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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) Poetry Questions

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Grade 8 Poetry

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In poetry, repetition is the recurrence of the same:
  1. word only
  2. phrase only
  3. sound only
  4. word, phrase or sound
Grade 8 Poetry
The word "tanka" most likely means:
  1. old poem
  2. short poem
  3. happy poem
  4. heroic poem
Grade 8 Poetry
Why do a lot of tanka that you read in English seem to stray from the syllable count?
  1. The format is not fixed.
  2. People cannot count very well.
  3. They were translated into English.
  4. Each Japanese word represents two syllables.
Grade 8 Poetry
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Haiku usually have one of these in the last line:
  1. drumroll/rimshot
  2. punchline
  3. crescendo
  4. twist
Grade 8 Poetry

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Ballads are songlike poems that:
  1. must be sung
  2. share trade secrets
  3. do not make sense
  4. tell a story
Grade 8 Poetry
The first three lines of a tanka are called the:
  1. upper phrase
  2. lower phrase
  3. higher order
  4. lower order
Grade 8 Democracy
What point of view is used in the poem "Democracy" by Langston Hughes?
  1. 1st person
  2. 2nd person
  3. 3rd person omniscient
  4. 3rd person limited
Grade 8 Poetry

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Another name for poetry is:
  1. prose
  2. pros
  3. verse
  4. bros
Grade 8 Poetry
A poem with a plot and characters is called this kind of verse:
  1. blank
  2. narrative
  3. balladeer
  4. plot 'n' character
Grade 8 Democracy
What is the topic/subject of the poem "Democracy" by Langston Hughes?
  1. fight for your freedom
  2. democracy/freedom
  3. freedom is no good if you are dead
  4. it is important to vote
Grade 8 Poetry

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