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____ / 50 Name _________________________________ Group____________________ Poetry test I. Match 15pts 1. ____ Poetry 2. ____ Connotation 3. ____ Onomatopoeia 4.

____ Alliteration 5. ____ Hyperbole 6. ____ Paradox 7. ____ Contradiction 8. ____ Limericks 9. ____ Riddles 10. ____ Haiku 11. ____ Cinquain 12. ____ Sonnets 13. ____ Imagery 14. ____ Similes 15. ____ Personification d. An apparent contradiction e. Is used whenever a word or phrase stimulates the readers sense perception or imagination. f. Are lyric poems of 14 lines usually written in rhymed iambic pentameter and expressing a single idea or theme. g. The suggesting of a meaning by a word apart from the thing it explicitly names or describes h. An extravagant exaggeration i. Are words that sound like the objects they name or the sounds those objects make. j. A combination of statements, ideas, or features of a situation that are opposed to one another k. Are light verses with 5 lines and a rhyme scheme of a a b b a. l. Has 5 lines with 2,4,6,8,2 syllables per line m. An explicit comparison is made between two essentially unlike things, usually like, as or than. n. Is the repetition of initial sounds in neighboring, in the same line, words. o. A type of metaphor in which distinctive human characteristics are attributed to an animal, object or idea. Date_______________________

a. Generally refers to nature. It has 3 lines and 17 syllables (5,7,5). b. Often come from the folklore of many cultures. c. Is composed of carefully chosen words expressing great depth of meaning.

____ / 50 II. Explain in your own words what the poem is about. 10pts Miss Rosie by Lucille Clifton When I watch you Wrapped up like garbage Sitting, surrounded by the smell Of too old potato peels Or When I watch you In your old man's shoes With the little toe cut out Sitting, waiting for your mind Like next week's grocery I say When I watch you You wet brown bag of a woman Who used to be the best looking gal in Georgia Used to be called the Georgia Rose I stand up Through your destruction I stand up

____ / 50 III. Identify the correct answer in each of the following examples. 10pts 1. You know life, life is rather like opening a tin of sardines. We're all of us looking for the key. a. Metaphor b. Simile c. Hyperbole d. Paradox 2. His mouth could drink the entire river, you could say it was rather large a. Hyperbole b. Alliteration c. Assonance d. Personification 3. Walter walked wearily while wondering where Wally was. a. Hyperbole b. Onomatopoeia c. Assonance d. Alliteration 4. I sipped the rim with palatable lip. a. Metaphor b. Paradox c. Assonance d. Alliteration 5. Men work together whether they work together or apart. a. Paradox b. Hyperbole c. Alliteration d. Onomatopoeia

____ / 50 IV. Name the poem and author of the poem you worked on. Explain it in your own words. 15pts