Repetition in Poems: Examples & Definition


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Why would a poet use repetition?

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1. When a word is repeated throughout a poem, such as the word 'bells' in Edgar Allen Poe's poem The Bells, that is an example of:

2. What idea is emphasized through the use of repetition in Stephen Crane's poem War is Kind?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to test your understanding of repetition in poetry. Topics on which you'll be assessed include the definition of repetition and an example of repetition in a poem by Stephen Crane.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Reasons poets use repetition in poetry
  • Repetition in Stephen Crane's 'War Is Kind'
  • Overuse of repetition in poetry

Skills Practiced

These tools allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related English lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information regarding repeating words, phrases, or lines and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding repetition in poetry
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the risk from overusing repetition

Additional Learning

To learn more about poetry, review the accompanying lesson titled Repetition in Poems: Examples & Definition, which covers the following objectives:

  • Define repetition in poetry
  • Identify three examples of repetition in poetry
  • Understand the negatives from the overuse of repetition