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Poetry Definitions For Beginners: 10 Multiple Choice Questions

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Poetry Definitions For Beginners

This quiz consists of 10 multiple-choice questions that cover a range of topics, including the different types of poems, poetic devices, and common literary terms used in poetry.

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What is rhyme?

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What is a stanza?

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What is onomatopoeia?

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What is repetition?

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What is personification?

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What is a simile?

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What is a metaphor?

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What is alliteration?

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What is imagery?

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What is a haiku?

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Famous Poets: 20 Multiple-Choice Questions

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Famous Poets: 20 Multiple Choice Questions

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One of the leading poets of the 18th century, he was an English satirist and translator from the Enlightenment period.

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He was the official Poet Laureate for a significant portion of Queen Victoria's reign as monarch.

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He fearlessly advocated for causes such as human rights, gay liberation, free speech, and environmental conservation.

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The American writer, who went by the names LeRoi Jones and Imamu Amear Baraka, was celebrated for his works encompassing poetry, drama, fiction, essays, and music criticism.

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An English metaphysical poet, satirist, and statesman, he held multiple terms in the House of Commons between 1659 and 1678.

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A multifaceted Canadian writer, she has excelled in the fields of poetry, essay writing, translation, classics, and academia.

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She was the trailblazing New World Poet who became the first woman to receive recognition for her exceptional literary talent.

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An American poet renowned for her deeply personal and introspective poetry, she earned the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1967 for her book Live or Die.

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As an artist and activist of international acclaim, she received numerous awards and recognitions, including the prestigious Walt Whitman Citation of Merit.

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 With his widespread appeal, he earned the title "the most famous poet in America" from the New York Times.

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Her literary legacy is defined by her sole novel, Wuthering Heights, which has become a seminal work of English literature.

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A prominent English poet of the Victorian era, she is most famous for her magnum opus, "How Do I Love Thee?"

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His literary output was vast and varied, comprising approximately 2,900 poems, four plays, two autobiographical novels, and numerous essays. He is widely recognized as one of the most significant American poets of the 20th century.

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An American writer, poet, editor, and literary critic, he is most recognized for his poetry and short stories, which often explored themes of mystery and the macabre

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Among his numerous literary accomplishments, he is most famously known for composing the iconic poem "Do not go gentle into that good night."

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As a Saint Lucian poet and playwright, his legacy is marked by the publication of Green Night: Poems 1948-1960 and his epic poem Omeros, which continue to be revered by readers and critics alike.

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His most celebrated work, known as The Divine Comedy in English, is considered his magnum opus and is widely renowned.

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An English author known for her poetry, she wrote pieces that spanned various genres, including romantic, devotional, and children's works.

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Through his extensive writing, which spanned poetry and prose, he brought to light the ugliness of urban living and the plight of the oppressed in American culture.

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As a poet, painter, engraver, and visionary, he dedicated his life to catalyzing a transformation in both societal structures and individual consciousness.

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Famous Poems: 20 Multiple-Choice Questions

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Famous Poems: 20 Multiple-Choice Questions

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"A Contribution to Statistics" is a famous poem by Wislawa Szymborska. What is the next line of this poem after "Out of a hundred people"?

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"I crave your mouth, your voice, your hair" is the opening line of a poem by Pablo Neruda. What is the next line of this poem?

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"Sonnet 29" is a famous sonnet by William Shakespeare. What is the next line of this poem after "When, in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes,"?

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"A thing of beauty is a joy forever: Its loveliness increases; it will never Pass into nothingness; but still will keep A bower quiet for us, and a sleep Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing."

 - What is the title of this poem?

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"Paradise Lost" is a famous epic poem by John Milton. What is the next line of this poem after "Of Man's first disobedience, and the fruit"?

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"Tyger Tyger, burning bright,

In the forests of the night;

 What immortal hand or eye, 

Could frame thy fearful symmetry?"

 

 - Who is the author of this poem?

