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Poetry is the language of the heart and soul, the lovers' language, and words as music. Can you speak these languages?
1. Which of the following is not a literary device used for aesthetic effect in poetry?
a.Assonance
b.Onomatopaea
c.Rhyme
d.Grammar
2. True or false: Writing predates poetry.
a.True
b.False
3. What is the earliest surviving European poem?
a.The Homeric epic
b.The Gilgamesh epic
c.The Deluge epic
d.The Hesiodic ode
4. Which of the following is not a poetic tradition?
a.The Epic
b.The Comic
c.The Occult
d.The Tragic
5. What is the study of poetry's meter and form called?
a.Prosody
b.Potology
c.Rheumatology
d.Scansion
6. Shakespeare composed much of his plays in what sort of verse?
a.Alliterative verse
b.Sonnet form
c.Iambic pentameter
d.Dactylic hexameter
7. Which poet invented the concept of the variable foot in poetry?
a.William Carlos Williams
b.Emily Dickinson
c.Gerard Manly Hopkins
d.Robert Frost
8. Who wrote this famous line: 'Shall I compare thee to a summer's day/ Thou art more lovely and more temperate…'
a.TS Eliot
b.Lord Tennyson
c.Charlotte Bronte
d.Shakespeare
9. From what century does the poetic form the folk ballad date?
a.The 12th
b.The 14th
c.The 17th
d.The 19th
10. From which of Shakespeare's plays is this famous line: 'Did my heart love til now?/ Forswear it, sight/ For I never saw a true beauty until this night'
a.A Midsummer Night's Dream
b.Hamlet
c.Othello
d.Romeo and Juliet
11. What is a poem called whose first letters of each line spell out a word?
a.Alliterative
b.Epic
c.Acrostic
d.Haiku
12. Auld Lang Syne is a famous poem by whom?
a.Sir Walter Scott
b.William Butler Yeats
c.Henry Longfellow
d.Robert Burns
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By: Marlin on Jun 15, 2009
  hit me again OJ, and put some STANK on it!
By: Richard on Jun 11, 2009
  too complex... i was looking for something to study for before a test...
By: Jose Bluet on Jun 6, 2009
  Joe Bluet
By: WaltripWoman on Jan 31, 2009
  Pretty fun--and some stuff I certainly did not know.
By: Swati on Oct 21, 2008
  simply awesome :)
  

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