It is important to test students on skills, not literary content alone. The same is true of poetry. This test asks students to look at and analyze a large variety of poetry. Whether you decide to teach the included poems prior to the test, or use them as a basis for assessing skills as they relate to unseen content, this test will serve to assess important literary and analytical skills. These skills include: identifying figurative language and sound devices, determining theme, making inferences, etc.