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5 Matching questions

  1. Slant Rhyme
  2. Allusion
  3. Meter
  4. End rhyme
  5. Ballad
  1. a Rhyme coming at the end of lines.
  2. b Meter 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. c A reference to an earlier literary work or to an historical event.
  4. d Rhymes that are not exact, only approximate
  5. e A song-like narrative poem originating in the oral tradition.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. The implied meaning of a word, as opposed to its denotative or literal meaning. For instance, the word chair can connote rest or leisure, while it denotes a surface, elevated on legs on which one can sit.
  2. A stanza composed of six lines
  3. A repeated line or phrase
  4. 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. Also 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.

5 True/False questions

  1. StanzaA fourteen-line poem written in iambic pentameter


  2. AlliterationThe repetition of identical initial consonant sounds within words that are in close proximity.


  3. ParadoxA figure of speech that makes an apparently contradictory statement that is nonetheless true


  4. TercetA stanza composed of six lines


  5. Free VerseUnrhymed iambic pentameter


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