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Poetry Test

Fireside Poets pg. 127

Lyric Poets pg. 315

Understanding Poetry pg. 316-317



  1. Old Ironsides by Oliver Wendell Holmes pg. 137

  2. The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow pg. 143

  3. Beat! Beat! Drums! by Walt Whitman pg. 337

  4. Set of 3 Emily Dickenson Poems pg. 358-359

    1. There’s a certain Slant of light

    2. My life closed before its close—

    3. The Soul selects her own Society—

Poem Analysis Questions

  1. Identify the form. Is the poem traditional or organic?

  2. Identify the type of poem. Is the poem an ode, haiku, limerick, free verse poem, etc?

  3. How many stanzas are there in the poem?

  4. List the name of each type of stanza in the poem (in order)? For example: Tercet, quatrain, quintain, etc.

  5. Does the poem use end-stopped lines, enjambed lines, or a combination?

  6. Is there a specified meter in this poem? What is it?

  7. If there is a specified meter, divide the syllables and mark the stressed and unstressed syllables.

  8. Does the poem rhyme (at all)?

  9. Is there a specific rhyme scheme? What is it?

  10. Are there any examples of repetition? Give example.

  11. Are there any examples of onomatopoeia? Give example.

  12. Are there any examples of assonance? Give example.

  13. Are there any examples of consonance? Give example.

  14. Are there any examples of alliteration? Give example.

  15. Give two examples of imagery from the poem.

  16. Are there any examples of a simile? Give example.

  17. Are there any examples of a metaphor? Give example.

  18. Are there any examples of personification? Give example.

  19. Are there any examples of a hyperbole? Give example.


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