Identifying Forms in American Poetry


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The difference between an iambic foot and a trochaic foot is that _____.

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1. What is the term for the unit of rhythm in a line of poetry?

2. How do you know when a poem is written in free verse?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Poetic form refers to the structure of a poem, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the various elements that make up that form. You will need to be familiar with terms such as iambic and trochaic foot, rhyme scheme, and meter.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of the following topics associated with poetry:

  • Iambic and trochaic foot
  • Rhythm and rhyme
  • Free verse
  • Meter

Skills Practiced

This quiz will assist your development of the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related poetry lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as iambic and trochaic foot
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding characteristics of free verse
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about determining a rhyme scheme

Additional Learning

To learn more about poetry, review the accompanying lesson called Identifying Forms in American Poetry. This lesson will help you do exactly what the title suggests, as well as enable you to:

  • Understand the meaning of poetic form
  • Differentiate between rhythm and rhyme
  • Learn relevant vocabulary