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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. Internal rhyme
  2. Couplet
  3. Free Verse
  4. Ballad
  5. Hyperbole
  1. a A pair of rhyming lines.
  2. b Poetry without regular patterns of rhyme and meter
  3. c A song-like narrative poem originating in the oral tradition.
  4. d Occurs when one or both of the rhyming words comes within the line.
  5. e A figure of speech that exaggerates what is true

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. The literal meaning of a word.
  2. A repeated unit of sound in a poem; the basic element of regular rhythm.
  3. Unrhymed iambic pentameter
  4. The technique of using words that sound like their meaning, ex: thwack, thunk, pow.
  5. A nineteen-line poem written iambic pentameter and compsed of five tercets and one ending quatrain. Its rhyme scheme is aba aba aba aba aba abaa. The villanelle repeats line 1 in lines 6, 12, and 18, and repeats line 3 in lines 9, 15, and 19.

5 True/False questions

  1. ImageryMeter measures the regular patterns of rhythm, called metrical feet, which are created by the degree to which we accent each syllable. The iambic foot is natural to the English language and, therefore, the most common.


  2. EnjambAlso know as a "Enjambment." To carry a thought from one line to the next without the interruption of punctuation, thus making the line more prose like than if the lines were end-stopped.


  3. RefrainA repeated line or phrase


  4. StanzaA group of lines within a poem


  5. SestetA stanza composed of six lines