Learning How to Write Poetry


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Which of the following are ways to break up the monotony of rhyme in lyric poetry?

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1. What type of poem has no set structure, meter, or rhyme, but usually uses figurative language to sound ''poetic''?

2. Which of the following is not an example of figurative language?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Measure your understanding of how to write poetry with this convenient quiz and worksheet that covers topics like avoiding monotony in poetry. You can take this multiple-choice quiz at any time.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Here's what the quiz will test you on:

  • Breaking up rhyme monotony in poetry
  • Poetry without a set structure, meter, or rhyme
  • Examples of figurative language
  • A grouping of poetic lines
  • Grouping several syllables of rhythm in a poem

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how to write poetry
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about figurative language and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding poetry without a set structure, meter, or rhyme

Additional Learning

Explore this topic further by reviewing the related lesson titled Learning How to Write Poetry. Here's a snapshot of what the lesson covers:

  • Examples of poetic structures
  • Free verse challenges
  • Unstressed and stressed syllables