Poetic Devices Review Question Preview (ID: 1057)

Commons Poetic Devices And Techniques.

The repetition of the same beginning sounds is known as
a) Assonance
b) Simile
c) Alliteration
d) Onomatopoeia

An overstatement or exaggeration meant to place emphasis is called
a) Hyperbole
b) Metaphor
c) Oxymoron
d) Personification

A comparison between two things using like or as is known as
a) Personification
b) Simile
c) Metaphor
d) Rhythm

What is this an example of? The trees laughed in the wind.
a) Metaphor
b) Oxymoron
c) Simile
d) Personification

The repetition of vowel sounds in the middle or end of a word is called
a) Alliteration
b) Assonance
c) Metaphor
d) Simile

"The fire crackled and popped in the night" Crackled and Popped are examples of:
a) Onomatopoeia
b) Oxymoron
c) Rhyme
d) Rhythm

Poems are often times organized into:
a) Paragraphs
b) Phrases
c) Stories
d) Stanzas

"The sun is a sparkling diamond" What is this an example of?
a) Oxymoron
b) Metaphor
c) Simile
d) Hyperbole

What is this an example of? In the dark morning, the man laughed sadly.
a) Onomatopoeia
b) Simile
c) Personification
d) Oxymoron

Denotation means:
a) a second meaning of a word
b) a word that stands for something else
c) the dictionary definition of a word
d) a word that has no meaning.

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