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5 Matching questions

  1. onomatopoeia
  2. folk ballad
  3. Modern Free Verse
  4. Shakespearean sonnet
  5. connotation
  1. a Does not rely on meter, often pays more attention to the shape of the poem instead of the sound of the poem.
  2. b what a word suggests beyond its basic dictionary definition; a word's overtones of meaning
  3. c a sonnet rhyming ABABCDCDEFEFGG; three coordinate quatrains and a concluding couplet
  4. d narrative poem designed to be sung, composed by an anonymous author, and transmitted orally for years or generations before being written down
  5. e the use of words that supposedly mimic their meaning in their sound (boom, click, pop)

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a situation in which there is an incongruity between actual circumstances and those that would seem appropriate, or between what is anticipated and what actually comes to pass
  2. a reference, explicit or implicit, to something in literature or history
  3. the repetition at close intervals of the initial consonant sounds of accented syllables or important words (shells on the sea shore)(peter piper picked a pack of picked peppers)
  4. Taken as a whole, the stressed/unstressed sounds in a poem are what give a poem its rhythm, which in poetic terms is called this term.
  5. a figure of speech in which human attributes are given to an animal, an object, or concept

5 True/False questions

  1. syllabic versea pattern set up and rigorously followed through the poem


  2. sonnetthe writer's or speaker's attitude toward the subject, the audience, or herself or himself; the emotional coloring, or emotional meaning of a work


  3. rhymeany wavelike recurrence of motion or sound


  4. anaphorarepetition of an opening word or phrase in a series of lines


  5. Petrarchan sonneta sonnet consisting of an octave rhyming ABBAABBA and of a sestet using any arrangement of two or three additional rhymes, such as CDCDCD or CDECDE