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MTEL English: Elements of Poetry Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which term refers to words that have a pleasing sound?

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

Question 3 3. Who made free verse popular among American poets?

Question 4 4. If a line of poetry is made of iambs and has eight syllables in the line, how many feet are in that line of poetry?

Question 5 5. The word refrain comes from a French word meaning what?

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Question 6 6. What is a tercet?

Question 7 7. Which poet was responsible for writing the first idyll in history?

Question 8 8. Writing a terza rima would be challenging because:

Question 9 9. Which of the following patterns describe anapests?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is NOT true about the poetic refrain?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is a refrain in Elizabeth Bishop's One Art?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is a type of tercet?

Question 13 13. What is poetic content?

Question 14 14. Why is Homer's description of the Shield of Akhilles considered a piece of ekphrastic poetry?

Question 15 15. What is poetic form?

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Question 16 16. What is the acoustic relationship between the words 'sleep' and 'fleet'?

Question 17 17. What is a couplet?

Question 18 18. Which of the following could be captured in words by ekphrastic poetry?

Question 19 19. What does 'meter' mean?

Question 20 20. Which type of tercet is more complex: a triplet or an enclosed tercet?

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Question 21 21. What is the term for the regular pattern of beats in a line of poetry?

Question 22 22. How many syllables are in an iamb?

Question 23 23. How many stanzas are usually in a sonnet?

Question 24 24. Idylls are poems that attempt to capture the scenery and lifestyles enjoyed by people in what sort of environment?

Question 25 25. When using rhythm as a path to meaning in a poem, what should grab the reader's attention?

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Question 26 26. What is poetic meaning?

Question 27 27. Anapests are _____.

Question 28 28. Tone is _____ and mood is _____.

Question 29 29.

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

MTEL English: Elements of Poetry Chapter Exam Instructions

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