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5 Matching questions

  1. poetic foot
  2. meter
  3. quatrain
  4. Post Modernism
  5. imagery
  1. a the repetition of a regular rhythmic unit in a line of poetry. each unit of ____ is known as a foot.
  2. b a group of syllables in verse usually consisting of one accented syllable and one or two unaccented syllables associated with it.
  3. c the sensory details of a work. When AP asks you to discuss this, look carefully at sensory details, metaphors, and similes.
  4. d A term used for the pessimistic, contemporary worldview which began in the 1960's, rejecting tradition, resisting authority, and denying purpose in life and literature. Postmodern literature tends to focus upon how institutions use power to deny individuals their freedom.
  5. e a poem consisting of four lines of verse with a specific rhyming scheme.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. two end-stopped iambic pentameter lines rhymed aa, bb, cc with the thought usually completed in the two-line unit. "But when to mischief mortals bend their will,
    How soon they find fit instruments of ill!"
  2. The decisive moment and the turning point of the action in the plot of a play or story. The part which determines the outcome of the conflict.
  3. 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.
  4. a 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.
  5. Exaggeration for effect.

5 True/False questions

  1. Abstract DictionA movement in literary criticism which denies that literature has any objective enduring, or universal meaning. disassembling old ways of thinking (political motives)


  2. ProseThe ordinary use of language, without rhythm, meter, or rhyme. not poetry.


  3. conceitan unusual or startling analogy pointing to a striking parallel between two seemingly dissimilar things. comparing his soul and his wife's to legs of a mathematical compass.


  4. dramatic poemany short poem that presents a single speaker who expresses thoughts and feelings. (sonnets and odes are a form of this)


  5. terceta stanza of three lines in which each line ends with the same rhyme.


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