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How well do you know the poetic language? Test yourself with 10 questions at each try.
A painting by Van Gogh

          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:
 "A little month! or ere those shoes were old/ With which she followed my poor father's body…" 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?
2. Poetry Terms:
 What poetic device does Whitman use when he addresses Lincoln in "O Captain, My Captain!" as if he were alive and present and could reply?
3. Poetry Terms:
 Note that in the quote are associations that are connected to a certain word or the emotional suggestions related to that word, such as the cat and other attributes related to a cat in "Fog" by Carl Sandburg.------- "The fog comes on little cat feet. It sits looking over harbor and city on silent haunches and then moves on." --- What is this poetic device called that clusters related meanings around the meaning of one word?
4. Poetry Terms:
 What is syllabic verse?
       The verse form in which the syllables are separated by dashes on every other line        
       A short form of verse with a silly or satiric subject        
       A form of poetry written like a syllabus or the contents of a curriculum        
       A type of verse written only by counting the number of syllables in each line        
       A type of verse where lines consist of graphic imagery and cacophony        
5. 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        
6. Poetry Form Term:
 What is an antiphon?
       A quiet, meditative poem        
       The consecutive placement of syllables with contrasting sounds        
       A poem with words and phrases put together from several unrelated sources        
       A poem that is a journal of the poet's daily activities ending in an epiphany        
       A poem in which two voices respond to one another in alternate verses or stanzas        
7. Poetry Terms:
 What is assonance?
       Repetition of vowel sounds in different but closely placed words        
       Repetition of the same name in the beginning of each stanza        
       Repetition of assurances in different but closely placed lines        
       Another word for alliteration        
       Repetiton of the same phrase in the beginning of consecutive lines        
8. 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        
9. 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        
10. 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?
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