Poetry
Literary Terms
"Seventh Grade"
"Thank You, Ma'am"
Commas, Colons, and Semicolons

100

What are a group of lines in a poem called?

Stanza

100

What is a description of an object, animal, place, or idea as if it were human or had human qualities?

Personification

100

What is the setting of "Seventh Grade"?  Be sure to name the state.

School in California

100

Why does Mrs. Jones treat Roger kindly?

She wants to teach him a lesson

100

True or false? A colon should come before a list of items.

True

200

How many lines are in a sonnet?

14

200

What is the MOST important idea about a topic?

Central Idea

200

Who is the protagonist and antagonist of "Seventh Grade"?

Victor and Victor

200

Who is the protagonist and antagonist of "Thank You, Ma'am"?

Roger and Mrs. Jones

200

True or false? A semicolon should be used to divide two sentences that could be complete sentences on their own.

True

300

Which type of sonnet ends with a couplet?  (Hint: We read one called "Sonnet 18.")

Shakespearean sonnet

300

What is a claim?

What the author believes/The writer's position or opinion

300

What is Victor's main internal conflict about?

Feeling embarrassed when trying to impress Teresa by pretending to know French

300

What is one conflict from "Thank You, Ma'am"?

Answers may vary.

300

True or false? A comma should come before a coordinating conjunction (For, And, Nor, But, Or, Yet, So) when what comes before and what comes after that coordinating conjunction can be sentences on their own.

True

400

What is the rhyme scheme of a Shakespearean sonnet?  Use letters to show the rhyme scheme.

ABAB CDCD EFEF GG

400

When writing an essay, after including a quotation from the text, you need to include a series of explanations and interpretations that follow your evidence.  What is this called?

Commentary

400

What is one theme of "Seventh Grade"?

Be yourself.  Don't lie to impress others.  Take chances.

400

What is one theme of "Thank You, Ma'am"?

Forgive others.  Treat others kindly.  You never know what someone is going through.  Everyone has potential.

400

Edit the following sentence: A letter from Westerly Rhode Island has arrived today.

A letter from Westerly, Rhode Island has arrived today.

500

What is it called when a line has 10 syllables that follow a pattern of unstressed, stressed, unstressed, stressed, etc.?

Iambic Pentameter

500

Create a proper MLA in-text citation after this quotation from page 4 of "Seventh Grade" by Gary Soto: "He was going to like seventh grade."  

"He was going to like seventh grade" (Soto 4).

500

What is the point of view of "Seventh Grade"?

Third person

500

What is the climax of "Thank You, Ma'am"?  (Hint: It's also the central conflict.)

Roger has a choice to stay or run away, and he decides to stay at Mrs. Jones' house for dinner.

500

He likes soccer: she likes tennis. The colon is incorrect. What are two ways the sentence can be edited to be correct? 

He likes soccer; she likes tennis.

He likes soccer, and she likes tennis.

He likes soccer. She likes tennis.