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1. What is the meaning of "apheresis"?
2. What character would you expect to find in a bucolic poem?
3. What is the term for a rhythmic break inside a line of verse?
4. Which of the following would be most suitable at a funeral?
5. Staying with the funeral theme, which of the following would be most appropriate for a tomb stone inscription?
6. Which of the following is an (are) element(s) of figurative language?
7. In poetic terms, what is a gnome?
8. An easy one: what is the name for a Japanese poem consisting of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables?
9. Baudelaire and Rimbaud are representatives of which poetic movement?
10. A jongleur was a medieval entertainer who recited or sang poetry.
11. Which of these is a type of poem?
12. What is the term for a humorous five-liner that might start: "There was a young man in Bombay..."?
13. In Greek mythology, the Muses were the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne. Each of them was identified with a specific art or science. There were three for different kinds of poetry alone, but how many were there altogether?
14. Lewis Carrol's "Jabberwocky" is an example of what?
15. What is the term for a lyrical poem on a specific subject - it could be an object, an emotion or a famous person?
16. Where would you find the famous Poet's Corner?
17. A quatrain has four lines, a quintain has five. How many lines does a quatorzain have?
18. What is the name for a poem where every line has one more syllable than the previous one?
19. What is a scop?
20. Which of the following means a poem or song to greet the dawn?
21. What is the meaning of meiosis in poetry?
22. Which of the following is not a synonym for versifier?
23. Which of these is a poem by Rudyard Kipling?
24. What is the name of the imaginary country in Sam Taylor Coleridge's poem "Kubla Khan"?
25. Finally here is a double-barreled question for the last two letters of the alphabet: Which poet is correctly matched with his birthplace?
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