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Poetry Terms

Quiz by Jessica Sanchez

Grade 7
North Carolina Standard Course of Study

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  • Q1
    Define narrative
    poem that tells a story
  • Q2
    What is a sonnet?
    14-line poem w/ 3 quatrains and 1 couplet (Eng. version)
  • Q3
    What is free verse?
    anything goes (no structure, no spelling required, using poetic license)
  • Q4
    What is a limerick?
    funny verse with 3 long and 2 short lines rhyming
  • Q5
    What is lyrical poetry?
    poems that can be set to music (and lyrics can be analyzed as poetry)
  • Q6
    What is an ode in poetry?
    usually set in a formal tone, meant to honor someone (addresses a particular subject)
  • Q7
    What is a haiku?
    A 3-line Japanese poem, usually about nature (5, 7, 5 syllables)
  • Q8
    What is form or structure in poetry?
    All poems except free verse (poems are in a specific structure or form; considered formal poetry)
  • Q9
    What is a stanza?
    like a paragraph in poetry / break between lines in poetry
  • Q10
    What is "theme" in poetry?
    Usually the lesson learned (universal human traits / characteristics) - main message the poem expresses
  • Q11
    What is "voice" or "speaker" or "point of view" of poetry?
    A poem's speaker (not the narrator) - can be a person, place, or thing
  • Q12
    What is "audience" in poetry?
    Whom the speaker of the poem is talking to
  • Q13
    What is "tone" in poetry?
    Author's attitude towards subject (pos, neg, neutral)
  • Q14
    What is "mood" of poetry?
    The general feeling YOU get from a poem - what do you infer?
  • Q15
    What is a poetic license?
    The ability to do whatever you want in poetry (usually free verse too). You don't have to spell anything correctly, not use grammar, etc. (anything goes)

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