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Forms of Poetry (Grade 6)

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Forms of Poetry

A poem that contains fourteen lines and is written in iambic pentameter is a(n)
  1. sonnet.
  2. elegy.
  3. lyric.
  4. narrative.
A type of poem characterized by brevity, compression, and the expression of feeling is a                 poem.
  1. sonnet
  2. ballad
  3. lyric
  4. elegy
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
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
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
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
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
Greasy, long
Winding, swimming, moving
An eel is strange.

What type of poem is this?
  1. Haiku
  2. Limerick
  3. Free Verse
  4. Cinquain
Blowing briskly
Leaves fall
We rake
Colored leaves

And jump.

What type of poem is this?
  1. Free Verse
  2. Haiku
  3. Rhyme Scheme
  4. Diamante
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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