English Poetry Test Review (Ramer)

What is epic poetry?
long narrative poem that addresses universal issues while usually containing a hero

What is internal rhyme?
rhyme in the middle/in a line of poetry

What is an onomatopoeia?
poetry that imitates the sound/noise of things

What is blank verse?
verse with no rhyme or regular meter and imitates natural speech

What is a ballad?
narrative poem that is meant to be sung and contains dialogue and repetition

What is a haiku?
Japanese poem composed of 17 syllables arranged in 3 lines of 5, 7, 5 that displays a single image

form of imagery that appeals to 1 sense when another sense is stimulated

Poetry needs to be read _______.


Name 5 sensory images poets use.

lyric poems expressing romantic feelings
love lyric poems

What are the 3 stages to reading a poem?
get ready get to know the poemget into the poem

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í, unstressed

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í, unstressed unstressed

What is the most common meter in English poetry?
iambic pentameter

Name ALL factors that poets use to bring out the musical quality of language, emphasize ideas, create a mood, and reinforce subject matter.
assonancealliterationrhythm consonance onomatopeia imagery

repetition of consonant sounds within and at the end of words

occurrence of similar or identical sounds at the end of 2 or more words

the pattern or flow of sound created by the arrangement of syllables

repetition of vowel sounds within words

repetition of regular rhythmic unit in a line of poetry

poem that tells a story using characters, setting, and plot to develop a theme
narrative poetry

What is free verse?
poetry that has no regular patterns of rhyme or meter and mimics everyday speech

short poem that expresses thoughts and feelings of a single speaker
lyric poetry

language that communicates ideas beyond the literal meanings of words
figurative language

repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words

the pattern of end rhyme in poetry
rhyme scheme

group of lines forming the basic reoccurring metrical unit in a poem

rhyming of words at the end of poetry
end rhyme

use of figurative language that appeals to our 5 senses

figure of speech comparing 2 different things using “like” or “as”

figure of speech comparing 2 different things without using “like” or “as”

attribution of personal human/nature characteristics given to something nonhuman

What is iambic pentameter?
line of verse with 5 metrical feet, each consisting of a unstressed and stressed syllable

ballad handed down orally with 4 line stanzas
folk ballad

ballad written by 1 author with 4 line stanzas
literary ballad

Discuss one major author of a haiku.
MATSUO BASHO– Japan’s greatest Haiku poet– became interested as a young boy, wrote brilliant work in his 20s, then became a professional teacher of poetry — his poems often are set in nature and are infused with the spirit of Zen Buddhism (which he studied)– His Haiku (talked about a soldiers dream and the promise of summer but is only a dream. It shows sadness and nostalgia)

Give an example of epic poetry.– Who was it written by?— Why was it written?
Iliad (or Odyssey)(also Nemo)– Homer— during Trojan war (showed hardships and struggles)

What is an Epic Hero?
figure of great national importance, usually ideal of his culture, often has divine traits, greater in all ways than common man

Discuss some characteristics of epic poetry.
— usually contain many volumes/books– original text usually has rhyme/poetic devices– often rhyming couplets (aa, bb, cc)– reoccurring lines — contains a hero– narrator invokes a muse — contains battles, romance, great journey, supernatural influence, decent into underworld/rebirth– most start as “oral tradition” but soon memorized and recited ceremonially

What are the 3 stages of the hero’s journey in epic poetry? Describe them.
— separation (becomes aware beyond normal existence, refusal of their call, and crossing of 1st threshold)– initiation (meeting with goddess, hero is transformed into full potential)– return (refusal of return, magical flight of rescue, crossing return threshold, master of 2 worlds, freedom to live)

Who was William Wordsworth?
— most influential British poet — argued that poetry should offer access to the emotions — says people become selfish and immoral when distance themselves from nature

T/F.Dramatic Poetry emphasizes the activity of the imagination accompanied by the importance of intuition as well as instincts and spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings.
falseRomantic Lyric Poetry emphasizes the activity of the imagination accompanied by the importance of intuition as well as instincts and spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings.

What is the difference in what enlightenment thinkers and romantics think?
–Enlightenment thinkers— all men created equal- emotions hindered rationally – trust in science and power of human reason–Romantics— all men created unique- accepts emotions as only true way to understand world-emphasized intuition, imagination, and feeling

Discuss some characteristics of lyric poetry.
— 1st person accounts of thoughts and feelings of a specific moment (feelings are extreme but personal)– solitary life rather than living in society– nature as a refuge from constructions of civilization — imagination as creative power

T/F.Romanticism has very little to do with things thought of as “romantic,” but may be subject or romantic art.

Can lyric poetry be a ballad?

type of poem that uses 1 or several of the techniques associated with drama
dramatic poetry

presents only 1 speaker who addresses a silent listener
dramatic monologue

Name the 3 things that all narrative poems will have.

What is a Shakespearean sonnet?
aka English sonnet which has 3 quatrains, a rhyming couplet, and 14 lines

What is a Petrarchan sonnet?
aka Italian sonnet which is divided into 2 stanzas (octave or sestet), and is also the forerunner of a Shakespearean sonnet)

Discuss the 2 stanzas in Petrarchan sonnets.
— octave (8 lines)(abba abba)(states ? or problem)– sestet (6 lines)(cdecde)(states response)