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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 an invocation?
       The carrying over of one line into the next without any grammatical break        
       An adressing of a god or goddess usually in the beginning of an epic poem        
       A poem of loss, lamentation, regret, and sorrow        
       A poem that is a journal of the poet's daily activities ending in an epiphany        
       A half stanza concluding some French forms        
2. 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        
3. Poetry Terms:
 What is the poetic term for word pictures?
4. Poetry Terms:
 "Others will enter the gates of the ferry, and cross from shore to shore; Others will watch the run of the flood-tide; Others will see the shipping of Manhattan north and west, and the heights of Brooklyn to the south and east; Others will see the islands large and small;" Walt Whitman in "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry" repeats the word "Others" in the beginnings of his lines. What is the name of the poetic device he has used?
       Masculine Rhyme        
       Feminine Rhyme        
5. Poetry Terms:
 "Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe" Lewis Carroll makes use of what device in 'Jabberwocky' by using unpleasant sounds created by clashing consonants?
       Aleatory methods        
6. Poetry Terms:
 What kind of a rhyme this word pair would make? eating // feeding
       Masculine Rhyme        
       Rising Meter        
       Feminine Rhyme        
7. Poetry terms:
 "*Once in a life, they tell us, // and once only,* *So great a thing as a great love may come--* *To crown us, // or to mark us with a scar *No craft or custom shall obliterate"* From Roman Bartholow by Edwin Arlington Robinson---- What is the pause called, which falls naturally within a line of verse and is sometimes designated by a mark like // in scansion?
8. Poetry Terms:
 What is a line break?
       Putting in several spaces or tabs between words on a line        
       The end of a line in a poem        
       An unruly line in a poem different from the other lines in subject, tone, or structure        
       The place in a line where the subject of the poem changes direction        
       A punctuation mark inside a line        
9. 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        
10. Poetry Terms:
 What is the continuation of a sentence from one line into the next called?
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