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AP English: Poetry Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following statements is FALSE?

Question 2 2. What are the three main tools poets have to create mood?

Question 3 3. Which term refers to words that have a pleasing sound?

Question 4 4. Poets use acoustics to create emotion in poems. Acoustics refers to what part of poetry?

Question 5 5. What does prose have that poetry usually doesn't?

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Question 6 6. What is prose poetry?

Question 7 7. One of the main techniques for generating emotion in poetry is through diction. Diction refers to _______.

Question 8 8. In 'Death of the Ball Turret Gunner' what is the effect of the figurative imagery on the reader?

Question 9 9.

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 10 10. 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?

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Question 11 11. When trying to determine the main idea of a poem, what is the first thing the reader should do?

Question 12 12. When using rhythm as a path to meaning in a poem, what should grab the reader's attention?

Question 13 13. Aside from poetry, where else can you find examples of end rhyme and why would it be used in this type of writing?

Question 14 14. Which term refers to the use of sound in a poem?

Question 15 15. Why might a poet use end rhyme?

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Question 16 16. If someone says that their new phone is 'the best thing since sliced bread,' they're using which type of figurative language?

Question 17 17.

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

Question 19 19. Which poet is mentioned in the lesson but is not a prose poet?

Question 20 20. What does poetic meter measure?

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Question 21 21. Wordsworth wanted to create positive emotions around nature in his poem 'I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud.' Which technique did he use to do this?

Question 22 22. Which of the following statements is TRUE?

Question 23 23. On the AP test, the poems given for analysis are often called 'complex.' Which of the following best describes the mood of a 'complex' poem?

Question 24 24. How can the words chosen in a poem bring out the poem's mood?

Question 25 25. 'Childish' and 'childlike' have different emotions associated with them, but they have very similar _______.

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is not an image?

Question 27 27.

He was a steam engine, chugging down the field towards the end zone.

This line is an example of which type of figurative language?

Question 28 28. What form does a prose poem take?

Question 29 29. Which of the following is the best description of a selection's theme?

Question 30 30. Which of the following choices does NOT help the reader discover the theme of a poem?

AP English: Poetry Chapter Exam Instructions

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