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Reading & Writing Poetry Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The Road Not Taken is a poem about:

Question 2 2. What do the two roads in the poem symbolize?

Question 3 3. Why does the narrator choose the road he decides to take?

Question 4 4. What category of poetry is based on unrhymed lines and lack of a regular meter?

Question 5 5. Who made free verse popular among American poets?

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Question 6 6. Using similar grammatical constructions to create a poetic effect is known as _____.

Question 7 7. What historical event inspired Shelley to write Ode to the West Wind?

Question 8 8. How do odes differ from other kinds of poems?

Question 9 9. In the final stanza of Shelley's Ode to the West Wind, what are the 'dead thoughts' that the speaker compares to 'wither'd leaves'?

Question 10 10. What are two devices that can help create rhythm in a poem?

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Question 11 11. Identify what poetic device is being used: An unusual human, he is amusing and confusing.

Question 12 12. Why would a poet use onomatopoeia?

Question 13 13. This method for writing poetry requires the author to close his or her eyes and rely on the senses of touch and smell:

Question 14 14. The telephone poem requires:

Question 15 15. This fun way of composing poetry begins with another poem or song as a template:

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Question 16 16. In Memoriam A.H.H. is an elegy by what famous poet?

Question 17 17. John Keats' 'To Autumn' is an example of what type of lyrical poetry?

Question 18 18. Robert Browning's 'My Last Duchess' and T.S. Eliot's 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock' are both examples of what kind of lyrical poetry?

Question 19 19. When trying to determine the main idea of a poem, what is the first thing the reader should do?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is a true statement about interpreting theme?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is the best description of a selection's theme?

Question 22 22. When reading a poem, what lets you know when to pause?

Question 23 23. What is the term for words with pleasant sounds?

Question 24 24. If you need to quickly generate ideas on a poem, you should pay attention to...

Question 25 25. Why doesn't the narrator ever return to the place to explore the road not taken?

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Question 26 26. 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 27 27. As Shelley's poem Ode to the West Wind begins, what time of year is it?

Question 28 28. Identify what poetic devices are being used by poet Robert Burns: 'My love is like a red, red rose.'

Question 29 29. The written expression of thoughts, feelings and experiences is:

Question 30 30. A short, non-narrative poem is called what?

Reading & Writing 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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