Poetry Analysis Quiz Review

If the following lines appeared in a poem, which senses would the imagery be appealing to? “The metal shined bright like a diamond, and sang a beautiful song of engine gears grinding…”
sight and hearing

Imagery is_________.
language that helps a reader recreate what the writer is describing using the five senses.

Alliteration is________________.
the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of two or more nearby words.

True or false: the following is an example of alliteration- “dreadfully down the doomed water slide.”
true

A “simile” is ______________.
a comparison of two unlike things using the words “like” or “as”.

“She was as fast as a cheetah” is what type of figurative language?
simile

True or False: In a poem, the following lines appear: “The city is/a busy ant pile/ scattering everywhere”. By writing this, the poet means that the city is boring and lifeless.
false

True or False: In a poem, the following lines appear: “The city is/a busy ant pile/ scattering everywhere”. By writing this, the poet means that the city is busy and chaotic.
true

True or False: In a poem, the following lines appear: “The city is/a busy ant pile/ scattering everywhere”. By writing this, the poet is suggesting that the city is quiet and lonely.
false

True or False: In a poem, the following lines appear: “The city is/a busy ant pile/ scattering everywhere”. By writing this, the poet means that the city is exciting and loud.
true

What types of poems follow strict rules about lines, stanzas, rhythm, and rhyme?
traditional

A “metaphor” is _____________.
a comparison between two unlike things without using the words “like” or “as”.

What types of poems have no recognizable patterns or rules; their lines do not rhyme in any regular way, and might not even be similar lengths.
free verse

What type of poetic figurative language is the following: “Rain drops hurry down the gutter like they are late for school.”
personification

True or false: Personification is used in the following lines to suggest that cell phones are loyal and trustworthy- “My cell phone talks to me like it is my best friend/it is like a tour guide for life.”
true

True or false: Consonance is used in the following lines to suggest that cell phones are loyal and trustworthy- “My cell phone talks to me like it is my best friend/it is like a tour guide for life.”
false

“Slow motion snow show” is an example of ____________ (the repetition of vowel sounds in words).
assonance

If a poem has eight lines in some stanzas and then four lines in other stanzas, what kind of poem is it?
free verse

Define “narrative poem”.
poetry written as a story; it has a plot and includes characters

Define”ballad”.
a type of narrative poem that was meant to sung or recited

Define “noble”
honorable; worthy

Define “claret”
dark red

Define “cascade”
a waterfall or something that resembles a waterfall

Define “tawny”
a warm, sandy shade of brownish orange

Define “writhe”
to twist or move painfully

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