Poetry for 9th Grade: Tutoring Solution Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is NOT one of the reasons Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poetry was popular during his time?

Question 2 2. Which of the following poetry techniques did Emily Dickinson use in her poems?

Question 3 3. How is a Shakespearean sonnet divided?

Question 4 4.

In the following stanza from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem Paul Revere's Ride, which of the following words are an example of end rhyme?

He said to his friend, If the British march

By land or sea from the town to-night,

Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch

Of the North Church tower as a signal light,--

Question 5 5. A.E. Housman's collection of 63 poems entitled A Shropshire Lad directly expresses...

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Question 6 6.

What poetic device is demonstrated in this line taken from The Raven?


'Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before'

Question 7 7. Upon whose legends did Spenser base 'The Faerie Queene'?

Question 8 8. Edgar Allan Poe was of the opinion that all parts of the writing process should be intentional, this writing method is called _____.

Question 9 9. A.E. Housman was a British poet best known for his lyric poetry that often expressed his pessimistic views. What life experiences most likely contributed to his negative outlook?

Question 10 10. In a poem, the _____ is its literal meaning and _____ is what it implies.

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Question 11 11. Why did Spenser write 'The Faerie Queene'?

Question 12 12. Why did the people of Emily Dickinson's hometown disapprove of her?

Question 13 13. Emily Dickinson used _____to illustrate how we are all interrelated.

Question 14 14. How did Longfellow change Paul Revere's story in order to transform the historical Revere into an appropriate hero for his poem?

Question 15 15. Which of the following works of Ben Jonson's did Samuel Taylor Coleridge refer to as one of the most perfect plots in all of literature?

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Question 16 16. In what English monarch's court did Ben Jonson prosper?

Question 17 17. Which of the following is the title of one of Spenser's famous sonnet cycles?

Question 18 18. Which of the following statements about the Emily Dickinson poem Because I could not stop for Death is TRUE?

Question 19 19. To whom is Shakespeare's Sonnet #18 addressed?

Question 20 20. How was Longfellow influenced by the Romantic period?

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Question 21 21. One of the devices used in poetry is the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in each line of the poem. What is the name for this poetic device?

Question 22 22. Ben Jonson created a large collection of plays, masques and poems during his career which contained all of the following elements except

Question 23 23. What type of poem is Housman's 'To an Athlete Dying Young' and what is one of the important ideas conveyed in this poem?

Question 24 24. A.E. Housman was known for his lyrical poetry. A lyric poem is:

Question 25 25. During which period did Spenser write?

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Question 26 26. Why does the narrator in Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven eventually go mad?

Question 27 27. Ben Jonson is a contemporary of which titan of English literature?

Question 28 28. Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven includes various Dark Romantic characteristics, including the supernatural. Which of the following is the best example of the supernatural in the poem?

Question 29 29. Why might someone write an elegy?

Question 30 30. What is theme is addressed in 'When I Was One-and-Twenty' and what is it most likely a response to?

Poetry for 9th Grade: Tutoring Solution Chapter Exam Instructions

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