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Poetry Terms: Help & Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is an example of an illusion?

Question 2 2. Shakespeare uses the metaphor of _____ in this sonnet.

Question 3 3. Which of the following BEST explains a metaphor?

Use this material to answer question #4

Raise up thy thoughts above the sky/That dunghill mists away may fly./Thou hast a house on high erect/Fram'd by that mighty Architect,/With glory richly furnished/Stands permanent, though this be fled.

Question 4 4. Spot the allusion in the attached passage from Verses upon the burning of our House by Anne Bradstreet.

Question 5 5. What style of writing was Shakespeare primarily known for?

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Question 6 6. Her mother is a monster is an example of a(n) _____.

Question 7 7. Writers use metaphors for all of the following reasons EXCEPT:

Question 8 8. Which of the following sentences contains a mixed metaphor?

Question 9 9. Which negative characteristic does Shakespeare observe about summer in this sonnet?

Question 10 10. Why does Whitman use the phrase depart as air in his poem Song of Myself?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is NOT a symbol commonly used to represent the United States?

Question 12 12. What does the imagery in the poem Harlem by Langston Hughes symbolize?

Question 13 13. How does Shakespeare explain his love's everlasting beauty?

Question 14 14. Which of the following expressions uses metaphor?

Question 15 15. Brad employs the personification technique in all of his most recent plays. Given this information, which of the following is most likely NOT a line from Brad's latest play?

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Question 16 16.

Indicate the metaphor in the following passage:

I realized it was Creole who held them all back … Up there, keeping the beat with his whole body, wailing on the fiddle, with his eyes half closed, he was listening to everything, but he was listening to Sonny. He was having a dialogue with Sonny. He wanted Sonny to leave the shoreline and strike out for deep water. - excerpt from 'Sonny's Blues' by James Baldwin

Question 17 17. How does a metaphor differ from a simile?

Question 18 18. How do allusions differ from a direct reference to something?

Question 19 19. How does symbolism make writing stronger?

Question 20 20. Shakespeare promises his love that her beauty will never _____.

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Question 21 21. In a poem, the _____ is its literal meaning and _____ is what it implies.

Question 22 22. Her smile is as warm as a summer night is an example of a(n) _____.

Question 23 23. What is the basic unit of measurement in poetry?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is an example of auditory imagery from the poem Metaphors by Sylvia Plath?

Question 25 25. Which of the following is an example of a simile?

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Question 26 26. Why might someone write an elegy?

Question 27 27. Giving the sun characteristics such as an eye and a complexion are examples of _____.

Question 28 28. Which of the following statements about similes is FALSE?

Question 29 29. In Kate Chopin's novel The Awakening, a caged parrot and mockingbird, a pigeon house, and a broken-winged bird are all symbols representing _____.

Question 30 30. Which of the following contains an example of an allusion?

Poetry Terms: Help & Review Chapter Exam Instructions

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