October 24, 2016

Homework Help: Literature-Poetry

Posted by Susan on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 3:56pm.

Hi, I am doing a correspondence course and was wondering if the answers for my quiz were right, could you help please? My answers are identified by <>. I am aware that someone else has posted on this subject but posted wrong... I hope I did this correctly.

1. If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.
These lines are an example of a/an

A. quatrain.
B. octet.

C. couplet.<my answer>

D. sestet.

2. The line "I wandered lonely as a cloud" is an example of

A. a metaphor.
B. a simile.<my answer>

C. a couplet.

D. alliteration.

3. In "Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day?" Shakespeare claims that the object of his sonnet will be immortal because

A. he'll always love her.
B. she's for all seasons.

C. she'll live on in his poem.<my answer>

D. she's like the summer's day.

4. Which one of the following sentences is an example of a metaphor?

A. I am a rock.
B. She eats like a bird.<my answer>

C. I'm as hungry as a wolf.

D. The breeze blew the branches back and forth.

5. The way Cowley uses the phrase "my own country" is an example of

A. simile.<my answer>
B. consonance.

C. repetition.

D. personification.

6. The phrase "mid-May" is an example of

A. assonance.
B. consonance.

C. alliteration.<my answer>

D. metaphor.

7. During the Romantic period, poets placed an emphasis on

A. discipline.
B. order.

C. hierarchy.

D. nature.<my answer>

8. Which one of the following words is an iamb?

A. Rachel
B. Alice

C. JoAnne<my answer>

D. Sally

9. The line "A tree whose hungry mouth is prest" is an example of iambic

A. trimeter.<my answer, but I really don't think this is right>
B. pentameter.

C. tetrameter.

D. dimeter.

10. What is the most probable reason that rhyme and repetition first found their ways into poems?

A. People wanted a beat they could dance to.
B. They were written for the upper class.<my answer>

C. Heroes in epics tended to talk that way.

D. The poems were easier to remember and pass on.

11. Which one of the poems you've read uses the words floats, fluttering, and dancing?

A. "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud"<my answer>
B. "Let Me Not to the Marriage of True Minds"

C. "Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day?"

D. "The Long Voyage"

12. Emphasizing the importance of order, law, discipline, and tradition is typical of _______ literature.

A. Romantic
B. Classical<my answer>

C. discursive

D. dramatic

13. Which one of the following phrases is an example of consonance?

A. From rest and sleep, which but thy pictures be.<my answer>
B. Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines

C. Drink to me only with thine eyes

D. River birch and upland beech

14. Which one of the poems you've read has the rhyme scheme AA BB CC . . . ?

A. "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud"
B. "Let Me Not to the Marriage of True Minds"

C. "The Long Voyage"

D. "Trees"<my answer p.97 of my text.>

15. "Let Me Not to the Marriage of True Minds" is an example of which type of poem?

A. Narrative
B. Discursive

C. Dramatic

D. Descriptive<my answer>

16. "Foam brightens like the dogwood now" is an example of

A. a simile.
B. a metaphor.<my answer>

C. alliteration.

D. consonance.

17. The rhyme scheme of Shakespeare' s sonnets is


C. ABBA CDDC EFFE GG.<my answer>


18. Who are the "fools" mentioned in the poem "Trees"?

A. Poets
B. Gods<my answer>

C. Trees

D. Robins

19. The repeated use of the "o" sound in "A host, of golden daffodils" is called

A. consonance.
B. assonance.

C. alliteration.

D. rhyme.<my answer>

20. A definition of formal poetry is verse that

A. sticks to certain traditional patterns.<my answer>
B. has no rhyme scheme.

C. uses figurative language.

D. is written in blank verse.

*Again, thank you for your time to all who may answer my question. :)*


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