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Forms of Poetry (Grade 6)

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Forms of Poetry

1. 
A poem that contains fourteen lines and is written in iambic pentameter is a(n)
  1. sonnet.
  2. elegy.
  3. lyric.
  4. narrative.
2. 
A type of poem characterized by brevity, compression, and the expression of feeling is a                 poem.
  1. sonnet
  2. ballad
  3. lyric
  4. elegy
3. 
Poetry that has no fixed pattern of meter, line length, or stanza arrangement which ignores the traditional rules is                .
  1. lyric poetry
  2. sonnet
  3. free verse
  4. haiku
4. 
Hiawatha's Departure from The Song of Hiawatha
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is an example of which type of poetry?

By the shore of Gitchie Gumee,
By the shining Big-Sea-Water,
At the doorway of his wigwam,
In the pleasant Summer morning,
Hiawatha stood and waited.
  1. Ballad
  2. Sonnet
  3. Epic
  4. Acrostic
5. 
Japanese poetry that has 17 syllables and 3 lines which usually captures a moment in nature is what type of poem?
  1. Lyric
  2. Epic
  3. Ballad
  4. Haiku
6. 
I plan to write a poem about my favorite sport using the letters of the word. What type of poem is this?
  1. Ballad
  2. Couplet
  3. Free/Blank
  4. Acrostic
7. 
So the young man says to the young lady...
"Oh, I pledge my love to thee,
Will you please just marry me?"

His poem goes on and on about how she should marry him. This is an example of which type of poetry?
  1. Ode
  2. Sonnet
  3. Symbolism
  4. Free/Blank
8. 
Eel
Greasy, long
Winding, swimming, moving
An eel is strange.
Fish

What type of poem is this?
  1. Haiku
  2. Limerick
  3. Free Verse
  4. Cinquain
9. 
Wind
Blowing briskly
Leaves fall
From
The
Trees
We rake
Colored leaves
In
A
Big
Pile.

And jump.

What type of poem is this?
  1. Free Verse
  2. Haiku
  3. Rhyme Scheme
  4. Diamante
10. 
There once was a man from Peru,
Who dreamed of eating his shoe,
He awoke with a fright,
In the middle of the night,
And found that his dream had come true!

What type of poem is this?
  1. Limerick
  2. Couplet
  3. Haiku
  4. Acrostic
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