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AP English - Poetry: Tutoring Solution Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is the best description of a selection's theme?

Question 2 2. If someone says that their new phone is 'the best thing since sliced bread,' they're using which type of figurative language?

Question 3 3. In Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, Romeo says that Juliet looks like a glittering jewel set against a dark-skinned earlobe. By contrasting two images, he adds meaning and expresses how she's not only beautiful but she also stands out. What poetic device does Romeo employ?

Question 4 4.

Which of the following choices best describes the techniques used to develop mood in these lines by Poe?

Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December;

And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.

Eagerly I wished the morrow;--vainly I had sought to borrow

From my books surcease of sorrow--sorrow for the lost Lenore--

For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore--

Nameless here for evermore.

Question 5 5. If ____ is used throughout the poem to create a ____, then the poem has a musical quality to it because it flows in a ____ way.

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Question 6 6.

Read these lines by William Wordsworth:

When all at once I saw a crowd,

A host, of golden daffodils;

...

Ten thousand saw I at a glance,

Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

What type of figurative language do you spot in those lines?

Question 7 7. When trying to determine the main idea of a poem, what is the first thing the reader should do?

Question 8 8. What is a stanza?

Question 9 9. What form does a prose poem take?

Question 10 10. If you're reading a poem on the AP Literature test and you notice a metaphor, you make a quick note of your first impression of the effect of it. What's the next step?

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Question 11 11.

In 'A Red Red Rose' by Robert Burns, what device appears twice in the opening four lines?

My love is like a red, red rose

That's newly sprung in June :

My love is like the melody

That's sweetly played in tune.

Question 12 12. In 'Wild Nights!' how does Emily Dickinson grab the reader's attention in the opening lines?

Question 13 13. What is the term for the regular pattern of beats in a line of poetry?

Question 14 14. Which of the following poems uses ottava rima?

Question 15 15. What is the acoustic relationship between the words 'slight' and 'split'?

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Question 16 16. How do the anapests in 'Sea Fever' affect the reader of the poem?

Question 17 17. What does poetic meter measure?

Question 18 18.

The poem 'The Base Stealer' by Robert Francis begins with these lines:

Poised between going on and back, pulled

Both ways taut like a tightrope-walker,

Fingertips pointing the opposites,

Now bouncing tiptoe like a dropped ball

In just four lines there are two examples of which of the following terms

Question 19 19.

William Wordsworth wrote the following lines. Which line contains a symbol of hope?

MY heart leaps up when I behold

A rainbow in the sky:

So was it when my life began,

So is it now I am a man,

So be it when I shall grow old

Or let me die!

The child is father of the man:

And I could wish my days to be

Bound each to each by natural piety.

Question 20 20. What does prose have that poetry usually doesn't?

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Question 21 21. When does stanza enjambment occur?

Question 22 22. Which term refers to words that have a pleasing sound?

Question 23 23. What is prose poetry?

Question 24 24. Which of the following statements is TRUE?

Question 25 25. Aside from poetry, where else can you find examples of end rhyme and why would it be used in this type of writing?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following choices best represents a reason why poets might choose a figurative image?

Question 27 27. When the last syllables within a verse rhyme it is called:

Question 28 28. Which of the following choices does NOT help the reader discover the theme of a poem?

Question 29 29. In 'Romeo and Juliet' Shakespeare writes 'When well-appareled April on the heel/ Of limping winter treads.' What figurative comparison is at work in these lines?

Question 30 30. What is the acoustic relationship between the words 'sleep' and 'fleet'?

AP English - Poetry: Tutoring Solution Chapter Exam Instructions

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