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5 Matching questions

  1. Villanelle
  2. Free Verse
  3. Stanza
  4. Octave
  5. Foot
  1. a 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.
  2. b A group of lines within a poem
  3. c A stanza containing eight lines.
  4. d Poetry without regular patterns of rhyme and meter
  5. e A repeated unit of sound in a poem; the basic element of regular rhythm.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. A figure of speech that gives the qualities of a human to that which is non-human
  2. A pair of rhyming lines.
  3. To end a line with a punctuation mark, thus calling attention to the line as a structure within the poem.
  4. The repetition of identical initial consonant sounds within words that are in close proximity.
  5. A repetition of a word or words at the beginning of successive lines, clauses, or sentences

5 True/False questions

  1. SestetA stanza composed of six lines


  2. MeterMeter 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.


  3. End rhymeRhymes that are not exact, only approximate


  4. HyperboleA stanza composed of three lines


  5. ElegyA poem that mourns a death.