Middle School Language Arts: Poetry Types, Devices & Elements Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The speaker in Sonnet 130 would rather have a _____ relationship than worship the exaggerated image of a woman from afar.

Question 2 2. How can you determine a poem's rhyme scheme?

Question 3 3. Homer wrote

Question 4 4. In a poem, the _____ is its literal meaning and _____ is what it implies.

Question 5 5. An epic poem

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Question 6 6. How do Shakespearean and Petrarchan sonnets differ?

Question 7 7. The English sonnet is also called a

Question 8 8. How do an elegy and a eulogy differ in terms of tone?

Question 9 9. When Whitman writes, the ship is anchor'd safe and sound, its voyage closed and done he is describing the _____ stage of loss.

Question 10 10. Why might someone write an elegy?

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Question 11 11. The difference between an iambic foot and a trochaic foot is that _____.

Question 12 12. Why do poets invoke the muses?

Question 13 13. How was Lord Tennyson's idyll, Idyll's of the King, different from previous idylls?

Question 14 14. Identify what poetic devices are being used by poet Robert Burns: 'My love is like a red, red rose.'

Question 15 15. The word 'dun' means:_____.

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Question 16 16. Brad employs the personification technique in all of his most recent plays. Given this information, which of the following is most likely NOT a line from Brad's latest play?

Question 17 17. What does 'meter' mean?

Question 18 18. Shakespeare uses the following literary devices in Sonnet 130:____ and _____.

Question 19 19. How is the rhyme scheme of a sonnet written out?

Question 20 20. Aside from rhyming schemes, what is another common way (seen in a haiku) that poems can be organized?

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Question 21 21. Shakespeare promises his love that her beauty will never _____.

Question 22 22. What is a couplet?

Question 23 23. How does Shakespeare explain his love's everlasting beauty?

Question 24 24. What are two devices that can help create rhythm in a poem?

Question 25 25. How do you know when a poem is written in free verse?

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Question 26 26. Who made free verse popular among American poets?

Question 27 27. Giving the sun characteristics such as an eye and a complexion are examples of _____.

Question 28 28. Which negative characteristic does Shakespeare observe about summer in this sonnet?

Question 29 29. Why would a poet choose to use consonance or assonance?

Question 30 30. What do we call ordinary written or spoken word?

Middle School Language Arts: Poetry Types, Devices & Elements Chapter Exam Instructions

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