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"I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o'er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils."

 - What is the title of this poem?

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"roll the dice" is the opening line of a poem by Charles Bukowski.

What is the next line of this poem?

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"Because I could not be with you, I will write across the page the words I was too afraid to speak, I was too afraid to stay, I was too afraid to leave."

 

- What is the title of this poem?

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"I am the master of my fate, 

I am the captain of my soul." 

 

- What is the title of this poem?

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"Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate: Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer's lease hath all too short a date." 

- What is the title of this poem?

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"The Waste Land" is a famous poem by T.S. Eliot. What is the next line of this poem after "April is the cruellest month"?

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"Because I could not stop for Death - He kindly stopped for me -"

- What is the next line of this poem?

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"Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul."

 - What is the title of this poem?

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"Ode to a Nightingale" is a famous poem by John Keats. What is the next line of this poem after "My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains"?

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"The woods are lovely, dark and deep, 

But I have promises to keep, 

And miles to go before I sleep, 

And miles to go before I sleep."

 

 - What is the title of this poem?

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"Ozymandias" is a famous poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley. What is the next line of this poem after "I met a traveller from an antique land"?

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"Because I could not stop for Death – 

He kindly stopped for me – 

The Carriage held but just Ourselves – 

And Immortality." 

 

- What is the title of this poem?

 

 - Who is the author of this poem?

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"Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? 

Thou art more lovely and more temperate: 

Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, 

And summer's lease hath all too short a date."

 

 - Who is the author of this poem?

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"I, too, sing America. I am the darker brother."

- What is the next line of this poem by Langston Hughes?

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Poetic Devices: 20 Multiple-Choice Questions

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Poetic Devices: 20 Multiple-Choice Questions

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What is the definition of irony?

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What is the definition of a caesura?

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What is the definition of personification?

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What is the definition of irony?

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What is the definition of alliteration?

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What is the definition of apostrophe?

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What is the definition of an oxymoron?

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What is the definition of euphemism?

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What is the definition of repetition?

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What is the definition of hyperbole?

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What is the definition of synecdoche?

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What is the definition of simile?

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What is the definition of imagery?

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What is the definition of metaphor?

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What is the definition of metonymy?

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What is the definition of stanza?

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What is the definition of enjambment?

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What is the definition of symbolism?

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What is the definition of a metaphor?

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What is the definition of rhyme scheme?

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Poetry Forms: 20 Multiple-Choice Questions

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Forms Of Poetry: 20 Multiple-Choice Questions

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Which of the following poetic forms originated in Italy?

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Which of the following poetic forms consists of a series of six-line stanzas, with a specific rhyme scheme and the repetition of certain end words throughout the poem?

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Which of the following poetic forms is characterized by a five-line stanza with a syllable count of 2-4-6-8-2, and typically contains a humorous or witty twist at the end?

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What is the name of the poetic form in which each line or stanza repeats the same sequence of words, but in reverse order?

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Which of the following poetic forms is characterized by six sestets and a final tercet, with a complex pattern of repeating end words?

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What is the name of the poetic form consisting of four-line stanzas, with a rhyme scheme of ABAB, typically used to express love or praise?

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Which of the following poetic forms is characterized by a poem that describes or meditates on the natural world, often using vivid imagery and sensory language?

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What is the name of the poetic form in which the poem's shape on the page reflects its subject matter?

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What is the name of the poetic form consisting of a six-line stanza, with a rhyme scheme of A-A-B-B-C-C and a syllable count of 8-8-5-5-8-8?

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What is the name of the poetic form in which a single poem is created by combining lines from multiple different poems, typically by different authors?

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What is the name of the poetic form in which the first letter of each line spells out a word or phrase?

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Which of the following poetic forms is characterized by three-line stanzas, with the second line repeating as the last line of the previous stanza?

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What is the name of the poetic form in which the last word of each line is repeated throughout the poem?

