Punctuation & Capitalization in Poetry: Rules & Examples


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Which rule is true for classical poetry but not for prose?

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1. Which of the following could be written as poetry rather than prose?

2. Why might a poet choose to bend the rules and use poetic license?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer questions on punctuation and capitalization in poetry. See how much you know about a role of classical poetry and something that can be written as poetry rather than prose.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The following key points will be addressed:

  • Reason a poet might bend the rules of poetry
  • Punctuation in the middle of a line
  • Correct capitalization in a poem

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on poetic punctuation and capitalization
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the use of punctuation in the middle of a line of poetry rather than at the end
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the proper capitalization in a poem and one rule of classical poetry

Additional Learning

Use the lesson named Punctuation & Capitalization in Poetry: Rules & Examples for further insight into the following key subjects:

  • Analysis of poetry and prose
  • Rules associated with poetry
  • Poetic license and some of its examples