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    Vocabulary for Poetry

    Vocabulary definitions matched to terms related to poetry. As poetry moves from rigid forms to more flowing, an understanding of language is needed. This quiz offers a brief introduction to the language arts.

    1

    Choose the correct term that refers to the rhythm of poetry which is measured by syllables (stressed and unstressed).

    2

    Choose the correct term that refers to a phrase that has a different meaning than what the common definition of the words.

    3

    Choose the correct term that refers to comparing ideas or objects using figurative language, but not words such as like or as.

    4

    Choose the correct term that refers to a specific rhythm in a poem that has five feet in each line, including an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed.

    5

    Choose the correct term that refers to comparing two ideas or objects using figurative language that uses words like or as.