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Quiz about Poetic Devices
Quiz about Poetic Devices

Poetic Devices Trivia Quiz


After each line, tell which poetic device is being used.

A multiple-choice quiz by valrenee. Estimated time: 6 mins.
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Author
valrenee
Time
6 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
77,242
Updated
Feb 20 23
# Qns
20
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
13 / 20
Plays
6311
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Question 1 of 20
1. The leaves danced in the wind Hint


Question 2 of 20
2. Children! Where have you gone? Hint


Question 3 of 20
3. The storm was a raging bull. Hint


Question 4 of 20
4. The whistling wind was whipping my wet hair around my neck. Hint


Question 5 of 20
5. Acorns mourned the return of autumn Hint


Question 6 of 20
6. My love is like a red, red rose

Answer: (One Word)
Question 7 of 20
7. How do you see through the things I do Hint


Question 8 of 20
8. The sound of water falling in time drip drip drip

Answer: (One Word)
Question 9 of 20
9. With a lift of the gun BANG! Hint


Question 10 of 20
10. You blind mouths! How can you be so dull? Hint


Question 11 of 20
11. What term is used to describe the vocabulary a poet uses? Hint


Question 12 of 20
12. What word describes the feeling of a poem (i.e. suspenseful, humorous, etc.)?

Answer: (One Word)
Question 13 of 20
13. What term is used to describe the conjunction of two words that seem to contradict each other, like 'good grief'?

Answer: (One Word)
Question 14 of 20
14. What do you call the pattern that a poem follows, labeled with letters, i.e. AABBCCDD?

Answer: (Two Words)
Question 15 of 20
15. What do you call a 14 line poem with the rhyme scheme ABAB CDCD EFEF GG?

Answer: (One Word)
Question 16 of 20
16. What do you call two lines that rhyme?

Answer: (One or Two Words)
Question 17 of 20
17. Your brother's blood cries out to me from the ground Hint


Question 18 of 20
18. I love you, I hate you. Hint


Question 19 of 20
19. What happens during assonance? Hint


Question 20 of 20
20. What is antithesis as a literary device? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. The leaves danced in the wind

Answer: personification

Whenever an inanimate object is given human-like qualities, it is called personification.
2. Children! Where have you gone?

Answer: apostrophe

An address to someone or something absent or inanimate.
3. The storm was a raging bull.

Answer: metaphor

A metaphor states (or implies) that two things are the same, emphasizing their shared qualities. In this case, the violence and destructiveness of the storm is being conveyed by considering it to have the properties of a raging bull.
4. The whistling wind was whipping my wet hair around my neck.

Answer: alliteration

Alliteration is the repetition of a beginning sound.
5. Acorns mourned the return of autumn

Answer: pathetic fallacy

Pathetic fallacy is a specific form of personification that has nature conveying an emotion.
6. My love is like a red, red rose

Answer: simile

A simile is a comparison that uses 'like' or 'as'. The last three words all begin with the same sound, making this also an example of alliteration, while the fact that the word 'red' is there twice makes it an example of repetition for emphasis.
7. How do you see through the things I do

Answer: assonance

Assonance is the repetition of a vowel sound. In this poem it was the 'oo' sound.
8. The sound of water falling in time drip drip drip

Answer: echo

An echo is a repetition of a word or phrase... drip, drip, drip. Since it also sounds like the action it speaks about, this could also be considered onomatopoeia.
9. With a lift of the gun BANG!

Answer: onomatopoeia

Onamatopoeia is attaching letters together to create a sound....bang, splash, schluck, tinkle.
10. You blind mouths! How can you be so dull?

Answer: transferred epithet

A transferred epithet is an unusual pairing of an adjective and noun.
11. What term is used to describe the vocabulary a poet uses?

Answer: diction

Diction is sometimes used to refer to the way in which words are pronounced, but it also (and more traditionally for linguists) refers to the selection of specific words for their connotative as well as denotative meanings.
12. What word describes the feeling of a poem (i.e. suspenseful, humorous, etc.)?

Answer: tone

13. What term is used to describe the conjunction of two words that seem to contradict each other, like 'good grief'?

Answer: oxymoron

14. What do you call the pattern that a poem follows, labeled with letters, i.e. AABBCCDD?

Answer: rhyme scheme

15. What do you call a 14 line poem with the rhyme scheme ABAB CDCD EFEF GG?

Answer: sonnet

William Shakespeare was known for this form of poetry, as was Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
16. What do you call two lines that rhyme?

Answer: rhyming couplet

An example: I'm going to my own hearth-stone / Bosomed in yon green hills alone.
17. Your brother's blood cries out to me from the ground

Answer: personification

This example is from the book of Genesis, showing that the Bible uses poetic devices.
18. I love you, I hate you.

Answer: antithesis

Antithesis is a balanced statement. 'A Tale of Two Cities' begins with one as well: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
19. What happens during assonance?

Answer: repetition of vowel sounds

20. What is antithesis as a literary device?

Answer: combining contrasting ideas

Source: Author valrenee

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