Poetic Devices
Types of Poetry
Poetic Eras
Close Reading
Ethos/Pathos/Logos
100

This is an example of which poetic device?

"Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers."

Alliteration

100

This is a 14-line poem that can be classified as Petrarchan or Shakespearean.

Sonnet

100

This era of poetry developed nearly all of the classic forms that formed the underpinnings of later literature, drama, music and poetry, including the ode, epic, lyric, tragedy, and comedy.

Ancient Greek

100

Determine which poetic device is used in the underlined section below.

"Thy soul was like a Star, and dwelt apart:"

Simile

100

Read the following prompt and determine whether or not it is showing ethos, pathos, or logos.

"Dull would he be of soul who could pass by

A sight so touching in its majesty:"

Pathos

200

This is an example of which poetic device?

"Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."

Simile

200

This is a type of poetry that does not adhere to rules regarding rhyme or meter.

Free Verse

200

This era had a group of troubadours started creating songs and lyrics influenced by the Arabic civilization, Latin and Greek poets, and Christian concepts with three concepts that stood above all others: the spiritualization of passion, imagery, and secret love.

Provincial Literature

200

Determine which poetic device is used in the underlined section below.

"Borne on the bier with white and bristly beard,"

Alliteration

200

Read the following prompt and determine whether or not it is showing ethos, pathos, or logos.

"As a doctor, I am qualified to tell you that this course of treatment will likely generate the best results."

Ethos

300

This is an example of which poetic device?

A police station gets robbed.

Situational Irony

300

This type of poem is a representative of Japanese poetry with a syllable count of 5/7/5.

Haiku
300

This era was known for Spenser and Shakespeare taking the Petrarchan form that was introduced to the literary landscape and added their individual touches, forming the three principal sonnet styles: Petrarchan, Spenserian, and Shakespearean.

Elizabethan and Shakespearean Era

300

Determine which poetic device is used in the underlined section below.

"And nothing ‘gainst Time’s scythe can make defence"

Symbolism

300

Read the following prompt and determine whether or not it is showing ethos, pathos, or logos.

"They've worked against everything we've worked so hard to build, and they don't care who gets hurt in the process. Make no mistake, they're the enemy, and they won't stop until we're all destroyed."

Pathos

400

This is an example of which poetic device?

The wind howled angrily outside.

Personification

400

This type of poetry is written with a precise meter—almost always iambic pentameter—but does not rhyme.

Blank Verse

400

This era was known for making nature even more central to their work than the metaphysical poets, treating it as an elusive metaphor in their work. They sought a freer, more personal expression of passion, pathos, and personal feelings, and challenged their readers to open their minds and imaginations.

Romantic Era

400

Determine which poetic device is used in the underlined section below.

"Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair."

Metaphor

400

Read the following prompt and determine whether or not it is showing ethos, pathos, or logos.

"History has shown time and again that absolute power corrupts absolutely."

Logos

500

This is an example of which poetic device?

Lean, mean, fighting machine.

Assonance

500

This type of poetry has 31 syllables, and is broken into lines based on their syllables. Modern versions of this poetry type has 5 lines broken into 5/7/5/7/7 syllable count.

Tanka

500

The mixture of academia, be-bop jazz, the liberating free verse defined the style.

The Beat Movement
500

Determine which poetic device is used in the underlined section below.

"A free bird leaps

on the back of the wind"

Personification

500

Read the following prompt and determine whether or not it is showing ethos, pathos, or logos.

"Based on the dozens of archaeological expeditions I've made all over the world, I am confident that those potshards are Mesopotamian in origin."

Ethos

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