Different Approaches to Reading Poetry


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

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

2. What is the term for words with pleasant sounds?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will assess your knowledge of poetry reading and analysis skills. You'll be quizzed on related terms and techniques involving the reading of poetry, such as the writing exercise that helps with analysis.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessment tools will test you on:

  • What tells readers to pause in a poem
  • A method for quickly generating ideas on a poem
  • Technique for appreciating a poet's use of sound
  • Term that describes pleasant sounds in a poem

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on poetry reading
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding poetry terms
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about poetry reading techniques

Additional Learning

To solidify your understanding of the topic, review the accompanying lesson, Different Approaches to Reading Poetry. The lesson contains the following objectives:

  • Learn how to approach a poem that you are reading for pleasure
  • Define end stop line and enjambed lines
  • Find out how to read a poem that you will be discussing with a group
  • Describe techniques for analyzing a poem