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The air breathes frost. A thin wind beats

Old dust and papers down gray streets

And blows brown leaves with curled‐up edges

At frightened sparrows on window ledges.

A snowflake falls like an errant feather:

A vagabond draws his cloak together,

And an old man totters past with a cane

Wondering if he’ll see spring again.

How many lines does this poem have? 

8 lines

100
What is the beat created by the sounds and words in a poem?
Rhythm
100
What is EXTREME EXAGGERATION?
Hyperbole
100
What is a comparison using like or as?
Simile
100

Poor as a church mouse. strong as an ox, cute as a button, smart as a fox. These are all examples of what?

Similes

200

The air breathes frost. A thin wind beats

Old dust and papers down gray streets

And blows brown leaves with curled‐up edges

At frightened sparrows on window ledges.

A snowflake falls like an errant feather:

A vagabond draws his cloak together,

And an old man totters past with a cane

Wondering if he’ll see spring again.

How many stanzas does this poem have? 

1 stanza

200
What is the pattern of end rhyme used within a stanza?
Rhyme Scheme
200
Sam sells sandwiches on Sunday is an example of what?
Alliteration
200
What is a direct comparison of two unlike things?
Metaphor
200
Give an example of alliteration
Varies
300

The air breathes frost. A thin wind beats

Old dust and papers down gray streets

And blows brown leaves with curled‐up edges

At frightened sparrows on window ledges.

A snowflake falls like an errant feather:

A vagabond draws his cloak together,

And an old man totters past with a cane

Wondering if he’ll see spring again.

What is the rhyme scheme?  

AABB

300

What is a paragraph like grouping of lines in a poem called?

Stanza

300
What is the rhyme scheme in the following poem? Flowers Blooming in May, Birds in the sky Flying; Oh This Flower will Smile Today, Tomorrow it will be Dying.
ABAB
300

Swish is an example of a what?

Onomatopoeia

300
Give an example of an onomatopoeia
VARIES
400

The air breathes frost. A thin wind beats

Old dust and papers down gray streets

And blows brown leaves with curled‐up edges

At frightened sparrows on window ledges.

A snowflake falls like an errant feather:

A vagabond draws his cloak together,

And an old man totters past with a cane

Wondering if he’ll see spring again.

What is the setting of the poem? 

City

400

What is the use of emotional words and language to show a writer's feelings and thoughts?

Poetry

400
What is personification?
Giving human characteristics to something that is non-human.
400
Which of the following is NOT an example of an onomatopoeia? A. Swoosh B. Zip C. Carry D. Boom
C. Carry
400
"The ocean danced in the moonlight," is an example of what?
Personification
500

The air breathes frost. A thin wind beats

Old dust and papers down gray streets

And blows brown leaves with curled‐up edges

At frightened sparrows on window ledges.

A snowflake falls like an errant feather:

A vagabond draws his cloak together,

And an old man totters past with a cane

Wondering if he’ll see spring again.

What is a theme of the poem? 

VARIES

500
What is the rhyme scheme of the following poem? Evening red and morning grey, Are the signs of a sunny day. Evening grey and morning red, Bring rain on the farmer's head.
AABB
500
"I have a million things to do for homework," is an example of a what?
Hyperbole
500

The leaves on the ground danced in the wind The brook sang merrily as it went on its way. The fence posts gossiped and watched cars go by which winked at each other just to say hi. The traffic lights yelled, ”Stop, slow, go!” The tires gripped the road as if clinging to life. Stars in the sky blinked and winked out While the hail was as sharp as a knife. This poem has a lot of _____________ in it.

Personification

500

Give an example of a hyperbole.

VARIES

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