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Poetry Basics

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10 questions
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  • Q1
    What is poetry?
    Words written in paragraphs which are emotive
    An emotional feeling
    Words written in stanzas with pattern, rhythm and/or rhyme
    A picture drawn from words
    30s
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  • Q2
    What is prose?
    Writing in paragraphs
    A famous writer
    A movement
    Writing in lines and stanzas
    30s
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  • Q3
    What is a stanza?
    Group of lines grouped by their rhythmical pattern
    Another name for a poem
    Poetic performance
    A paragraph
    30s
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  • Q4
    What is alliteration?
    Repetition of similar vowel sounds in words close together
    Two or more words together that start with the same sound
    Describing an object with human qualities
    Two words which have the same meaning
    30s
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  • Q5
    'The fire was raging like a lion.' What is this an example of?
    Alliteration
    Metaphor
    Analogy
    Simile
    30s
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  • Q6
    He was a speeding bullet. What is this an example of?
    Onomatopoeia
    Simile
    Metaphor
    Assonance
    30s
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  • Q7
    The sausages sizzled in the frying pan. What is this an example of?
    Metaphor
    Onomatopoeia
    Simile
    Assonance
    30s
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  • Q8
    What is assonance?
    Two or more words together that start with the same sound
    Rhyming words
    Words which have opposite meanings
    The repetition of a pattern of similar sounds within a sentence
    30s
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  • Q9
    What is an allusion?
    Device used to connect stanzas in a poem
    Reference to famous historical or literary writings
    Describing an object with human qualities
    Poem written about a dream
    30s
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  • Q10
    What is blank verse?
    A verse which does not rhyme and has ten syllables in each line
    A poem with only one stanza
    A stanza which contains rhyming couplets
    A verse which does not rhyme and has only five lines
    30s
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