion must use as end-words 5-3-1, and buried in each line must appear the end-words must appear 2-4-6

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. An implied comparison between two usually unrelated things indicating a likeness or analogy between attributes found in both things. It does NOT use "like" or "as", simply says one thing is another.
  2. A lyric about dawn or morning serenade, a song of lovers parting at dawn
  3. An exaggeration for the sake of emphasis which is not meant to be taken literally
  4. Rhyme in which only the last, accented syllables of the rhyming words correspond exactly in sound; most common end rhyme
  5. A statement or situation which contains an apparently contradictory element, but upon further examination it yields some truth

5 True/False questions

  1. Juvenalian (Satire)The type of formal satire which is "biting, bitter, and angry"


  2. Irony of SituationThe analysis of the mechanical elements within a poem to determine meter


  3. Octet (Octave)The technique of mentioning a part of something to represent a whole


  4. ScansionThe analysis of the mechanical elements within a poem to determine meter


  5. ConsonanceWhat a word suggests beyond its literal meaning; overtones of meaning