Poetry Test Study Guide

First, second, and sixth periods will have a test on Monday 10 January 2011 on poetry. Below are the topics covered.

First Period
Topics Poems
  • sound devices
    • alliteration
    • onomatopoeia
    • rhyme
    • rhythm
  • figurative language
    • metaphor
    • simile
    • personification
  • elements of a ballad
  • Because You Asked About the Line Between Prose and Poetry
  • Introduction to Poetry
  • The Laynard
  • Thumbprint
  • The Drum
  • Ring Out, Wild Bells
  • Ode to Enchanted Light
  • Little Exercise
  • The Sky Is Low, the Clouds Are Mean
  • Ballad of Birmingham
  • Boots of Spanish Leather
Second and Sixth Periods
Topics Poems
  • sound devices
    • alliteration
    • onomatopoeia
    • rhyme
    • rhythm
  • figurative language
    • metaphor
    • simile
    • personification
  • elements of a ballad
  • Because You Asked About the Line Between Prose and Poetry
  • Introduction to Poetry
  • Cat
  • Silver
  • Your World
  • Concrete Mixers
  • The City Is So Big
  • Harlem Night Song
  • Ballad of Birmingham
  • Boots of Spanish Leather