Elements of Poetry: Rhymes & Sounds


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What is the acoustic relationship between the words 'sleep' and 'fleet'?

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1. What is the acoustic relationship between the words 'slight' and 'split'?

2. Which term refers to words that have a pleasing sound?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Everyone has different opinions on poetry, but there are some specific uses of rhymes and sound that can change the way poetry is received by people. The quiz/worksheet combo is written to assess your knowledge of the use of rhymes and sound in poetry, and the quiz questions ask you to identify terminology based on specific definitions and poetic structure.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The assessment asks you to correctly select the term(s) that match these definitions and ideas:

  • Words that have a pleasant sound
  • Auditory association between particular words
  • Utilization of sound in a poem
  • Specific attributes of rhyme

Skills Practiced

See how well you employ these skill sets during your completion of the quiz/worksheet:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about rhymes and sound in poetry from the related lesson
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the use of similar sounds in poetry to identify elements that connect words
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding rhyme and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about words that are agreeable to the human ear

Additional Learning

Learn more about the fundamentals of poetry by checking out the dynamic lesson entitled Elements of Poetry: Rhymes & Sounds. You will have met these key learning objectives when you conclude the lesson:

  • Learn about AP Literature curriculum requirements for poetry
  • Understand real-world examples of poetry that employ different sound and rhyme elements
  • Differentiate between stressed and unstressed syllables
  • Know how syllables work
  • Define anisobaric rhyme