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  • 1. Understanding Poetic Terms High School English
  • 2. Few Types of Poetic Terms
    • Imagery
    • Personification
    • Irony
    • Simile
    • Metaphor
  • 3. Now..Here’s A Little Lesson!
    • Imagery is the use of words to create mental pictures; the use of words to appeal to the senses.
    • Personification is giving human characteristics to nonhuman things.
    • Irony is commonly the reverse of the expected.
    • A simile is two unlike things compared using “like” or “as”.
    • A metaphor is two unlike things directly compared.
  • 4. Directions for Test:
    • You will receive one question for each type of poetic term.
    • Click on the correct answer.
    • If you don’t get the correct answer the first time, go back and give it another try!
    • Good Luck!
  • 5. Question One:
    • Which of the following is an example of imagery?
    a.) Sally sells seashells by the seashore b.) The sour taste of the lemon made my eyes squint! c.) As quiet as a mouse
  • 6. Oops!...try again BACK
  • 7. Excellent! That is correct!
  • 8. Question Two:
    • “ The trees danced in the breeze” is an example of what?
    a.) alliteration b.) metaphor c.) personification d.) stanza e.) none of the above
  • 9. Oops!...try again BACK
  • 10. Excellent! That is correct!
  • 11. Question Three:
    • Irony is…
    a.) comparing things using “like” or “as” b.) commonly the reverse of the expected c.) use of words that create mental pictures d.) giving human characteristics to nonhuman things
  • 12. Oops!...try again BACK
  • 13. Excellent! That is correct!
  • 14. Question Four:
    • Which of the following is an example of a simile?
    a.) “I was expecting something else!” b.) “the sword pierced his heart of gold” c.) “Beautiful flowers are blooming in the fields” d.) “Her smile was as bright as the sun!”
  • 15. Oops!...try again BACK
  • 16. Excellent! That is correct!
  • 17. Question Five: Which of the following is an example of a metaphor? a.) The little girl was as light as a feather. b.) The flowers smiled in the beautiful summer day. c.) Her smile was the sun’s light. d.) None of the above
  • 18. Oops!...try again BACK
  • 19. Excellent! That is correct!
  • 20. THE END!