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1. Which one of the poems you’ve read uses the words floats, fluttering, and dancing? A. “The Long Voyage” B. “Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day?” C. “Let Me Not to the Marriage of True Minds” D. “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” 2. Which one of the poems you’ve read has the rhyme scheme AA BB CC . . . ? A. “The Long Voyage” B. “Let Me Not to the Marriage of True Minds” C. “Trees” D. “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” 3. When a poet wishes to use figurative language, he or she will use words that are A. only connotative. B. only denotative. C. ambiguous. D. both connotative and denotative. 4. Which of these lines contains a metaphor? A. Like unto death was her countenance. B. You are like a sun to me. C. Now is your final hour. D. She offered him a hundred-watt smile. 5. As we find with most songs, in poetry A. each couplet must rhyme. B. meanings are hidden in imprecise words. C. sound and content have equal weight. D. there’s no specific point of view. 6. Who are the “fools” mentioned in the poem “Trees”? A. Poets B. Robins C. Gods D. Trees 7. Study the following lines: If this be error and upon me proved, I never writ, nor no man ever loved. These lines are an example of a/an A. couplet. B. octet. C. quatrain. D. sestet. 8. Notable poets have attempted to define poetry. Among these efforts, the idea that poetry is an ancient technology came from A. Robert Pinsky. B. Maya Angelou. C. Billy Collins. D. Robert Frost. 9. Values of a Romantic poet include A. order and authority. B. community and civilization. C. law and tradition. D. nature and individualism. 10. “Let Me Not to the Marriage of True Minds” is an example of which type of poem? A. Descriptive B. Discursive C. Dramatic D. Narrative 11. The line “I wandered lonely as a cloud” is an example of A. alliteration. B. a couplet. C. a simile. D. a metaphor. 12. Which one of the following phrases is an example of consonance? A. Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines B. Drink to me only with thine eyes C. River birch and upland beech D. From rest and sleep, which but thy pictures be 13. The repeated use of the “o” sound in “A host, of golden daffodils” is called A. alliteration. B. consonance. C. assonance. D. rhyme. 14. Which one of the following sentences is an example of a metaphor? A. She eats like a bird. B. The breeze blew the branches back and forth. C. I am a rock. D. I’m as hungry as a wolf. 15. The phrase “mid-May” is an example of A. consonance. B. metaphor. C. assonance. D. alliteration. 16. A definition of formal poetry is verse that A. uses figurative language. B. is written in blank verse. C. has no rhyme scheme. D. sticks to certain traditional patterns. 17. Among early epic poems, _______ is the story of a man who searches out a beloved friend in the land of the dead. A. Gilgamesh B. The Iliad C. The Odyssey D. Beowulf 18. Emphasizing the importance of order, law, discipline, and tradition is typical of _______ literature. A. Classical B. dramatic C. Romantic D. discursive 19. The rhyme scheme of Shakespeare’ s sonnets is A. ABBA CDDC EFFE GG  B. ABAB CDCD EFEF GG. C. AABB CCDD EEFF GG. D. ABCD ABCD ABCD GG. 20. In “Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day?” Shakespeare claims that the object of his sonnet will be immortal because A. she’ll live on in his poem. B. he’ll always love her. C. she’s for all seasons. D. she’s like the summer’s day