Poetry, Part I

The final two lines of Shakespeare’s “Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day?” promises the subject of his sonnet
immortality.

Which of the following terms is defined as, “words that sound alike”?
Rhyme.

Which line /best/ illustrates alliteration?
And sings a solitary song.

Which of the following is an example of a simile?
Her stomach rumbled like an approaching train.

Blank verse is always
unrhymed.

Which of these lines contains a metaphor?
She offered him a hundred-watt smile.

“Foam brightens like the dogwood now” is an example of
a simile.

Which of the following terms is the Greek word for “measure”?
Meter.

The line “I wandered lonely as a cloud” is an example of a
simile.

Similes and metaphors are both considered types of
figurative language.

Which statement about free verse is /correct/?
It can be either rhymed or unrhymed.

Repeating the last letter or sound in a word is a technique known as
consonance.

Which statement is an example of personification?
The wind whispered her name.

What’s the main difference between a metaphor and a simile?
A simile uses “like” or “as” to make comparisons and a metaphor doesn’t.

Which of the following is an example of alliteration?
Foolish flaws and personal preferences.

When a poet wishes to use figurative language, he or she will use words that are
both connotative and denotative.

A poem that has 14 lines and a specific rhyme scheme is called
a sonnet.

A definition of formal poetry is verse that
sticks to certain traditional patterns.

The phrase “the middle of May” is an example of
alliteration.

/Personification/ means to give human traits to
nonhuman objects.

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