Wednesday, January 4, 2012

4th Grade Poetry Vocabulary Quiz

4th Grade Poetry Vocabulary Quiz

Academic Vocabulary Tier 3

Instructions: Choose the best answer for each question.
1.     the repetition of the same sound at the beginning of words in a phrase or sentence.
 alliteration
 hyperbole
 simile
 assonance
2.     images that are created in the mind while reading or looking at art.
 simile
 stanza
 imagery
 alliteration
3.     in rhetoric, an obvious and deliberate exaggeration or overstatement, intended for effect and not to be taken literally, such as "He had a million excuses". (Cf. litotes.)
 foreshadow
 hyperbole
 alliteration
 satire
4.     a figure of speech in which two different things are compared by using the words "like" or "as." "The cake was as light as a feather" is an example of a __________.
 stanza
 metaphor
 simile
 hyperbole
5.     a literary or dramatic work that ridicules or derides human vice or foolishness, usually through the use of parody or irony.
 stanza
 alliteration
 satire
 foreshadow
6.     a past event that interrupts the forward action of a play, movie, novel, or the like.
 foreshadow
 assonance
 flashback
 stanza
7.     a group of related lines in a poem that make up one section within the poem. __________ often have a regular meter and rhyme pattern.
 alliteration
 stanza
 assonance
 simile
8.     similarity in sounds, especially vowel sounds.
 irony
 hyperbole
 assonance
 simile
9.     to signal or indicate beforehand; presage; prefigure.
 irony
 stanza
 hyperbole
 foreshadow
10.a phrase that describes something by comparing it to some other thing.
 hyperbole
 stanza
 metaphor
 assonance
11.spoken or written words that mean the opposite of their usual meaning.
 simile
 foreshadow
 irony
 assonance

4th Grade Poetry Quiz
January 4, 2012
  1. the act or technique of ascribing human attributes to nonhuman or inanimate things.
     allusion
     oxymoron
     personification
     allegory
  2. the time and place in which something happens.
     homophone
     allusion
     setting
     resolution
  3. to be in strong opposition to.
     conflict
     antagonist
     allusion
     onomatopoeia
  4. a state of excitement or anxiety that comes from mystery or doubt.
     suspense
     oxymoron
     homophone
     conflict
  5. a word that sounds the same as another but has a different meaning and often a different spelling. In the sentence, "I've been feeling weak for almost a week," the words, "weak" and "week" are __________.
     conflict
     homophone
     antagonist
     protagonist
  6. a solution or end to an argument or other conflict.
     homophone
     setting
     resolution
     suspense
  7. a poem or song that tells a story.
     antagonist
     ballad
     onomatopoeia
     resolution
  8. a person who fights against another; an enemy or competitor.
     suspense
     oxymoron
     protagonist
     antagonist
  9. a figure of speech in which an apparent contradiction makes or highlights a point, as in the phrase, "a frozen flame".
     protagonist
     allusion
     onomatopoeia
     oxymoron
  10. the leading character in a literary work.
     protagonist
     setting
     allusion
     ballad
  11. the formation or use of words whose sounds suggest the meanings of the words, such as "bang," "moo," or "jingle".
     onomatopoeia
     ballad
     antagonist
     resolution
  12. an indirect reference to or mention of something.
     suspense
     resolution
     allusion
     onomatopoeia
  13. a tool in art or literature that uses concrete characters, events, or things to represent ideas or beliefs.
     allegory
     antagonist
     homophone
     conflict

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