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SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Types of Poetry Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What category of poetry is based on unrhymed lines and a definite meter?

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Question 2 2. A reflective poem that laments the loss of someone or something is known as _____.

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Question 3 3. The description, sailing across the wine-dark sea is an example of what poetic device?

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Question 4 4. How do Shakespearean and Petrarchan sonnets differ?

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Question 5 5. How was Lord Tennyson's idyll, Idylls of the King, different from previous idylls?

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Question 6 6. Which of these is a theme typically found in ballads?

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Question 7 7. Why might someone write an elegy?

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Question 8 8. A sonnet that is divided into three quatrains and a couplet is called a

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Question 9 9. What's an ode?

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Question 10 10. 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…

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Question 11 11. Which kinds of poems focus on romance?

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Question 12 12. Which pair shows consonance?

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Question 13 13. Aside from rhyming schemes, what is another common way (seen in a haiku) that poems can be organized?

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Question 14 14. How are ballads different from other narrative poems?

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Question 15 15. Ballad meter consists of quatrains with alternating lines of x and y stresses each.

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Question 16 16. Italian sonnets are named after _____, while English sonnets are named after _____.

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Question 17 17. What is the most 'unusual' aspect of Mehigan's 'The Professor'?

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Question 18 18. Which of the following statements is FALSE?

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Question 19 19. What is a volta?

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Question 20 20. Where did the term 'Petrarchan' in 'Petrarchan sonnet' come from?

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Question 21 21. In Whitman's first stanza, when he says, O heart! heart! heart! as he sees the bleeding drops of red, Where on the deck my Captain lies, Fallen cold and dead, what stage of loss is he describing?

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Question 22 22.

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.

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Question 23 23. Which type of ode used a chorus?

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Question 24 24. When Whitman writes, the ship is anchor'd safe and sound, its voyage closed and done he is describing the _____ stage of loss.

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Question 25 25. What does it mean for a poem to have an ABAB rhyme scheme?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is NOT a component of a Pindaric ode?

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Question 27 27. Ode on a Grecian Urn is _____.

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Question 28 28. Which term describes a two-word (typically hyphenated) representation of one person, place, or thing through its associations with others?

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Question 29 29. What meter is traditionally associated with the Petrarchan sonnet?

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Question 30 30. What is analyzing a poem for its rhythm and meter known as?

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SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Types of Poetry Chapter Exam Instructions

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