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STAAR Review of Literary Terms Poetry

Quiz by Michele Galvan

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34 questions
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  • Q1
    A form of writing that often uses imagery, rhyme or rhythm to create an emotional response.
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    Poetry
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    The pattern of end rhyme in a poem; each line is assigned a letter and lines that rhyme are given the same letter.
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    Rhyme Scheme
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    A musical quality produced by the repetition of stressed and unstressed syllables
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    Rhythm
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  • Q4
    Language that appeals to the senses (sight, hearing, touch, taste, or smell).
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    Imagery
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  • Q5
    Words that sound like their meaning.
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    Onomatopoeia
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    The repetition of INITIAL consonant sounds in words that are close together.
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    Alliteration
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    Giving human qualities to an object, animal, or idea.
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    Personification
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    When an object or idea represents something else.
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    Symbolism
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    A comparison between two unlike things, using the words like or as.
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    Simile
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    A comparison between two unlike things, WITHOUT using the words like or as.
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    Metaphor
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    An extreme exaggeration
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    Hyperbole
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  • Q12
    Repetition of vowel sounds within neighboring words.
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    Assonance
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  • Q13
    Repetition of consonant sounds within or at the end of words.
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    Consonance
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  • Q14
    Comparisons between unrelated things or ideas to reveal the familiar in surprising ways. Similes, metaphors, personification, hyperbole, imagery, and allusion are all types of this.
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    Figurative Language
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  • Q15
    a songlike poem that tells a story, often about adventure or romance.
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    Ballad
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    poetry that tells a story and includes a plot and characters
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    Narrative Poetry
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    When lines are organized in units of meaning; always separated by extra white space.
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    Stanzas
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  • Q18
    when a poet repeats words, or lines
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    Repetition
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  • Q19
    poetry that lacks structure. It does not have a regular rhyme, rhythm, or stanza patterns
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    Free Verse
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  • Q20
    a three line Japanese form that describes something in nature. The first and third lines have five syllables, and the second line has seven.
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    Haiku
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