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Poetry Basics

Quiz by Denise Grandits

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  • Q1
    A couplet is
    if the poem has iambic pentameter
    four lines of poetry
    the paragraph in a poem
    two lines of poetry
    30s
  • Q2
    A quatrain is
    All the lines in a poem
    3 lines of poetry
    4 lines of poetry
    2 lines of poetry
    30s
  • Q3
    A stanza is....
    the rhyme scheme in a poem
    two lines of poetry
    the paragraphs of a poem
    four lines of poetry
    30s
  • Q4
    What do we mean when we talk about the poem's RHYME SCHEME?
    if the poem has iambic pentameter
    the pattern of any rhyming in a poem
    if the poem is more than one stanza
    the form of poem it is (like a sonnet)
    30s
  • Q5
    Which of these groups of lines shows this rhyme scheme: ABAB (NOTE: THE / indicates that one line of the poem has ended and another begins after the slash)
    The black, fuzzy cat/And the silly, fat dog/Found a hole with a rat/Inside a fallen log
    The black, fuzzy cat/Found a hole with a rat/And the silly, fat dog/Inside a fallen log
    The black, fuzzy cat/And the silly, fat dog/Saw inside a fallen log/A hole with a rat
    45s
  • Q6
    Ah, such music to my ears! Iambic pentameter can be described as:
    The pattern of rhyming in a poem that makes it sound like a song
    10 syllables of "beats" in a line of text that sounds like your heartbeat
    5 syllables of "beats" in a line of text that sounds like your heartbeat
    A poem that has no rhyming at all so it's all kind of free flowing
    45s
  • Q7
    A poem that ALWAYS has 14 lines and follows a specific rhyme scheme is called...
    a free verse
    an elegy
    an epic
    a sonnet
    30s
  • Q8
    A poem that is super, super long...like it can be as long as a book is called...
    an ode
    an elegy
    a ballad/narrative
    an epic
    30s
  • Q9
    A poem that tells a story is known as
    a blank verse
    a free verse
    a sonnet
    a ballad or narrative
    30s
  • Q10
    A poem written in honor of someone or something that is still ALIVE is known as...
    an elegy
    a stanza
    an ode
    a sonnet
    30s
  • Q11
    A poem that is written in honor of someone who has died is known as...
    an elegy
    an ode
    a sonnet
    a free verse
    30s
  • Q12
    A poem that has no rhyme scheme and DOES NOT use iambic pentameter is known as...
    a narrative/ballad
    a free verse
    a blank verse
    a sonnet
    30s
  • Q13
    A poem that usually has iambic pentameter but may not have any lines that rhyme is known as a...
    ode
    blank verse
    free verse
    elegy
    30s

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