Identifying Forms in English Poetry


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What is the physical structure of a poem?

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1. How do iambic verse and trochaic verse differ?

2. What is the rhythm of a poem?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you quickly assess your understanding of the structure of English poetry. For success on the quiz, you'll need to be familiar with some common terms related to this style of poetry.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on the following English poetry vocabulary:

  • Poetic form
  • Iambic and blank verse
  • Meter
  • Iambic pentameter

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related English lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as meter and iambic pentameter
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the composition of English poetry

Additional Learning

To find out more, review the accompanying lesson on Identifying Forms in English Poetry. The following topics will be addressed in the lesson:

  • What poetic form means
  • Types of meter and rhyme used in English poetry
  • Examples of English poems that represent the types of meter and rhyme discussed