Poetry Test Revision

  1. What is the poem "Who'll Stop the Rain" protesting?
    The Vietnam War
  2. What does the rain stand for in the poem "Who'll Stop the Rain"?
    napalm bombs
  3. What kind of poems does Walt Whitman write?
    free verse
  4. What are 4 things that make Walt Whitman's poems, poems?
    • imagery (vivid images)
    • parallelisms
    • figures of speech
    • repetitions (creates rhyme)
  5. "The doubts of day-time and the doubts of night-time" is an example of what?
  6. What is the difference between Walt Whitman's thoughts and Emily Dickinson's?
    • Walt Whitman says that to understand something, you have to be able to see it and touch it; it has to be part of your life.
    • Emily Dickinson says the opposite; that you can read or hear about something to know what it's like because you can just imagine it.
  7. Who was the first author to introduce "free verse"?
    Walt Whitman
  8. What rules of grammar does the poem "love is more thicker than forget" break?
    • You cannot use more or less with adjectives ending in "er"
    • There's no capitalization
    • There's no punctuation
    • There are made up words
  9. Which poem breaks grammar rules?
    "love is more thicker than forget"
  10. A repetition of a stanza is called a ____.
  11. A chorus is a repetition of a ____.
  12. A repetition of a line in a lyric is called a ____.
  13. A refrain is a repetition of a ____.
    line of poetry in a lyric
  14. A ______ tells a story in the order it happens.
    Chronological narrative
  15. What is a word cinquain?
    • Line 1 - Title (1 word)
    • Line 2 - Description of the title (2 words)
    • Line 3 - Action about the title (3 words)
    • Line 4 - Feeling about the title (4 words)
    • Line 5 - Synonym for the title (1 word)
  16. Emily Dickinson's short biography:
    • Emily Dickinson always dressed in white.
    • She never left her room.
    • She published 2 poems.
    • Her will said she didn't want any poems published.
    • After she died, over 2000 of her poems were published.
  17. What was the Harlem Renaissance?
    Originally called the New Negro Movement, the Harlem Renaissance was a literary and intellectual flowering that fostered a new black cultural identity in the 1920s and 1930s. The timing of this coming-of-age was perfect. The years between World War I and the Great Depression were boom times for the United States, and jobs were plentiful in cities, especially in the North. Between 1920 and 1930, almost 750,000 African Americans left the South, and many of them migrated to urban areas in the North to take advantage of the prosperity—and the more racially tolerant environment. The Harlem section of Manhattan, which covers just 3 sq mi, drew nearly 175,000 African Americans, turning the neighborhood into the largest concentration of black people in the world.
  18. Why is Sam McGee a comic hero?
    He is a hero because he survived the cremation; and it's funny because that's impossible.
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Poetry Test Revision
A revision for grade 10 poetry test