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5 Matching questions

  1. didactic poem
  2. refrain
  3. ballad meter
  4. denouement
  5. blank verse
  1. a a poem which is intended primarily to teach a lesson.
  2. b a four-line stanza rhymed abcd with four feet in lines one and three and three feet in lines two and four.
  3. c falling action
  4. d a group of words forming a phrase or sentence and consisting of one or more lines repeated at intervals in a poem, usually at the end of a stanza.
  5. e unrhymed iambic pentameter

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a rhyme of two syllables, one stressed and one unstressed, sometimes called double rhyme. "audition and rendition"
  2. a similar grammatical structure within a line or lines of poetry. You need to work quickly and decisively. My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country
  3. Words that express general ideas or concepts. (metaphorically diction: light means wisdom, light means truth.
  4. any short poem that presents a single speaker who expresses thoughts and feelings. (sonnets and odes are a form of this)
  5. a figure of speech characterized by strongly contrasting words, clauses, sentences, or ideas, as in "Man proposes; God disposes." balancing one term against another for emphasis.

5 True/False questions

  1. elegya short work of nonfiction prose in which a writer attempts to fulfill a specific purpose.


  2. sestetthe repetition of a regular rhythmic unit in a line of poetry. each unit of ____ is known as a foot.


  3. terza rimaa type of irony in which a person appears to be praising something but is actually insulting it. Its purpose is to injure or to hurt.


  4. devices of soundthe use of words in a literary work. (colloquial is everyday usage in a group)


  5. Frame StoryThe literary device of creating a larger story for the purpose of combining a number of shorter stories in a unity.