This is a test of your knowledge of terms used when writing about poetry. By now you should be familiar with the terms used here, although your memory may need jogging a little ...

Each of the questions is multiple choice, so just click the box next to the answer you think is correct and good luck!

Click the button at the end to find out your score.


1.

"And ice, mast-high, came floating by,
As green as emerald."

The above line of poetry is an example of ...

... a simile
... a metaphor
... onomatopoeia


2.

"The troop of his enemies, tribe after tribe
Terrifying their warriors."

The above line of poetry is an example of ...

... rhyme
... personification
... alliteration


3.

"Eye, gazelle, delicate wanderer,
Drinker of the horizon's fluid line."

The above line of poetry is an example of ...

... a simile
... alliteration
... a metaphor


4.

"The moan of doves in immemorial elms
And murmuring of innumerable bees."

The above line of poetry is an example of ...

... onomatopoeia
... rhyme
... personification


5.

" ... The tree
Budding yearly must forget
How its past arose or set - "

As well as rhyme, the above line of poetry is an example of ...

... a simile
... personification
... onomatopoeia


6.

"A comparison between two distinctly different things, usually indicated by the words 'like' or 'as'."

Above is a definition of ...

... a metaphor
... a simile
... personification


7.

"Writing of an object (e.g. a chair) or a concept (e.g. justice) as if alive or having human characteristics."

This is a definition of ...

... onomatopoeia
... a metaphor
... personification


8.

"The sound of the words used matches their meaning."

The above is a definition of ...

... onomatopoeia
... rhyme
... a simile


9.

"Repetition of sounds in a sequence of words."

Above is a definition of ...

... a simile
... alliteration
... a metaphor


10.

"A way of describing something as if it is something else, but without making a comparison."

This is a definition of ...

... personification
... a metaphor
... rhyme