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Which of the following poetic forms is characterized by three-line stanzas, with a syllable count of 5-7-5 and a seasonal reference?

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What is the name of the poetic form that uses the repetition of a single word or phrase at the end of each line, and can be as short as three lines or as long as multiple stanzas?

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Which of the following poetic forms originated in ancient Greece and typically consists of a long narrative poem about heroic deeds?

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What is the name of the poetic form consisting of two lines, with the first line asking a question and the second line providing an answer?

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What is the name of the poetic form consisting of a single line, typically with a specific syllable count or word limit, and often used to convey a strong emotion or idea?

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Which of the following poetic forms is characterized by a series of eight-line stanzas, with a rhyme scheme of A-B-A-B-B-C-B-C?

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Which of the following poetic forms is characterized by a poem with three stanzas of three lines each, followed by a single four-line stanza, with a specific rhyme scheme and syllable count?

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Test-Your-Poetry-Knowledge 30 Multiple-Choice Questions

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Test-Your-Poetry-Knowledge 30 Multiple-Choice Questions

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Which of the following poetic forms is characterized by a poem that describes or meditates on the natural world, often using vivid imagery and sensory language?

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Which of the following poetic forms is characterized by a poem with three stanzas of three lines each, followed by a single four-line stanza, with a specific rhyme scheme and syllable count?

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Which of the following poetic forms is characterized by a five-line stanza with a syllable count of 2-4-6-8-2, and typically contains a humorous or witty twist at the end?

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Which of the following poetic forms is characterized by a series of eight-line stanzas, with a rhyme scheme of A-B-A-B-B-C-B-C?

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What is the name of the poetic form in which each line contains the same number of syllables?

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What is the name of the poetic form consisting of two lines, with the first line asking a question and the second line providing an answer?

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What is the name of the poetic form in which a speaker addresses someone or something that is absent or not able to respond?

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Which of the following poetic forms originated in Italy?

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What is the name of the poetic form in which the last word of each line is repeated throughout the poem?

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What is the name for a poetic form consisting of 14 lines with a specific rhyme scheme and meter?

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What is the definition of an oxymoron?

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What is the definition of simile?

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What is the definition of alliteration?

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"A Contribution to Statistics" is a famous poem by Wislawa Szymborska. What is the next line of this poem after "Out of a hundred people"?

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"Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" is a famous sonnet by William Shakespeare. What is the next line of this poem after "Thou art more lovely and more temperate:"?

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"The Waste Land" is a famous poem by T.S. Eliot. What is the next line of this poem after "April is the cruellest month"?

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"The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" is a famous poem by T.S. Eliot. What is the next line of this poem after "Do I dare / Disturb the universe?"?

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"I, too, sing America. I am the darker brother."

- What is the next line of this poem by Langston Hughes?

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"Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day;" - What is the next line of this poem by Dylan Thomas?

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"Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there; I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow."

 

- What is the title of this poem?

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"Because I could not be with you, I will write across the page the words I was too afraid to speak, I was too afraid to stay, I was too afraid to leave."

 

- What is the title of this poem?

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"The woods are lovely, dark and deep, 

But I have promises to keep, 

And miles to go before I sleep, 

And miles to go before I sleep." 

 

- Who is the author of this poem?

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"A thing of beauty is a joy forever: Its loveliness increases; it will never Pass into nothingness; but still will keep A bower quiet for us, and a sleep Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing."

 - What is the title of this poem?

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"Because I could not stop for Death, 

He kindly stopped for me; 

The carriage held but just ourselves, 

And Immortality."

 

What is the title of this poem?

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As an artist and activist of international acclaim, she received numerous awards and recognitions, including the prestigious Walt Whitman Citation of Merit.

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A multifaceted Canadian writer, she has excelled in the fields of poetry, essay writing, translation, classics, and academia.

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He was the official Poet Laureate for a significant portion of Queen Victoria's reign as monarch.

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What is onomatopoeia?

