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Poetry Test

Word Bank: imagery, personification, hyperbole, simile, metaphor, rhythm, alliteration,


assonance, symbol, figurative language, meter, mood, rhyme, rhyme scheme, onomatopoeia,
repetition, allusion, stanza, tone

1. Saying "It's about 200 degrees outside" when it's a hot day is an example of
_____________________.

2. The pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a poem is ______________.

3. The sentence "Dumb dogs don't dance" is a good example of ______________________.

4. "My alarm clock is as loud as a lawn mower" contains a _________________.

5. A reference to a person, place, or event from literature, or history with which the reader is
expected to be familiar is a/an ______________________.

6. A group of lines in a poem is called a ___________________ (poem paragraph).

7. The term ____________ ____________ refers to language that goes beyond the usual
literal meaning. Common examples of ____________ ____________ (same answer!)
are similes, metaphors, personification, and hyperbole.

8. Language that appeals to the five senses is called ______________.

9. A comparison between two things that DOES NOT use "like" or "as" is a
_____________________; it just means calling one thing something else.

10. The attitude the writer or speaker takes toward the audience, the subject, or a character in
a poem or story is called _____________.

11. A feeling the reader gets from a poem or a story is the _______________.

12. Something that has meaning of its own but also stands for something else (like an idea or
emotion) in a poem, story, or novel is called a _________________.

13. The pattern of end rhyme in a poem is called its ______________ _____________.

14. Words like "crash," "boom," and "hiss" are examples of ______________________.

15. Giving human characteristics to something nonhuman is called


______________________.

16. Using any element more than once (like a sound, word, phrase, or sentence) in writing is
called _______________________.
17. The repetition of words that have the same vowel and ending sound is called
________________.

18. The repetition of consonants at the beginning of words is called _________________.

19. A ____________________ is an exaggeration or the obvious stretching of the truth to


emphasize strong feeling or to create a humorous effect.

20. Simile, metaphor, personification, and hyperbole are all common examples of
______________ ______________.

Analyze the following poem.

21. Identify and label the rhyme scheme on the right side of the poem.

22. Mark the meter of the first line.

23. Underline and label two examples of simile.

24. Underline and label two examples of personification.

“I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” --William Wordsworth

I wandered lonely as a cloud


That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine


And twinkle on the Milky Way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they


Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed--and gazed--but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie


In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.

25. In your own words, explain what the poem is about. ___________________________________
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Poetry Terms

Answer the questions below by filling in the circle beside the best answer.

Saying "It's about 200 degrees outside" when it's a hot day is an example of
_____________________.

hyperbole
alliteration
tone
onomatopoeia

The pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a poem is ______________.


repetition
rhythm
rhyme scheme
rhyme

The sentence "Dumb dogs don't dance" is an example of ______________________.


rhyme
figurative language
allusion
alliteration

"My alarm clock is as loud as a lawn mower" contains a _________________.


rhyme
simile
metaphor
symbol
A reference to a person, place, or event from history, literature, or culture with which the reader
is expected to be familiar is a/an ______________________.

allusion
hyperbole
simile
metaphor

A group of lines in a poem is called a ___________________.


paragraph
metaphor
rhyme scheme
stanza

The term ______________________ refers to language that goes beyond the usual literal
meaning. Common examples of _____________________ (same answer!) are similes,
metaphors, personification, and hyperbole.
rhyme scheme
figurative language
five senses
poetic language

Language that appeals to the 5 senses is called ______________.


imagery
onomatopoeia
rhyme
poetic
A comparison between two things that DOES NOT use "like" or "as" is a
_____________________.
symbol
metaphor
rhyme
simile

The attitude the writer or speaker takes toward the audience, the subject, or a character in a poem
or story is called _____________.
tone
symbol
stanza
personification

A feeling created by a poem or a story is the ____________.


rhyme
repetition
mood
tone

Something concrete that stands for something else (like an idea or emotion) in a poem, story, or
novel is called a _________________.
hyperbole
mood
symbol
simile
The pattern of end rhyme in a poem is called its ___________________.
stress pattern
rhyme scheme
poetic scheme
figurative language

Words like "crash," "boom," and "hiss" are examples of __________________.


rhyme scheme
personification
onomatopoeia
tone

Giving human characteristics to something nonhuman is called __________________.


repetition
hyperbole
personification
allusion

Using in any element more than once (like a sound, word, phrase, or sentence) in writing is
called __________________.
rhythm
hyperbole
repetition
allusion
The repetition of words that have the same ending sound is called _____________.

rhythm
repetition
tone
rhyme

The repetition of sounds at the beginning of words is called ________________.


rhyme scheme
alliteration
allusion
rhyme

A ____________________ is an exaggeration or the obvious stretching of the truth to emphasize


strong feeling or to create a humorous effect.
hyperbole
allusion
metaphor
repetition

Similes, metaphors, personfication, and hyperbole are all common examples of


________________________.
repetition
figurative language
onomatopoeia
allusion