MTEL Reading Specialist: Poetry Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is a quatrain?

Question 2 2. Italian sonnets are named after _____, while English sonnets are named after _____.

Question 3 3.

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.

Question 4 4. Which term refers to the use of sound in a poem?

Question 5 5. Which of the following choices best represents a reason why poets might choose a figurative image?

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Question 6 6. The description, sailing across the wine-dark sea is an example of what poetic device?

Question 7 7. How are ballads different from other narrative poems?

Question 8 8. How was Lord Tennyson's idyll, Idylls of the King, different from previous idylls?

Question 9 9. 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 10 10.

Emily Dickinson wrote:

'Hope is the thing with feathers

That perches in the soul,

And sings the tune-without the words,

And never stops at all,'

If she's trying to describe hope in her metaphor, what is the vehicle?

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Question 11 11. What is the rhyme scheme of most ballads?

Question 12 12. What is the question that helps AP students focus on poetic devices?

Question 13 13.

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 14 14. It's not enough to identify metaphors and similes in poetry. AP students should be prepared to do what as well?

Question 15 15. What is the term for the regular pattern of beats in a line of poetry?

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Question 16 16.

In Sylvia Plath's poem 'Metaphors' she compares her pregnancy to a sequence of images. Here are the last four lines:

'Money's new-minted in this fat purse.

I'm a means, a stage, a cow in calf.

I've eaten a bag of green apples,

Boarded the train there's no getting off.'

What is the tenor of this metaphor?

Question 17 17.

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 18 18. 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 19 19. Which of the following statements is FALSE?

Question 20 20. Which of the following statements is TRUE?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following poems uses ottava rima?

Question 22 22. What is the acoustic relationship between the words 'slight' and 'split'?

Question 23 23.

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

Question 25 25. The English sonnet is also called a

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Question 26 26. Why do poets invoke the muses?

Question 27 27. Which term refers to words that have a pleasing sound?

Question 28 28. 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 29 29. 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 30 30. What is the acoustic relationship between the words 'sleep' and 'fleet'?

MTEL Reading Specialist: Poetry Chapter Exam Instructions

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