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Her literary legacy is defined by her sole novel, Wuthering Heights, which has become a seminal work of English literature.

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As a poet, painter, engraver, and visionary, he dedicated his life to catalyzing a transformation in both societal structures and individual consciousness.

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Test-Your-Poetry-Knowledge: 50 Multiple-Choice Questions

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Test-Your-Poetry-Knowledge: 50 Multiple-Choice Questions

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What is the definition of symbolism?

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"Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day;" - What is the next line of this poem by Dylan Thomas?

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"Oh, my luve is like a red, red rose, That's newly sprung in June: Oh, my luve is like the melodie, That's sweetly play'd in tune."

- What is the title of this poem?

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"I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear, Those of mechanics, each one singing his as it should be blithe and strong."

- Who is the author of this poem?

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What is the definition of synecdoche?

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What is the name of the poetic form consisting of four-line stanzas, with a rhyme scheme of ABAB, typically used to express love or praise?

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"Water, water, everywhere, 

And all the boards did shrink; 

Water, water, everywhere, 

Nor any drop to drink."

 

 - What is the title of this poem?

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What is the name of the poetic form consisting of a single line, typically with a specific syllable count or word limit, and often used to convey a strong emotion or idea?

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"Poetry" is a famous poem by Pablo Neruda. What is the next line of this poem after "And it was at that age... Poetry arrived"?

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"And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep."

 

 - What is the title of this poem?

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"The Second Coming" is a famous poem by William Butler Yeats. What is the next line of this poem after "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold"?

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A multifaceted Canadian writer, she has excelled in the fields of poetry, essay writing, translation, classics, and academia.

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What is the definition of metaphor?

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What is a stanza?

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"Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary," - What is the next line of this poem by Edgar Allan Poe?

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"Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? 

Thou art more lovely and more temperate: 

Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, 

And summer's lease hath all too short a date."

 

 - Who is the author of this poem?

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His most celebrated work, known as The Divine Comedy in English, is considered his magnum opus and is widely renowned.

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What is the definition of assonance?

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Which of the following poetic forms is characterized by a five-line stanza with a syllable count of 2-4-6-8-2, and typically contains a humorous or witty twist at the end?

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What is the definition of metonymy?

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"I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o'er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils."

 - What is the title of this poem?

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Which of the following poetic forms is characterized by a repeated refrain, alternating with a series of quatrains, with a final quatrain as a coda?

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"A Contribution to Statistics" is a famous poem by Wislawa Szymborska. What is the next line of this poem after "Out of a hundred people"?

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What is the definition of enjambment?

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An English author known for her poetry, she wrote pieces that spanned various genres, including romantic, devotional, and children's works.

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"Daddy" is a famous poem by Sylvia Plath. What is the next line of this poem after "You do not do, you do not do / Any more, black shoe"?

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What is onomatopoeia?

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An English metaphysical poet, satirist, and statesman, he held multiple terms in the House of Commons between 1659 and 1678.

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A prominent English poet of the Victorian era, she is most famous for her magnum opus, "How Do I Love Thee?"

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Through his extensive writing, which spanned poetry and prose, he brought to light the ugliness of urban living and the plight of the oppressed in American culture.

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"Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" is a famous sonnet by William Shakespeare. What is the next line of this poem after "Thou art more lovely and more temperate:"?

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This coyness, lady, were no crime. 

We would sit down, 

and think which way To walk, 

and pass our long love's day."

 

- What is the title of this poem?

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"I crave your mouth, your voice, your hair" is the opening line of a poem by Pablo Neruda. What is the next line of this poem?

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"Because I could not be with you, I will write across the page the words I was too afraid to speak, I was too afraid to stay, I was too afraid to leave."

 

- What is the title of this poem?

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What is the definition of consonance?

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"The Moon" is a famous poem by Sappho. What is the next line of this poem after "But when you fail to meet me"?

