This ELA exam tests students on their knowledge of advanced poetic devices. This was created for use in an AP English Literature class, but could be used in other upper level classes as well. The test has 25 questions and is broken into four parts:
Part I: Questions 1-6: Read lines from a poem and identify the literary device used in those lines.
Part II: Questions 7-14: Match the literary device to the correct definition.
Part III: Questions 15-21: Write in your own definition for each literary device.
Part IV: Questions 22-25: Read a poetry excerpt and identify an iamb, a trochee, a spondee, and whether it is written in free verse, blank verse, or neither.
Literary Devices and Terms on this test: Synecdoche, Cinquain, Iamb, Personification, Spondee, Anaphora, Conceit, Meiosis, Enjambment, Apostrophe, Assonance, Extended metaphor, Lyric poetry, Pathetic fallacy, Rhyming couplets, Free verse, Inversion/inverted sentence, Mood, Ciasmus, Symbolism, Consonance, Blank verse, Metonymy, Tercet/Terza Rhyma, Alliteration, Allusion, Trochee
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