Glossary of Literary Terms: Poetry


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What is the basic unit of measurement in poetry?

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1. In a poem, the _____ is its literal meaning and _____ is what it implies.

2. What style of writing was Shakespeare primarily known for?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These study tools will help you gauge your understanding of some of the common literary terms used when discussing poetry. Some of the topics you'll be quizzed on include units of measurement in poetry and types of poetry.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Term for the basic unit of measurement in poetry
  • Term for what a word implies
  • Style of poetry Shakespeare is known for
  • Term for analyzing a poem's rhythm and meter
  • The type of poem written to someone no longer in your life

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about poetry in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as scansion and connotation
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding types of poetry
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about technical terms used in poetry

Additional Learning

To learn more about poetry terminology, review the corresponding lesson on Common Literary Terms for Poetry. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discuss technical terms relating to poetry
  • Review literary terms
  • Explore types of poetry