1. Which one of the following sentences is an example of a
metaphor? A. She eats like a...
1. Which one of the following sentences is an example of a metaphor?
A. She eats like a bird.
B. I am a rock.
C. I'm as hungry as a wolf.
D. The breeze blew the branches back and forth.
2. Which one of the following phrases is an example of consonance?
A. Drink to me only with thine eyes
B. From rest and sleep, which but thy pictures be
C. River birch and upland beech
D. Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines
3. Emphasizing the importance of order, law, discipline, and tradition is typical of _______ literature.
4. The phrase "mid-May" is an example of
5. Scan this line from Cowley's poem: "its hills bent low within my reach." How many feet does this line
6. When a poet wishes to use figurative language, he or she will use words that are
A. only connotative.
B. only denotative.
D. both connotative and denotative.
7. Which one of the following lines best illustrates personification?
A. A narrow wind complains all day.
B. Spring is a dream unsung.
C. She floated graceful as a dove.
D. The fog comes on little cat feet.
8. "Foam brightens like the dogwood now" is an example of
A. a metaphor.
D. a simile.
9. "Let Me Not to the Marriage of True Minds" is an example of which type of poem?
10. The way Cowley uses the phrase "my own country" is an example of
11. Which one of the following words is an iamb?
12. Who are the "fools" mentioned in the poem "Trees"?
13. A definition of formal poetry is verse that
A. uses figurative language.
B. sticks to certain traditional patterns.
C. is written in blank verse.
D. has no rhyme scheme.
14. Study the following lines:
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.
These lines are an example of a/an
15. The final two lines of Shakespeare's "Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day?" promises the subject
of his sonnet
A. undying devotion.
B. unfading youth.
C. an endless summer.
16. The line "I wandered lonely as a cloud" is an example of
B. a metaphor.
C. a couplet.
D. a simile.
17. Which one of the poems you've read uses the words floats, fluttering, and dancing?
A. "Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day?"
B. "Let Me Not to the Marriage of True Minds"
C. "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud"
D. "The Long Voyage"
18. Which of these lines contains a metaphor?
A. You are like a sun to me.
B. Like unto death was her countenance.
C. She offered him a hundred-watt smile.
D. Now is your final hour.
19. The repeated use of the "o" sound in "A host, of golden daffodils" is called
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20. During the Romantic period, poets placed an emphasis on
21. Beyond tone, a poet's attitude toward his or her subject reveals to us a poem's
22. In her poem, "The New Colossus," Emma Lazarus identifies the Statue of Liberty with
A. the Colossus of Rhodes.
B. Old World tyranny.
C. a mother.
This question is based on the following poem.
How Doth the Little Crocodile
How doth the little crocodile
Improve his shining tail,
And pour the waters of the Nile
On every golden scale!
How cheerfully he seems to grin,
How neatly spreads his claws,
And welcomes little fishes in
With gently smiling jaws!
23. What is the rhyme scheme in "How Doth the Little Crocodile"?
A. ABAB CDCD
B. AABB CCDD
C. ABAB ABAB
D. ABBA ABBA
24. In "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night," Dylan Thomas's phrase "wild men" describes
A. people who deny death.
B. people who embrace death.
C. those who trade dignity for madness.
D. those who celebrate life.
25. Which one of the following poems depends heavily on the use of allusion for effect?
A. "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night"
C. "God's Grandeur"
D. "Death, Be Not Proud"
26. Hopkins's use of "seared," "bleared," and "smeared" is an example of
27. One difference between the English sonnet and the Italian sonnet is its
C. subject matter.
D. rhyme scheme.
28. In "The New Colossus," the Statue of Liberty is compared to a/an
A. European queen.
29. The theme of the poem "Richard Cory" is that
A. Richard Cory was a victim of fate.
B. money can't buy love.
C. surface glitter may be fool's gold.
D. a person's inner reality is often hidden.
30. In "Death, Be Not Proud," what two things does Donne say give pleasure?
A. Life and death
B. God and salvation
C. Nature and travel
D. Rest and sleep
31. What type of poem is "Death, Be Not Proud"?
32. A villanelle is
A. a narrative poem written in blank verse.
B. a type of complex sonnet.
C. a favorite technique of John Donne.
D. a formal poem using extensive repetition.
33. In the poem "God's Grandeur," we find the words reck and rod. By analysis we can determine that the
word rod probably comes from the Bible and means
A. a principle of ethics.
B. God's wrath.
C. a tool of correction.
D. God's power.
34. The theme of Sandburg's poem "Grass" is
35. A theological argument offered by Donne in "Death Be Not Proud" may be summarized as
A. the human essence is immortal.
B. life is illusion.
C. death cannot be overcome.
D. chance and fate rule all.
36. Which one of the following lines is written in iambic pentameter?
A. "And sorry I could not travel both"
B. "When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me"
C. "Not that the pines are darker there"
D. "I lift my lamp beside the golden door"
37. In Donne's sonnet, what does the phrase "one short sleep past" mean?
A. Death, like a nap, isn't permanent.
B. Death is unavoidable.
C. Death comes sooner than expected.
D. Death is more permanent than sleep.
38. In "Death, Be Not Proud," the speaker is addressing his words to
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B. an old man.
C. his father.
39. To paraphrase a poem means to
A. analyze the meter.
B. rewrite it in one's own words.
C. determine the rhyme scheme.
D. summarize its theme.
40. In the poem "God's Grandeur," the phrase "nor can foot feel, being shod" means
A. the earth is home for humans.
B. the poet can sense God from head to toe.
C. humans are out of touch with nature.
D. God cures all pain.