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"It was many and many a year ago, In a kingdom by the sea, That a maiden there lived whom you may know By the name of Annabel Lee."

- Who is the author of this poem?

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Which of the following poetic forms consists of a three-line stanza, with a syllable count of 5-7-5, but also includes a two-line stanza at the end, with a syllable count of 7-7?

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As a poet, painter, engraver, and visionary, he dedicated his life to catalyzing a transformation in both societal structures and individual consciousness.

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"Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all."

 

- Who is the author of this poem?

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"Tyger Tyger, burning bright, In the forests of the night;"

- What is the next line of this poem by William Blake?

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What is the name of the poetic form consisting of a series of unrhymed tercets followed by a quatrain, with the same end words used throughout the poem in a specific pattern?

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What is the definition of onomatopoeia?

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An American writer, poet, editor, and literary critic, he is most recognized for his poetry and short stories, which often explored themes of mystery and the macabre

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What is repetition?

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"i carry your heart with me" is a famous poem by E.E. Cummings. What is the next line of this poem after "i carry your heart with me(i carry it in"?

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"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons." 

 

- What is the title of this poem?

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What is a metaphor?

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"Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul."

 - What is the title of this poem?

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Which of the following poetic forms is characterized by a poem that describes or meditates on the natural world, often using vivid imagery and sensory language?

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Test-Your-Poetry-Knowledge Quiz: 100 Multiple-Choice Questions

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Test-Your-Poetry-Knowledge Quiz: 100 Multiple-Choice Questions

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"The woods are lovely, dark and deep, 

But I have promises to keep, 

And miles to go before I sleep, 

And miles to go before I sleep."

 

 - What is the title of this poem?

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"A Contribution to Statistics" is a famous poem by Wislawa Szymborska. What is the next line of this poem after "Out of a hundred people"?

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Which of the following poetic forms is characterized by a poem that tells a story through a series of quatrains, with a rhyme scheme of ABAB?

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The American writer, who went by the names LeRoi Jones and Imamu Amear Baraka, was celebrated for his works encompassing poetry, drama, fiction, essays, and music criticism.

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"It was many and many a year ago, In a kingdom by the sea, That a maiden there lived whom you may know By the name of Annabel Lee."

- Who is the author of this poem?

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"The Second Coming" is a famous poem by William Butler Yeats. What is the next line of this poem after "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold"?

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What is repetition?

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What is the definition of rhyme scheme?

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What is the definition of imagery?

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What is the definition of personification?

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"Because I could not stop for Death, 

He kindly stopped for me; 

The carriage held but just ourselves, 

And Immortality."

 

What is the title of this poem?

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"i carry your heart with me" is a famous poem by E.E. Cummings. What is the next line of this poem after "i carry your heart with me(i carry it in"?

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"Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there; I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow."

 

- What is the title of this poem?

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"I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o'er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils."

 - What is the title of this poem?

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"Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? 

Thou art more lovely and more temperate: 

Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, 

And summer's lease hath all too short a date."

 

 - Who is the author of this poem?

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Which of the following poetic forms is characterized by a series of eight-line stanzas, with a rhyme scheme of A-B-A-B-B-C-B-C?

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What is the definition of stanza?

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Which of the following poetic forms is characterized by three-line stanzas, with a syllable count of 5-7-5 and a seasonal reference?

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What is the definition of symbolism?

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"The End and the Beginning" is a famous poem by Wislawa Szymborska. What is the next line of this poem after "After every war / someone has to clean up"?

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What is the definition of consonance?

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What is the name of the poetic form in which a single poem is created by combining lines from multiple different poems, typically by different authors?

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Which of the following poetic forms consists of a series of six-line stanzas, with a specific rhyme scheme and the repetition of certain end words throughout the poem?

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"A thing of beauty is a joy forever: Its loveliness increases; it will never Pass into nothingness; but still will keep A bower quiet for us, and a sleep Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing."

 - What is the title of this poem?