Twenty Questions Subject: Poetry Elements
What is the artful arrangement of language, often used to illustrate an idea? • Poetry
Words with similar end sounds, within or at the ends of lines is called ______. • rhyme
5. ______ is a repeated pattern of sound that is made up of stressed and unstressed syllables. • Rhythm
6. What is the “voice” of a poem? • Speaker
A pattern of rhyming lines is called a _______ ________. • rhyme scheme
Vitae Lampada (“Light of Life”) by Sir Henry Newbolt There’s a breathless hush in the Close tonight— Ten to make and the match to win— A bumping pitch and a blinding light, An hour to play and last man in. And it’s not for the sake of a ribboned coat, Or the selfish hope of a season’s fame, But his Captain’s hand on his shoulder smote “Play up! play up! and play the game!” The sand of the desert is sodden red,— Red with the wreck of a square that broke;— The Gatling’s jammed and the colonel dead, And the regiment blind with dust and smoke. The river of death has brimmed his banks, And England’s far, and Honor a name, But the voice of schoolboy rallies the ranks, “Play up! play up! and play the game!” This is the word that year by year While in her place the School is set Every one of her sons must hear, And none that hears it dare forget. This they all with a joyful mind Bear through life like a torch in flame, And falling fling to the host behind— “Play up! play up! and play the game!” How many stanzas are there in this poem? 3 Which two words in this poem rhyme? a. tonight, win b. broke, smoke c. year, set d. hear, mind What kind of poem is this? epic Which line is part of the refrain? “Play up! play up! and play the game!” 9.
A flea and a fly in a flue Were caught, so what could they do? Said the fly, “Let us flee.” “Let us fly,” said the flea. So they flew through a flaw in the flue. This poem is a— limerick What is the rhyme scheme? aabba 10.
11. This poem is a _________. Thin green sprouting blade what gives you the quiet strength to split rough stone slabs? haiku
12. A __________ is two successive lines of verse that rhyme. • couplet Tell me if you think you knowHow to make a turtle go.
13. A musical poem that tells a story is ____________. • a ballad Ballads were originally written to be sung. They usually feature a refrain.
14. What type of poem tells about the speaker’s feelings? • Lyric
15. A rhymed lyric poem consisting of 14 lines and has a rhyme scheme of abab cdcd efef gg is called a ___________. • Sonnet
16. An ______ is a lyric poem of praise for something or someone. • ode
17. A lyric poem that mourns and remembers the dead is ______. • an elegy
18. A long poem that describes the deeds or adventures of a hero is ______. • an epic
19. A rhyming five-line poem that is usually very silly or humorous and has a rhyme scheme of aabba is ________. • a limerick
20. The _______ is a Japanese form of unrhymed poetry that often describes nature. It has three lines: The first line has five syllables, the second line has seven syllables, and the third line has five syllables. (5-7-5) • haiku