Narrative Poetry and Parts of Speech Test

a person, place or thing

proper noun
name of a specific person, place or thing; always capitalized
Example: Mrs. Lahoud, McLean Middle School, Boston

common noun
any person, place or thing; not capitalized
Example: teacher, school, city

abstract noun
can not be touched or seen
Example: freedom; happiness

concrete noun
tangible; can be touched or seen
Example: desk, pen, paper

an action or a state of being
Example action: hit, walk, pose
Example state of being: is, am are, was, were, has, have

a word that describes a noun
Example: beautiful, tiny, thin

a word that descibes a verb, an adjective or another adverb
Example: swiftly, lightly, always

a word that takes the place of a noun
Example: I, me, myself, you, your, he, she, it

Central Conflict in “The Highwayman”
Bess is tied up by the redcoats and unable to warn her love, the highwayman

a flood

Themes within “The Highwayman”
love, betrayal, honor, death

Mood within “The Highwayman”
melancholy, dark


narrative poems
combine elements of fiction and poetry to tell a story

Examples: Yikes! Ouch! Hey!

“any member of a class of words found in many languages that are used before nouns, pronouns, or other substantives to form phrases functioning as modifiers of verbs, nouns, or adjectives, and that typically express a spatial, temporal, or other relationship, as in, on, by, to, since.”
Examples: Over (the river), through (the woods), to (grandmother’s house), under (the fence)

In English the definite article is the, the indefinite article is a or an, and their force is generally to impart specificity to the noun or to single out the referent from the class named by the noun. source:
Examples: A, An, The