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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 synechdoche?
       A part that is used to signify the whole        
       Repetition of vowel sounds        
       Uneven meter        
       The theme of the poem        
       A badly written poem        
2. Poetry Terms:
 What is pathetic fallacy?
       A form of spatial prosody        
       An artificial character created by the speaker in a poem        
       Attribution of human characteristics to inanimate objects        
       Using derogatory remarks while praising someone        
       An oral-formulaic strategy of archaic poetry        
3. Poetry Terms:
 What is Poe's repetition of vowels called in "Volume of forgotten lore" from Raven?
4. Poetry Terms:
 What is meter?
       The entire length of an epic poem        
       Measurement of verse according to the pattern of its stressed and unstressed syllables        
       Two or more balancing statements        
       Verse that makes fun of a public figure's elocution        
       Measurement of similar or contrasting ideas in a poem        
5. 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?
6. Poetry Terms:
 What is the term for two or more syllables that together make up the smallest unit of rhythm in a poem?
       Poulter's measure        
       Dub poetry        
7. Poetry Terms:
 What is conceit?
       Making fun of a public figure in the first part of an epic        
       Writing a poem with an archaic diction        
       Writing free verse with lines haphazardly turning over        
       Comparing two extremely dissimilar things like the sun to a worm        
       The build up of parallel lines to create emotion        
8. 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        
9. Poetry Terms:
 What is the name of the poetic device when a poet directly addresses an absent person, place or an abstraction as in the following example? "Hail to thee, blithe spirit!/ Bird thou never wert…" --"To a Skylark" by Percy B. Shelley--
       Falling Meter        
10. 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        
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