Poetry Collection 2
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
Critical ReadingIdentify the letter of the choice that best answers the question.
____1.Which of the following are characteristics of the tanka form?a. / 14 lines and 5 accented syllables per line
b. / a rhyme scheme of aba
c. / 5 lines and a syllable count of 5, 7, 5, 7, 7
d. / a rhyme scheme of abba, cddc, efef, gg
____2.What does the speaker of “One cannot ask loneliness …” say about loneliness?a. / No one knows how it starts.
b. / No one knows how it ends.
c. / No one knows how to cope with it.
d. / No one knows how to cure it.
____3.In “Was it that I went to sleep …,” whom has the speaker been dreaming about?a. / her dead mother
b. / her sick sister
c. / the man she loves
d. / a person she fears
____4.What poetic form are the repeating lines in “The Waking” characteristic of?a. / tanka
b. / sonnet
c. / villanelle
d. / narrative
____5.What is the rhyme scheme of the following lines from “The Waking”?
I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.
I feel my fate in what I cannot fear.
I learn by going where I have to go.a. / aba
b. / abb
c. / aab
d. / abc
____6.What message does “The Waking” convey about learning?a. / We learn the most from reading good books.
b. / We learn the most from listening to our elders.
c. / We learn the most from watching little children.
d. / We learn the most from pondering our experiences.
____7.Which of the following are characteristics of the sonnet form?a. / 14 lines, regular rhythm and rhyme
b. / 5 lines, strict syllable count
c. / 19 lines, six stanzas, no rhyme
d. / 16 lines, no pattern of rhythm or rhyme
____8.In Sonnet 18, to what does the speaker compare his beloved?a. / a spring morning
b. / a summer day
c. / an autumn evening
d. / a winter night
____9.When previewing the following lines from Sonnet 18, how many sentences should readers plan to read fluently?
So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.a. / none
b. / one
c. / two
d. / four
____10.According to the speaker of Sonnet 18, where will his beloved remain young and beautiful forever?a. / in his memory of her
b. / in his dreams about her
c. / in his painting of her
d. / in his poem about her
____11.Which of the following lines is repeated in “The Waking”?a. / I feel my fate in what I cannot fear.
b. / I learn by going where I have to go.
c. / I hear my being dance from ear to ear.
d. / What falls away is always. And is near.
____12.Which sentence best expresses the message of “The Waking”?a. / Life is a journey that is lived one step at a time.
b. / Life is a dream that has no reality whatsover.
c. / The only way to experience joy is to awaken early.
d. / The only escape from the pain of life is in dreams.
____13.Even without its title, how could you tell that Sonnet 18 is a sonnet?a. / It has 14 lines and 5 unaccented and accented words per line.
b. / It has 14 lines, 5 accented syllables per line, and no rhyme.
c. / It has 19 lines, six stanzas, and a rhyme scheme.
d. / It has 19 lines, along with lines and rhymes that repeat.
____14.Which characteristic of a sonnet is evident in the following lines from Sonnet 18?
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimmed;a. / couplet
b. / rhyme scheme
c. / stress pattern
d. / repetition
____15.What is a correct generalization about the three poetic forms in this group?a. / The tanka emphasizes rhyme more than the sonnet and the villanelle.
b. / The sonnet and the villanelle emphasize rhyme more than the tanka.
c. / The tanka emphasizes length more than the sonnet and the villanelle.
d. / The sonnet and the villanelle emphasize imagery more than the tanka.
16.A tanka suggests deep feelings in a few brief lines. Sonnets and villanelles, on the other hand, include many lines and details to elaborate on a feeling. Which of the three forms do you think creates the most powerful, lasting effect on readers? Choose the poem in this group that had the strongest emotional impact on you. In a brief essay, describe its impact and explain how the poem's form and content help create that effect.