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Poetry for Dummies
"If you're taking this quiz, there's a good chance you already know a thing or two about poetry. But if you're not sure what the difference between a sonnet and a nonet is then don't fret because this quiz is here to help! Enjoy!"
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I love to smell the flowers in the spring,
I think that it is just the greatest thing.
These lines are an example of a rhyming ________.
One very common type of poetry is haiku. Though most people recognize the name, they are not always familiar with the poem's country of origin. Where did the haiku originate?
Another type of poem is an epic. An epic is long narrative poem celebrating the adventures and achievements of a hero. Epics
deal with the traditions, mythical or historical, of a nation.
Which of the following is not an example of an epic?
The Lord of the Rings
"The Iliad" and "The Odyssey"
Some people write this type of poem to glorify or praise another person, place or thing. What type of poem is this?
This is a wonderful type of poetry in which rhyming is an option. There are nine lines and the first line has 9 syllables in it. The second line has 8 syllables and the third line has 7 syllables. This pattern follows up to the last line which has only 1 syllable. What kind of poem is this?
Can an epitaph ever be considered a type of poetry?
Often times, poets will write a poem and arrange it so that the poem resembles something, such as a flower or a raindrop or any other kind of figure. What is this type of poetry called?
A limerick is a silly or humorous poem consisting of five lines with a rhyme scheme of a,a,b,b,a. The name "limerick" came from the name of a city in what country?
In this type of poetry, the first letter of each line in the poem spells a word. For instance, the word autumn might be used and so the first line would start with the letter "a", the second line with the letter "u" and so on. Each line may be just one descriptive word or it could be a whole line of words, similar to a sentence. What kind of poem would this be?
(One Word ( eight letters))
Read the following poem:
I wish I may, I wish I might
I wish tonight,
For lasting joy
That is not coy.
I wish for happiness in life
Without the strife,
I want to smile
Once in a while.
I wish each night, upon a star
To travel far,
To see it all
Before I fall.
What type of poetry is this?
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Compiled Jun 28 12