Types of Poetry Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. 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?

Question 2 2. Julie is reading a dramatic monologue at her local theater. Which of the following would be TRUE of her performance?

Question 3 3. How was Lord Tennyson's idyll, Idylls of the King, different from previous idylls?

Question 4 4. How do an elegy and a eulogy differ in terms of tone?

Question 5 5.

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

Question 7 7. The English sonnet is also called a

Question 8 8. Which poetic format was used by Shakespeare and Marlowe in their dramas?

Question 9 9. Who made free verse popular among American poets?

Question 10 10. What category of poetry is based on unrhymed lines and lack of a regular meter?

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Question 11 11. 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 12 12. Italian sonnets are named after _____, while English sonnets are named after _____.

Question 13 13. Using similar grammatical constructions to create a poetic effect is known as _____.

Question 14 14. How do Shakespearean and Petrarchan sonnets differ?

Question 15 15. The Elder Statesman by T.S. Eliot is a 20th-century example of what type of dramatic poetry?

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Question 16 16. How are blank verse and free verse different?

Question 17 17. A sonnet that is divided into three quatrains and a couplet is called a

Question 18 18. The description, sailing across the wine-dark sea is an example of what poetic device?

Question 19 19. When Whitman writes, the ship is anchor'd safe and sound, its voyage closed and done he is describing the _____ stage of loss.

Question 20 20. Why do poets invoke the muses?

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Question 21 21. What do we call ordinary written or spoken word?

Question 22 22. Which type of ode used a chorus?

Question 23 23. Which of the following is NOT a form of dramatic poetry?

Question 24 24. What's an ode?

Question 25 25. The number of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry is called _____.

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Question 26 26. Ode on a Grecian Urn is _____.

Question 27 27. Which stage of loss is Whitman illustrating when he says, the flag is flung--for you the bugle trills;, bouquets and ribbon'd wreaths and eager faces are used to further pay tribute to Lincoln's life?

Question 28 28. How many total syllables do you find in a line of iambic pentameter?

Question 29 29. A reflective poem that laments the loss of someone or something is known as _____.

Question 30 30. Which kinds of poems focus on romance?

Types of Poetry Chapter Exam Instructions

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