Poetry Quiz

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  1. What is alliteration?
    Alliteration is two or more words grouped together with the same letter

    Example - the ragged rascal ran
  2. What is onomatopoeia?
    Onomatopoeia is a word that makes the same sound as it describes 

    Example - buzz, hiss
  3. What is Repetition?
    Repetition is when something shows up again and again - repeating of a sound, syllable, word, phrase, line, or stanza.

    • Example: 
    • I looked upon the rotting sea,
    • And drew my eyes away;
    • I looked upon the rotting deck,
    • And there the dead men lay.
  4. What is metaphor?
    Metaphor is a word or phrase for one thing that is used to refer to another thing in order to suggest they are similar (not using like or as)

    Example - A mighty fortress is our God
  5. What is simile?
    Simile is where two unlike things are compared using like or as

    Example - She is as pretty as a rose or He is strong like an ox.
  6. What is hyperbole?
    Hyperbole is an exaggeration not intended to be taken literally

    Example - I had to "wait an eternity.”
  7. What is imagery?
    Imagery is the name given to the elements in a poem that spark off the five senses (sight, hearing, touch, taste, smell)
  8. Analyze this poem:

    The Mother of the Movement
    By: Carole Boston Weatherford
    (For Rosa Parks)
    The sewing machine hums as Rosa hems
    a ball gown; last task before quitting time.
    Downtown twinkles with Christmas lights.
    She boards the bus, takes the first rear seat
    and sighs, hoping she can stay put.
    Segregation is a stubborn old mule,
    but Rosa stands firm, too. This ride home,
    she is not budging for Jim Crow,
    not giving up her seat to any white man;
    law or no law.  Facing handcuffs, Rosa slides her small hands out of a wooden muff,
    wraps her slim fingers around a plow,
    and gives that mule a slap. In the soil
    of her heat, the movement takes root,
    seeds of change blossom, then bear fruit.
    Mood - starts out sad because Rosa is not treated equal then it becomes hopeful because she stands up for herself and all African Americans by not moving to the back of the bus

    Purpose - it is written for Rosa Parks who fought for equal rights for African Americans and wouldn't move to the back of the bus for white people

    Themes - equal rights for African Americans

    Format/Literary Devices - imagery, free verse, metaphor, figurative language
  9. Analyze this poem:

    I, Too, Sing America 
    by Langston Hughes

    I, too, sing America.
    I am the darker brother.
    They send me to eat in the kitchen
    When company comes,
    But I laugh,
    And eat well,
    And grow strong.

    Tomorrow,
    I'll be at the table
    When company comes.
    Nobody'll dare
    Say to me,
    "Eat in the kitchen,"
    Then.

    Besides,
    They'll see how beautiful I am
    And be ashamed—

    I, too, am America.
    Mood - sad on one hand because he is being treated bad because of his skin color, but also hopeful because he believes one day he will be treated fairly

    Purpose - to tell slaves to have hope and to tell white people to end slavery in America and treat all Americans equal

    Themes - race, slavery, freedom

    Format/Literary Devices - free verse, repetition, imagery
  10. What is poetry?
    • 1) Text that describes something specific
    • 2) Sometimes it rhymes
    • 3) Can describe your feelings
    • 4) It challenges people's minds
    • 5) It can teach a life lesson
    • 6) It is freed of the usual restrictions of style and grammar
    • 7) It relates to the human experience
  11. Analyze this poem:

    Long Trip
    by Langston Hughes

    The sea is a wilderness of waves.
    A desert of water.
    We dip and dive.
    Rise and roll.
    Hide and are hidden.
    On the sea.
    Day, night,
    Night, day,
    The sea is a desert of waves,
    A wilderness of water.
    Mood - relaxing because it's talking about the ocean

    Purpose - to describe the ocean and how big it is

    Themes - the enormous ocean

    Format/Literary Devices - metaphor, repetition

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