Ode, Southern Gothic, and Poetry terms review (AP English)

Spondee (U/U or //)
//

Dactyl (/UU or UU/)
/UU

Anapest (UU/ or //U)
UU/

Trochee (U/ or /U)
/U

Iamb (U// or U/)
U/

Identify the line that is written in tetrameter. (Hint: about 8/9 syllables)
a. I am going to the zoo today
b. The softly breathing song
c. If you would put the key inside the lock
d. A simple child
a. I’m going to the zoo today

Identify the line written in pentameter.
a. I am going to the zoo today
b. The softly breathing song
c. If you would put the key inside the lock
d. A simple child
c. If you would put the key inside the lock

Identify the line written in trimeter
a. I am going to the zoo today
b. The softly breathing song
c. If you would put the key inside the lock
d. A simple child
b. The softly breathing song

Southern gothic literature addresses conditions and situations caused by
a. the demise of the plantation system
b. the decline of the Southern landed gentry
c. poverty
d. racism
e. all of the above
e. all of the above

T or F: The grandmother in “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” does not have a name.
True

A __________ is a seemingly contradictory or absurd statement that expresses a possible truth.
a. apostrophe
b. ellipsis
c. paradox
d. synecdoche
e. conceit
c. paradox

What quality identifies O’Connor’s work “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” as a Southern gothic?
a. Biblical references
b. the light that comes through the darkness
c. coming from good people (goodness)
d. insistence upon prayer
e. brutality and violence
e. brutality and violence

“Beauty is truth, truth is beauty” is not only an enigmatic line of poetry, it is also a(n)
a. conceit
b. ellipsis
c. simile
d. apostrophe
e. allusion
b. ellipsis

T or F: An ode has a single, set rhyme scheme.
False

Which of the following is not true of an ode?
a. It can be about any topic of the poet’s choosing.
b. It is a favorite type of poem of the Romantics.
c. Its once rigid form changed to provide structure options.
d. Its rhyme scheme is ababcdcdefefgg.
e. It must not address the mundane or commonplace.
d. Its rhyme scheme is ababcdcdefefgg

T or F: Since Timothy Murphy so strongly believes in poetry’s having metric structure, he would disparage or disregard free verse as actual poetry.
True

The term Byronic hero is eponymous, which means
a. that it comes from the name of a person.
b. that it is laudatory and celebratory.
c. that it is Romantic in nature.
d. that it must contain rhyme and rhythm.
e. that it has existed for generations.
a. that it comes from the name of a person

Literary work by Flannery O’Connor
a. “A Rose for Emily”
b. “Ode on a Grecian Urn”
c. “A Good Man Is Hard to Find”
d. “A Streetcar Named Desire”
e. “The Chase”
c. “A Good Man Is Hard to Find”

Literary work by William Faulkner
a. “Barn Burning/A Rose for Emily”
b. “Ode on a Grecian Urn”
c. “A Good Man is Hard to Find”
d. “A Streetcar Named Desire”
e. “The Chase”
a. “Barn Burning/A Rose for Emily”

Literary work by John Keats
a. “A Rose for Emily”
b. “Ode on a Grecian Urn”
c. “A Good Man Is Hard to Find”
d. “A Streetcar Named Desire”
e. “The Chase”
b. “Ode on a Grecian Urn”

Literary work by Timothy Murphy
a. “A Rose for Emily”
b. “Ode on a Grecian Urn”
c. “A Good Man Is Hard to Find”
d. “A Streetcar Named Desire”
e. “The Chase”
e. “The Chase”

What did the Romantics consider to be sublime?
a. heaven
b. emotion
c. history
d. nature
e. death
d. nature

What literary term applies to the following quatrain?
“O tasty toast
Of thee I sing!
What crunchy goodness
Dost thou bring?”
a. apostrophe
b. ellipsis
c. conceit
d. internal rhyme
a. apostrophe

What poetic device or trope does NOT appear in the following quatrain?
“O tasty toast
Of thee I sing!
What crunchy goodness
Dost thou bring?”
a. alliteration
b. personification
c. onomatopoeia
d. implied metaphor
e. metonymy
e. metonymy

Example of a spondee
a. entitle
b. birch wood
c. inclined
d. merriment
e. gleeful
b. birch wood

Example of an iamb
a. entitle
b. birch wood
c. inclined
d. merriment
e. gleeful
c. inclined

A seemingly contradictory statement or proposition that upon investigation or explanation may prove to be well founded or true
a. conceit
b. paradox
c. oxymoron
d. apostrophe
e. epigraph
b. paradox

What distinguishes Southern gothic from other types of gothic fiction?
a. It features eccentric, flawed, and disturbing characters.
b. It contains grotesque situations.
c. There is a sense of decay.
d. The fiction is set in the American South.
d. The fiction is set in the American South.

What is the meter of the following lines:
“The only news I know
Is bulletins all day”
a. trimeter
b. tetrameter
c. pentameter
a. trimeter

Identify the poetic “foot” of the following words: intervene, understand, in the light
a. iamb
b. trochee
c. anapest
d. dactyl
e. spondee
c. anapest

Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of a Byronic hero?
a. brooding
b. creatively unusual apparel
c. dark secret
d. rebellion
e. violence
e. violence

_________ of “A Good Man Is Hard to Find”: The dragon is by the side of the road, watching those who pass. Beware lest he devour you. We go to the Father of the Souls, but it is necessary to pass by the dragon” — St. Cyril of Jerusalem.
a. paradox
b. epigraph
c. conceit
d. trochee
b. epigraph