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How well do you know the poetic language? Test yourself with 10 questions at each try.
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          Like most living things, poetry has a language with special terms of its own.

         Sometimes, we receive reviews for our poems including some poetry terms.

         Sometimes, when we read a poem, we want recognize poetic devices the poet uses.

         Sometimes, we want to write poems using the poetic devices.

         All in these cases, knowing the terms enhances our appreciation of poetry.

         Here is a fun quiz to see how well you remember some of the terms of poetry.

          This quiz has a lot of questions. You may take it as many times as you wish. Each time you take it, it is possible to encounter different questions.

Good Luck!

1. Poetry Terms:
 What is caesura?
       The climax of the poem        
       A very short poem        
       A hint of what is to come next        
       A pause that falls naturally within a line of verse        
       The effect of implying a meaning        
2. Poetry Terms:
 "A little month! or ere those shoes were old/ With which she followed my poor father's body‚Ķ" Here, in Hamlet, Shakespeare refers to Niobe--who is the symbol of grief--while describing Queen Gertrude. What is the poetic device called when a poet refers to something with which he presumes the reader is familiar?
3. Poetry Terms:
 What do we call those rhymes in a poem when the end rhymes share a similarity but do not exactly rhyme like in "jade" "head" "bead," ?
       Slant rhymes, half rhymes, or off rhymes        
       Resounding rhymes        
       Shakespearean rhymes        
       Elevated rhymes        
       Shifting or turning rhymes        
4. Poetry Terms:
 What is Poe's repetition of vowels called in "Volume of forgotten lore" from Raven?
5. Poetry Terms:
 What is a collage poem?
       A poem with pictures or photos pasted on the side of the page it is written on        
       A visual poem that has a specific shape with each line printed ina different color        
       A poem with words and phrases put together from several unrelated sources        
       A poem that is a journal of the poet's daily activities        
       A poem made from lists of painting supplies        
6. Poetry Terms:
 What do we mean when we say "diction" in a poem?
       Word choices or the vocabulary of the poem        
       All the words with concrete images        
       The sporadic use of a foreign language in a poem        
       The theme of the poem        
       A poem without line breaks        
7. Poetry Terms:
 What is the word that describes the process of analyzing a poem's meter? This is usually done by marking the stressed and unstressed syllables in each line and then, based on the pattern of the stresses, dividing the line into feet.
8. Poetry Terms:
 What is the figure of speech that uses exaggeration called, as the one John Donne used in the following lines? "Go and catch a falling star, Get with child a mandrake root, Tell me where all past years are, Or who cleft the Devil's foot, "
       Masculine Rhyme        
9. Poetry Terms:
 Unrhymed iambic pentameter, which is a type of meter in poetry, and there are five iambs to a line. What is this called?
       Masculine Rhyme        
       Blank Verse        
10. Poetry Terms:
 What is a rhyme scheme?
       A metered line of verse        
       Words related in meaning        
       A pattern of end rhymes        
       A pattern of internal rhymes        
       Systematic implying of the same meaning in each line        
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