NES ELA: Analyzing & Interpreting Poetry Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Why do old rhyming poems sometimes seem not to follow rhyme schemes?

Question 2 2. The number of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry is called _____.

Question 3 3. Which type of ode used a chorus?

Question 4 4. How is a monologue different from a soliloquy?

Question 5 5. What's an ode?

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

Question 7 7. Which of these is a theme typically found in ballads?

Question 8 8. In a poem, the _____ is its literal meaning and _____ is what it implies.

Question 9 9. Aside from rhyming schemes, what is another common way (seen in a haiku) that poems can be organized?

Question 10 10. What does it mean for a poem to have an ABAB rhyme scheme?

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Question 11 11. Composers of ballads generally include phrases, lines, or sections of lines repeated throughout a poem - particularly at the beginning or ends of stanzas - known as…

Question 12 12. Which is not a use for consonance in poetry?

Question 13 13. A sonnet that is divided into three quatrains and a couplet is called a

Question 14 14. What style of writing was Shakespeare primarily known for?

Question 15 15. Which of the following statements is FALSE?

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Question 16 16. 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 17 17.

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

Question 19 19. How was Lord Tennyson's idyll, Idylls of the King, different from previous idylls?

Question 20 20. What sound is different between words showing consonance?

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Question 21 21. What is analyzing a poem for its rhythm and meter known as?

Question 22 22. The English sonnet is also called a

Question 23 23. Why do poets invoke the muses?

Question 24 24. What do we call ordinary written or spoken word?

Question 25 25. How can the audience of a play learn the inner thoughts, feelings, and motives of a character without the other characters hearing?

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Question 26 26. How is the rhyme scheme of a sonnet written out?

Question 27 27. How are ballads different from other narrative poems?

Question 28 28. Which of the following is NOT a component of a Pindaric ode?

Question 29 29. What is the basic unit of measurement in poetry?

Question 30 30. How do Horatian odes differ from Cowleyan odes?

NES ELA: Analyzing & Interpreting Poetry Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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