Poetry Unit Test- CP

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Last updated: November 28, 2019

1917 – 2000
Gwendolyn Brooks

1830 – 1886
Emily Dickinson

1892 – 1950
Edna St. Vincent Millay

1878 – 1967
Carl Sandburg

1914 – 1953
Dylan Thomas

1943 – present
Nikki Giovanni

A Welsh poet equally famous for a distinctive speaking/ reading voice
Dylan Thomas

Composed “Love Is”, “I Wrote a Good Omelet” and “We Are Virginia Tech.

Nikki Giovanni

Born in Topeka, but raised in Chicago, this poet wrote about strong, loving families struggling to survive despite difficult circumstances.
Gwendolyn Brooks

Composed “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night”, “The Hand That Signed the Paper” and “Limerick”
Dylan Thomas

A clear recluse, most of this poet’s work wasn’t discovered and published until this poet had died.
Emily Dickinson

Composed “Sadie and Maud”, “The Bean Eaters” and “The Ballad of Rudolph Reed”
Gwendolyn Brooks

Composed “A Father to His Son”, “Arithmetic” and “Fog.”
Carl Sandburg

Best described as unconventional, this poet peacefully advocated for women’s rights and expression.

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Composed “I’m Nobody! Who Are You?”, “If I Can Stop One Heart from Breaking” and “Because I Could Not Stop for Death”
Emily Dickinson

A working man since the age of thirteen, this poet wrote about what he knew: families, the working class, and America.
Carl Sandburg

Composed “Conscientious Objector”, “A Visit to the Asylum” and “What Lips My Lips Have Kissed”
Edna St. Vincent Millay

Firmly focused on Civil Rights, this poet believes in the power one has to make a difference in oneself, and thus, in the lives of others.
Nikki Giovanni

This poem imparts wisdom about conventional and unconventional ideas about manhood.
“A Father to his Son”

In this poem, death is depicted as a violent master seeking to impose his power over the weak.
“Conscientious Objector”

In this poem, the speaker longs for love and recounts “unremembered lads that not again / Will turn to me at midnight with a cry.”
“What Lips My Lips Have Kissed…”

This poem humorously addresses different applications of an elementary school subject.
“Arithmetic”

In this poem, death is portrayed as a peaceful passenger in a ride through eternity.
“Because I Could Not Stop for Death”

This poem describe a content, “old yellow pair” quietly living out a modest life.
The Bean Eaters

In the speaker encourages the audience to “Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”
Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

In this poem, the speaker acknowledges that loving someone is more than “warm fuzzies,” but the struggle and pain is worth it when it’s the right two people.
Love Is

In the poem, the speaker suggests that all humanity is united by tragedy and suffering, despite differing circumstances.
We Are Virginia Tech

The repetition of vowel sounds followed by different consonants in two or more stressed syllables.
Assonance

The repetition of initial consonant sounds.
Alliteration

Poetry that tells a story.
Narrative

The descriptive or figurative language used to create word pictures for the reader.
Imagery

The repetition of sounds at the ends of words.
Rhyme

When a nonhuman subject is given human traits.
Personification

A highly musical verse that expresses the observations and feelings of a single speaker.
Lyrical Poem

The use of any element of language—a sound, a phrase, a clause or a sentence- more than once.
Repetition

The use of words to imitate sounds.
Onomatopoeia

A figure of speech in which like or as is used to make a comparison.
Simile

A figure of speech in which one thing is spoken of as if it is something else
Metaphor

A comparison developed over several lines of a poem
Extended Metaphor

A regular pattern of rhyming words in a poem.
Rhyme Scheme

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