This is a poetry unit test designed for intermediate or junior high students. It has both a "multiple choice" and "fill in the blanks" section for the identification and understanding of what the common literary devices are. It is followed up by a section where students have to create their own examples of the literary devices highlighted. The next section asks students to write out the rhyme scheme for Shel Silverstein's poem "Diving Board" and the last section asks students to complete a poetry analysis of Dylan Thomas' poem "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night".
It may seem difficult by the description but the test was administered to multiple grade seven classrooms with success and even struggling students in language arts were able to identify different elements for a passing grade. This test serves as a review of many literary devices that the students should already know and challenges them to apply what they have learned.
An answer key has been included to make marking easier and each section has been given a weighting of marks for the students.