28 Figurative Language Questions

1.(03.01 MC)Which of these subjects would most likely be written about in a narrative poem? (10 points)Excitement about a new lovePraise for a championLife experiences of a writerStyle and color of a woman’s shoes2.(03.01 LC)Which type of poem is not classified as a narrative? (10 points)LimerickSonnetEpicBallad3.(03.01 LC)A somber poem written in mourning for the dead is called: (10 points)a balladan epica sonnetan elegy4.(03.01 MC)What is the rhyme scheme in this excerpt from Frost’s, “The Road Not Taken?” (10 points)Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth;ababaabcababccaabaab5.(03.01 LC)Poems that do not follow specific rules are called: (10 points)iambic versefixed versefree versesyllable verse6.(03.01 MC)What type of rhyme is used by Shakespeare in these lines from “Sonnet 34?” (10 points)Why didst thou promise such a beauteous day, And make me travel forth without my cloak, To let base clouds o’ertake me in my way, Hiding thy bravery in their rotten smoke?Internal rhymeSlant rhymeIdentical rhymeEnd rhyme7.(03.01 LC)What type of rhyme is illustrated by this word pair? (10 points)laughter/slaughterEye rhymeSlant rhymeIdentical rhymeEnd rhyme8.(03.01 MC)What type of rhyme is illustrated by this word pair? (10 points)female/retailSlant rhymeIdentical rhymeEnd rhymeEye rhyme9.(03.01 LC)Stanzas containing three lines are called: (10 points)quintainssestetstercetscouplets10.(03.01 MC)Which of these lines from Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 103” ends with an enjambment? (10 points)O! blame me not, if I no more can write! 1 Look in your glass, and there appears a face 2 That over-goes my blunt invention quite, 3 Dulling my lines, and doing me disgrace. 4Line 1Line 2Line 3Line 41.(03.02)Which of these lines contains imagery that appeals to sight? (10 points)Time, above me, within me, crashed its gongsThe dark wood stands in the mist like a somber islandWhere your face burns and tickles with the cobwebsAnd, numb with sudden pangs, each arm hangs slack.2.(03.02)Which of these lines contains imagery that appeals to touch? (10 points)And the echoes jump, and tinkle, and swellWe’ve none of us very much chance at a leaf.And, numb with sudden pangs, each arm hangs slack.And the clouds float away in a red-splashed light.3.(03.02)Which of these lines contains imagery that appeals to hearing? (10 points)Sweet-scented stuff when the breeze drew across it.And green and blue his sharp eyes twinkled,The buzz-saw snarled and rattled in the yardThe dark wood stands in the mist like a somber island4.(03.02)Which sense does the imagery in this line appeal to? (10 points)The wounding cords that bind and strainSightTouchTasteHearing5.(03.02)Which word best describes the mood of this stanza from Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven?” (10 points)Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. “‘Tis some visiter,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door Only this, and nothing more.”PainfulTenderGloomyWarm6.(03.02)Which lines best depict a gloomy mood? (10 points)The sun is bright, the air is clear,/The darting swallows soar and sing.All things rejoice in youth and love,/The fulness of their first delight!The day is cold, and dark, and dreary/It rains, and the wind is never weary;A pair of night-hawks windily sweep, or fall,/Booming, toward the trees.7.(03.02)Which word best describes the tone of this stanza from Blake’s “Laughing Song?” (10 points)When the green woods laugh with the voice of joy, And the dimpling stream runs laughing by; When the air does laugh with our merry wit, And the green hill laughs with the noise of it;BitterCasualWhimsicalRomantic8.(03.02)Which word best describes the tone of these lines written by Thomas Hardy? (10 points)O sweet To-morrow! After to-day There will away This sense of sorrow. Then let us borrow Hope, for a gleaming Soon will be streaming, Dimmed by no gray No gray!OptimisticSeriousHumorousSkeptical9.(03.02 MC)The LambLittle lamb, who made thee? Does thou know who made thee, Gave thee life, and bid thee feed By the stream and o’er the mead; Gave thee clothing of delight, Softest clothing, woolly, bright; Gave thee such a tender voice, Making all the vales rejoice? Little lamb, who made thee? Does thou know who made thee? Little lamb, I’ll tell thee; Little lamb, I’ll tell thee: He is called by thy name, For He calls Himself a Lamb. He is meek, and He is mild, He became a little child. I a child, and thou a lamb, We are called by His name. Little lamb, God bless thee! Little lamb, God bless thee!The TygerTiger, tiger, burning bright In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry? In what distant deeps or skies Burnt the fire of thine eyes? On what wings dare he aspire? What the hand dare seize the fire? And what shoulder and what art Could twist the sinews of thy heart? And, when thy heart began to beat, What dread hand and what dread feet? What the hammer? what the chain? In what furnace was thy brain? What the anvil? what dread grasp Dare its deadly terrors clasp? When the stars threw down their spears, And watered heaven with their tears, Did He smile His work to see? Did He who made the lamb make thee? Tiger, tiger, burning bright In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Dare frame thy fearful symmetry.Although “The Lamb” and “The Tyger” address the same concept, the tone is different in each.Explain how they differ using supporting evidence from the poems (5-8 sentences)1.(03.03)A literary device that uses extreme exaggeration is a (10 points)metaphorsimileparadoxhyperbole2.(03.03)”I wandered lonely as a cloud/That floats on high o’er vales and hills” is an example of a: (10 points)paradoxhyperbolemetaphorsimile3.(03.03)”Your fancies are the gold-and-black striped wasps buzzing among red apples” is an example of (10 points)paradoxsimilehyperbolemetaphor4.(03.03)”An hundred years should go to praise/Thine eyes, and on thy forehead gaze” is an example of (10 points)hyperbolesimileparadoxmetaphor5.(03.03)”Dark with excessive bright” is an example of (10 points)similemetaphorhyperboleoxymoron6.(03.03)Write a simile to describe your best friend. (10 points)7.(03.03)Write a metaphor to describe someone in your family. (10 points)8.(03.03)Write a hyperbole to complete this sentence. (10 points)The flowers _____________________________________9.(03.03)Identify the figurative language used by Amy Lowell in “Prime.”In complete sentences, explain how it is used to convey meaning in the poem. (20 points)Your voice is like bells over roofs at dawn When a bird flies And the sky changes to a fresher color. Speak, speak, Beloved. Say little things For my ears to catch And run with them to my heart.

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