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GACE Middle Grades ELA: Analyzing Poetry Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What style of writing was Shakespeare primarily known for?

Question 2 2. How are blank verse and free verse different?

Question 3 3. Lisa, a high school student, writes a set of lines with no set rhyme scheme and a defined meter. Is this a poem? Why or why not?

Question 4 4. What meter is traditionally associated with the Petrarchan sonnet?

Question 5 5. How do an elegy and a eulogy differ in terms of tone?

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Question 6 6. Aside from rhyming schemes, what is another common way (seen in a haiku) that poems can be organized?

Question 7 7. Which of the following statements is FALSE?

Question 8 8. What does it mean for a poem to have an ABAB rhyme scheme?

Question 9 9. How do Shakespearean and Petrarchan sonnets differ?

Question 10 10. The number of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry is called _____.

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Question 11 11. What do we call ordinary written or spoken word?

Question 12 12. In a poem, the _____ is its literal meaning and _____ is what it implies.

Question 13 13. Which kinds of poems focus on romance?

Question 14 14. Why do poets invoke the muses?

Question 15 15. What is different about the last two lines of Shakespeare's sonnets?

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Question 16 16. Who made free verse popular among American poets?

Question 17 17. Ode on a Grecian Urn is _____.

Question 18 18. Using similar grammatical constructions to create a poetic effect is known as _____.

Question 19 19. Which stage of loss is Whitman illustrating when he says, the flag is flung--for you the bugle trills;, bouquets and ribbon'd wreaths and eager faces are used to further pay tribute to Lincoln's life?

Question 20 20. How is the rhyme scheme of a sonnet written out?

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Question 21 21. Which type of ode used a chorus?

Question 22 22. How many total syllables do you find in a line of iambic pentameter?

Question 23 23. Why do old rhyming poems sometimes seem not to follow rhyme schemes?

Question 24 24. The pattern of five sets of unstressed/stressed iambs is called _____.

Question 25 25. How do Horatian odes differ from Cowleyan odes?

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Question 26 26. What category of poetry is based on unrhymed lines and a definite meter?

Question 27 27. What's an ode?

Question 28 28. What is the most 'unusual' aspect of Mehigan's 'The Professor'?

Question 29 29. How was Lord Tennyson's idyll, Idylls of the King, different from previous idylls?

Question 30 30.

The line below from Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 is an example of what popular sonnet theme?

Shall I compare thee for a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate.

GACE Middle Grades ELA: Analyzing Poetry Chapter Exam Instructions

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