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5 Matching questions

  1. sestet
  2. octave (octet)
  3. English or Shakespearean sonnet
  4. quatrain
  5. John Keats
  1. a term for a six-line stanza
  2. b one of the most promising English poets of the Romantic period who wrote poetry characterized by rich imagery and symbolism; wrote "On the Grasshopper and Cricket"
  3. c term for an eight-line stanza
  4. d sonnet made up of three quatrains and a couplet; often presents three examples or ideas in the quatrains, and a conclusion in the couplets
  5. e term for a four-line stanza

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. poem by Robert Frost that begins with these lines:
    "Whose woods these are I think I know.
    His house is in the village, though..."
  2. name of the optical art by Victor Vasarely contrasting red and blue squares and circles
  3. author who wrote dozens of plays, including "Romeo and Juliet," "Hamlet," and "Macbeth," as well as over a hundred sonnets; possibly the greatest writer of all time; author of "Sonnet LXXIII: That Time of Year"
  4. sonnet that has two parts, an octave and a sestet, which represent a division in thought
  5. form that has no rhythm or meter and tends to follow the normal rhythms and cadences of speech

5 True/False questions

  1. quintrainterm for a five-line stanza


  2. Matsuo BashJapanese poet who is considered to be the greatest master of haiku; abandoned warfare to write poetry and helped develop the art of haiku


  3. septetterm for a seven-line stanza


  4. haikua Japanese form, usually unrhymed, that consists of three lines with five, seven, and five syllables respectively; attempts to present and image and suggest an insight while evoking an emotional response or mood


  5. figured poem (shaped verse)poem that is constructed in such a way that the printed shape suggests the topic of the poem