Exam: 500512RR – Figurative Language: Analyzing Poetry
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Questions 1 to 20: Select the best answer to each question. Note that a question and its answers may be split across a page
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1. Which of the following best describes an assonant rhyme?
A. Words don’t perfectly rhyme.
B. The vowel sounds repeat.
C. The consonant sounds repeat.
D. The last syllable of each line rhymes.
2. Poets express ideas using concise language in order to
A. evoke images, feelings, and connect with the senses.
B. introduce plot and characters in vivid detail.
C. make full use of different rhyme schemes.
D. introduce unfamiliar references to make the reader think.
3. Which is an example of metaphor?
A. “Kate inched over her own thoughts like a measuring worm.”
B. “All the world’s a stage.”
C. “The dish ran away with the spoon.”
D. “Nature’s first green is gold.”
4. “I waited in the checkout line for days!” is an example of
5. The term _______ refers to a type of rhyme that occurs within a line or sentence.
A. end rhyme
B. near rhyme
D. internal rhyme
6. Poets often use indirect references, commonly known as
7. A list of sources consulted during research, which includes a summary of the source’s content, is called
B. Works Cited page.
C. in-text citation.
D. annotated bibliography.
8. What type of rhyme do the following lines from a Shakespeare sonnet illustrate?
So long as men can breathe and eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
A. Near rhyme
B. Split rhyme
C. End rhyme
D. Vowel rhyme
9. Which of the following is not a characteristic of literary analysis?
A. Makes a point about one or more elements of a literary work
B. Includes evidence from literary work to support analysis
C. Assumes the audience is somewhat familiar with a literary work
D. Reports and summarizes the plot of a literary work
10. When writing a literary analysis, you need to include
A. evidence from outside sources.
B. a theme and a setting.
C. a poetic, personal tone.
D. figurative language.
11. When writing a literary analysis of a poem, the types of evidence you use to support your interpretation
of the theme include any of the following except
A. the author’s biographical background.
B. use of figurative language.
C. the title
D. characters or conflict.
12. _______ uses word and phrases to signify the opposite of what is expected.
13. Which of the following is an example of irony?
A. Winning a poker game after a losing streak
B. Rain on your wedding day
C. A racecar driver being pulled over for speeding
D. A firehouse burning down
14. Theme refers to
A. the topic of a piece of literary work.
B. something that represents an idea or quality.
C. the central or main point being made by the writer.
D. the plot of a story.
15. Rhymes in which both vowel and consonant sounds rhyme exactly are called _______ rhymes.
16. The phrase “bashful flowers” is an example of
17. The pair of words “young” and “song” that end two different lines of poetry are known as
A. slant rhymes.
B. close rhymes.
C. dissonant rhymes.
D. assonant rhymes.
18. Which of the following best describes symbolism?
A. When actions, events, or words are the opposite of what readers expect
B. An abstract idea assigned to an object or person
C. An ordinary object that represents only its literal meaning
D. A hint for what’s to come in a literary work
19. A phrase that uses “like” or “as” to make a comparison is called a
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20. Which of the following best describes alliteration?
A. When the sound of a word is similar to the sound the word represents
B. The repetition of the initial sound in a series of words
C. When a word is rearranged and becomes a new word
D. The repetition of the last word in each line of poetry
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