Poetic Devices: Definition, Types & Examples


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Why would a poet choose to use consonance or assonance?

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1. Why would a poet use onomatopoeia?

2. What are two devices that can help create rhythm in a poem?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Poetic devices are tools that poets can use to enhance their poems, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of them. Some vocabulary terms you'll be assessed on include consonance, onomatopoeia, and anapest.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Types of poetic devices
  • Reasons for using the various types
  • Famous poet and his use of poetic devices

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related poetry lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as assonance and consonance
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding devices that create rhythm in poetry

Additional Learning

To learn more about poetry, review the accompanying lesson called Poetic Devices: Definition, Types & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the definition of poetic devices and why they are used
  • Differentiate between the types of poetic devices
  • Compare simile and metaphor
  • Know important poets' works and their uses of these devices