Figurative Language Quiz “STOPPING BY WOODS ON A SNOWY EVENING” SPAGHETTI Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village though; A plate heaped high He will not see me stopping here with spaghetti To watch his woods fill up with snow. all covered with tomato sauce is just about my favorite meal. My little horse must think it queer It looks just like a gigantic heap of: To stop without a farmhouse near steaming Between the woods and frozen lake tangled The darkest evening of the year. mixed up He gives his harness bells a shake twizzled To ask if there is some mistake. twisted The only other sound's the sweep wound Of easy wind and downy flake. up woozled The woods are lovely, dark and deep. WORMS! But I have promises to keep, I like picking them up one at a time; And miles to go before I sleep, Swallowing them slowly And miles to go before I sleep. heads first, until the tail flips 1. ____What is the rhyme scheme of the first stanza? across my cheek a. a,b,c,b before finally wriggling down my throat. b. a,a,b,c But best of all, c. a,a,b,a when I’ve finished eating d.a, b,c,a I go and look in a mirror because the tomato sauce 2. ____Which line best describes the mood of this poem? smeared around my mouth a. He gives his harness bells a shake makes me look like a clown. b. My little horse must think it queer - Frank Flynn c. His house is in the village though d. The woods are lovely, dark, and deep 5. “It looks like a gigantic heap of/ steaming/tangled/mixed/up/twizzled/twisted/wound/up 3. ____Which description best describes the emotions of /woozled/WORMS!” is an example of _____________. the narrator? a. simile a. exciting and joyous b. personification b. solemn and calm (solemn=serious, a bit sad) c. hyperbole c. scared and anxious (anxious= very nervous) d. metaphor d. bored and distracted 6. “Swallowing them slowly heads first, until the tail flips 4. ____Based on evidence from the poem, what can we across my cheek” is an example of _____________. infer about the narrator? a. simile a. He is not friends with the owner of the woods. b. onomatopoeia b. He does not want to stay in the woods. c. hyperbole c. He has no obligations at home. d. metaphor d. He does not usually stop in these woods. from EVENING: PONTE AL MARE, PISA “LEOPARD” The sun is set; the swallows are asleep; The bats are flitting fast in the grey air; Gentle hunter The slow soft toads out of damp corners creep, His tail plays on the ground And evening’s breath, wandering here and there While he crushes the skull. Over the quivering surface of the stream, Wakes not one ripple from its summer dream. Beautiful death Who puts on a spotted robe 7. Which of the following lines does not contain When he goes to his victim. alliteration? a. 1 Playful killer b. 2 Whose loving embrace c. 3 Splits the antelope’s heart. d. 4 -Yoruba poem 8. Which of the following lines contains an example of 12. _____In stanza two, the author uses a metaphor to onomatopoeia? compare. a. 1 a. Death to its victims. b. 2 b. A hunter its prey. c. 3 c. Violence to the beauty of the forest. d. 4 d. A leopard to its coat. 9. Which of the following lines contains an example of 13. _____Which word best describes the author’s tone in personification? the poem? a. 1 a. playful b. 2 b. peaceful c. 3 c. admiring d. 4 d. envious 10. What is the mood of the poem? from “THE TYGER” a. ominous When the stars threw down their spears, b. peaceful And water’d heaven with their tears, c. bored Did he smile his work to see? d. anxious Did he who made the Lamb make thee? -William Blake from “GET UP AND SHUT THE DOOR” 14. The above stanza contains an example of The wind blew cold from south and north. ____________________. It blew across the floor: a. simile The old man said to his wife, b. personification “Get up and shut the door.” c. onomatopoeia d. hyperbole “My hands are in the pudding basin. Husband, can’t you see? If it has to wait a hundred years, It won’t be shut by me. - Ian Serrailler 11. Line 7 is an example of _____________________. a. metaphor b. onomatopoeia c. hyperbole d. alliteration “THE EAGLE” From A DREAM WITHIN A DREAM He clasps the crag with crooked hands; Close to the sun in lonely lands, I stand amid the roar Ringed with the azure world, he stands. Of a surf tormented shore, And I hold in my hand The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls; Grains of the golden sand – He watches from his mountain walls, How few! yet how they creep And like a thunderbolt he falls. Through my fingers to the deep, While I weep – while I weep! 15. “The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls” contains Oh God! can I not grasp _____________. Them with a tighter clasp? a. simile Oh God! can I not save b. hyperbole One from the pitiless wave? c. personification Is all that we see or seem d. alliteration But a dream within a dream? - Edgar Allan Poe 16. “He clasps the crag with crooked hands” contains _____________. 18. The sand is a ____________ for time. a. metaphor a. metaphor b. alliteration b. hyperbole c. hyperbole c. personification d. simile d. onomatopoeia 19. Which line contains an example of onomatopoeia? 17. Which of the following lines best supports the author’s a. 1 tone of admiration for the eagle? b. 6 a. He clasps the crag with crooked hands. c. 9 b. Close to the sun in lonely lands. d. 12 c. The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls. d. And like a thunderbolt he falls. 20. Which line contains an example of alliteration? a. 1 b. 4 c. 5 d. 10 21. “One from the pitiless wave” contains an example of ___________. a. hyperbole b. simile c. alliteration d. personification 22. A pair of rhyming lines is called a _____________. 23. Which of the following is not a purpose of using meter and a. couplet rhythm in a poem? b. double a. to imitate an action c. trochee b. to emphasize a meaning d. diatom c. to appeal to sense of sight d. to establish a mood BONUS: Use the word box to fill in the blanks. You get one point for each blank. YOU MUST SPELL THE WORDS CORRECTLY! Hexameter Pentameter Spondee Trimeter Iambic Trochee Biebermeter Hectameter Octameter Dactyl Shakespeare is known for using ________________ ___________________ in his works, which is using five pairs of unstressed then stressed syllables. Poe used __________________ _______________ in “The Raven”, which is eight pairs of stressed then unstressed syllables.