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1 The Poetic Stylings of Poems Themselves
Poetry is a wonderful art, and poems can be free, or very structured. I'll give you part of a poem I've written; you choose the closing line, based on the poem's style.
10 Q
Nov 08 09
1554 plays
2 To What End?
All these questions about poetry have something to do with the end of a poetic form or a line of poetry.
10 Q
Dec 06 14
117 plays
3 A Poetic Alphabet
An abecedarian poem is one where verses begin with successive letters of the alphabet. Try this loosely abecedarian quiz on poetic terms.
25 Q
Jul 06 04
1431 plays
4 Forms of Poetry
I will give you a definition of a form of poetry, and you must choose which form it is from the choices given.
10 Q
Sep 11 02
867 plays
5 Poetic Forms
Sometimes there seem to be almost as many poetic forms as poems themselves! Okay, that's an exaggeration, but many unique forms of poetry exist, and this quiz covers some of them.
10 Q
Apr 21 02
990 plays
6 Poetic Forms
Choose the best answer for each question.
10 Q
Jan 14 03
639 plays
7 Poetry Terms
What sets poetry apart from prose? In this quiz you will test your knowledge about the distinctive set of terms that gives poetry its literary uniqueness.
10 Q
Jun 26 05
1299 plays
8 Poetic Devices
After each line, tell which poetic device is being used.
20 Q
Jun 10 02
1497 plays
9 The Ode Less Travelled
Since reading Stephen Fry's book, I now know my iamb from my anapaest. Test your knowledge of poetic terminology in this quiz based on 'The Ode Less Travelled'.
10 Q
Jan 06 06
321 plays
10 Poetry Terminologies and Types
This quiz is not about famous poets or poems, but about (as the Quiz Title suggests) Poetry Terminologies and Types. An easy quiz that all should enjoy!
10 Q
Dec 15 02
1029 plays
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Some sample questions from this category:

* This poetic form is characterized by fourteen lines of iambic pentameter and a rhyme scheme. This form has several variations including the Petrarchan. What form is it?
* This Japanese form of poetry has five lines. Line one has five syllables, line two has seven, line three has five, and lines four and five have seven syllables each, making a total of 31 syllables. Which form is this?
* This light verse form of poetry has five lines. The first, second, and last lines scan like this: weak STRONG weak weak STRONG weak weak STRONG, and the third and fourth scan like this: weak STRONG weak weak STRONG'. Which form is it?
* This French form of poetry has eight lines. The first, fourth, and seventh lines are identical. So are the second and eighth lines. It usually is written in a combination of iambic tetrameter and trimeter. Which form is it?
* This form of poetry has seven stanzas, six with six lines and one with three lines. The six words that end the first stanza's lines are repeated at the end of the lines in the first six stanzas. The final stanza uses two of these "keywords" per line.

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