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1
Poetry for children should be
A)Educational
B)Based on topics relevant to their lives
C)Full of figurative language
D)Nostalgic
2
Young children respond to poetry because of
A)Its classical themes
B)Its meaning
C)The rhythm of the language
D)The similes poets use
3
A poetic element that is used to convey sound is
A)Nostalgia
B)Imagery
C)Metaphor
D)Alliteration
4
Poetry for children
A)Should be sweet and sentimental
B)Ought to be educational
C)Should reflect the real emotions of childhood
D)Ought to be easy to memorize
5
When a poet attributes human characteristics to a lamp, she is using the technique of
A)Assonance
B)Personification
C)Metaphor
D)Simile
6
"The ocean roared like a lion" is an example of this literary device:
A)Metaphor
B)Simile
C)Anthropomorphism
D)Personification
7
Children's first introduction to poetry is often
A)In preschool
B)Rap music
C)Nursery rhymes, finger play, and songs
D)Not until the elementary years
8
Sixty years of research has demonstrated that children do not like this poetry form:
A)Lyrical poems
B)Ballads
C)Haiku
D)Narrative rhymes
9
The element of rhythm in poetry is appealing to children because
A)Children are naturally rhythmic
B)They like order and structure
C)It makes poetry easier to memorize
D)They can jump rope to it
10
"Clickety clickety clack" is an example of
A)Alliteration
B)Assonance
C)Onomatopoeia
D)Consonance
11
A narrative poem
A)Is a five line verse in which lines 1,2 & 5 rhyme as do lines 3 & 4
B)Contains only seventeen syllables
C)Presents a theme of the poem in visual form
D)Tells a story
12
A sijo
A)Consists of three lines of 14-16 syllables each
B)Contains only seventeen syllables
C)Presents a theme of the poem in visual form
D)Is a five line verse in which lines 1,2 & 5 rhyme as do lines 3 & 4
13
Good poetry
A)Is short
B)Has classical themes
C)Helps people look at the world in new ways
D)Develops phonemic awareness
14
Concrete poetry
A)Presents a theme of the poem in visual form
B)Is an ancient form of Japanese verse
C)Is a five-line nonsense verse
D)Is a lyrical poem
15
Teachers should try to read poetry
A)That has won awards
B)Once a week
C)That they like
D)Several times a day







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