MTTC English: Types of Poetry Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Shakespeare often used iambic pentameter in his _____

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

Question 3 3. What category of poetry is based on unrhymed lines and lack of a regular meter?

Question 4 4. Which consonant sound is an example of alliteration in the sentence, 'Wendy went to Walmart to win a new washing machine'?

Question 5 5. How are ballads different from other narrative poems?

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Question 6 6. Identify what poetic devices are being used by poet Robert Burns: 'My love is like a red, red rose.'

Question 7 7. The description, sailing across the wine-dark sea is an example of what poetic device?

Question 8 8. Which of the following is an example of a closed form poem that does not have a set rhyme scheme?

Question 9 9. You knew too true no blood bleeds blue employs which literary device?

Question 10 10. Which of the following best presents alliteration?

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Question 11 11. How do Shakespearean and Petrarchan sonnets differ?

Question 12 12. A sonnet that is divided into three quatrains and a couplet is called a

Question 13 13. 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 14 14. Identify what poetic device is being used: An unusual human, he is amusing and confusing.

Question 15 15. Why did Dylan Thomas write his poem in the form of a villanelle?

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Question 16 16. How do an elegy and a eulogy differ in terms of tone?

Question 17 17. What is alliteration?

Question 18 18. Which of the following correctly describes the In Memoriam stanza?

Question 19 19.

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 20 20. How do we distinguish consonance from assonance?

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Question 21 21. Which poem is an example of a villanelle?

Question 22 22. To England will I steal, and there I'll steal is an example of which literary device?

Question 23 23. What is the difference between a tercet and a quatrain?

Question 24 24. Why would a poet use onomatopoeia?

Question 25 25. What type of sounds are used to illustrate alliteration?

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Question 26 26. An epic poem

Question 27 27. Why do poets invoke the muses?

Question 28 28. The English sonnet is also called a

Question 29 29. Who made free verse popular among American poets?

Question 30 30. In Robert Frost's poem, 'Acquainted with the Night,' the use of iambic pentameter almost gives the reader the sound of:

MTTC English: Types of Poetry Chapter Exam Instructions

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