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Recognizing Sound Devices in Poetry

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Harsh or unpleasant combination of sounds:
  1. deficiency
  2. admonishing
  3. dissonance
  4. iridescent
Which of the following is NOT an example of assonance?
  1. Desire is what lights our fire.
  2. Joe told me to go and mow the yard.
  3. He went here and there and everywhere.
  4. Tom told the tiger to sit.
"And the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain," is an example of which figurative language device?
  1. consonance
  2. simile
  3. imagery
  4. onomatopoeia
What is the meaning of the word CACOPHONY?
  1. feeling or showing sorrow and remorse fo a sin or shortcoming
  2. the scientific study of elections
  3. to make a payment or contribution of money
  4. harsh or discordant sound: dissonance; specifically: harshness in the sound of words or phrases
Alliteration is the repetition of a sound, used for poetic effect.
  1. True
  2. False
The following sentence is an example of what figurative device?
"The snake hissed when the dog walked near it."
  1. simile
  2. alliteration
  3. onomatopoeia
  4. metaphor
In poetry, repetition is the recurrence of the same:
  1. word only
  2. phrase only
  3. sound only
  4. word, phrase or sound
Which sentence listed is an example of assonance?
  1. I sipped the rim with a palatable lip.
  2. Go catch the dog!
  3. May I have a cupcake?
  4. Some days are better than others.
Get it? Got it. Good!
This is an example of:
  1. hyperbole
  2. simile
  3. alliteration
  4. assonance
Which of the following lines contains an example of internal rhyme?
  1. There's a Polar Bear
  2. He likes it 'cause it's cold in there
  3. With his seat in the meat
  4. And his face in the fish

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