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Exam Preparation for Poetry 13

In this worksheet, students revise poetic techniques and remind themselves how to prepare for unseen poetry in their GCSE exam.

'Exam Preparation for Poetry 13' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 4

Curriculum topic:  Reading

Curriculum subtopic:  Read a Wide Range of High-Quality Texts

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

This worksheet will help you to prepare for any poetry elements you encounter in your exam. It will also help you to revise key poetic terms.

What is the form of a poem?

the type of poem it is such as a sonnet or ballad

the number of lines it has

whether it rhymes or not

Match the following poetic forms with their descriptions.

Column A

Column B

ballad
a poem that does not conform to any conventional f...
sonnet
a poem of 14 lines often about love
dramatic monologue
a poem written in the first person that is usually...
free verse
a poem that tells a story and each stanza usually ...

What is the structure of a poem?

the rhyme scheme

the order in which a poem is put together and set out

the number of lines it has

What is enjambment?

complex imagery

a French poem

lines that don't have any punctuation at the end

What do you call lines of poetry that have punctuation at the end?

full-stopped

end-stopped

finalised

What does the word stanza mean?

another word for verse

an Italian poem

the ending of the poem

What is the rhyme scheme of a poem?

how many lines rhyme

the pattern of the rhyme

the last two lines of a poem

What do we use to explain what the rhyme scheme of a poem is?

numbers

letters

If a stanza has four lines and every alternate line rhymes then its rhyme scheme would be ABAB. 

Look at the opening stanza to the poem 'The Lady of Shalott' and choose the correct rhyme scheme below.

 

 

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On either side the river lie
Long fields of barley and of rye,
That clothe the wold and meet the sky;
And thro' the field the road runs by
To many-tower'd Camelot;
And up and down the people go,
Gazing where the lilies blow
Round an island there below,
The island of Shalott.

 

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AABBBCCBB

ABABCCDDA

AAAABCCCB

What is it called when a poem has two lines next to each other that ryhme?

rhyming double

rhyming couplet

rhyming pair

When you describe the imagery of a poem, what techniques might you comment on?

 

Select three answers from the list below.

personification

rhyme

rhythm

metaphors

simile

alliteration

What is alliteration?

repetition of words

repetition of lines

repetition of sounds at the start of words

What is sibilance?

rhyming lines

a poem full of enjambment

the repetition of the 's' sound at the start of words

What is assonance?

repetition of the same sound at the start of words

repetition of the same vowel sound in the middle of words

repetition of the same sound at the end of words

You may discuss a poet's choice of diction. What does diction mean?

word choice

use of imagery

use of rhyme

  • Question 1

What is the form of a poem?

CORRECT ANSWER
the type of poem it is such as a sonnet or ballad
EDDIE SAYS
The form of a poem is the type of poem it is such as ballad.
  • Question 2

Match the following poetic forms with their descriptions.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

ballad
a poem that tells a story and eac...
sonnet
a poem of 14 lines often about lo...
dramatic monologue
a poem written in the first perso...
free verse
a poem that does not conform to a...
EDDIE SAYS
Ballad = a poem that tells a story and each stanza usually has four lines.
Sonnet = a poem of 14 lines often about love.
Dramatic monologue = a poem written in the first person that is usually addressed to a fictional listener.
Free verse = a poem that does not conform to any conventional form.
  • Question 3

What is the structure of a poem?

CORRECT ANSWER
the order in which a poem is put together and set out
EDDIE SAYS
The structure of a poem is the order in which a poem is put together and set out.
  • Question 4

What is enjambment?

CORRECT ANSWER
lines that don't have any punctuation at the end
EDDIE SAYS
Enjambment is lines that don't have any punctuation at the end.
  • Question 5

What do you call lines of poetry that have punctuation at the end?

CORRECT ANSWER
end-stopped
EDDIE SAYS
Lines of poetry with punctuation at the end are called end-stopped.
  • Question 6

What does the word stanza mean?

CORRECT ANSWER
another word for verse
EDDIE SAYS
Stanza is another word for verse.
  • Question 7

What is the rhyme scheme of a poem?

CORRECT ANSWER
the pattern of the rhyme
EDDIE SAYS
The rhyme scheme is the pattern of the rhyme.
  • Question 8

What do we use to explain what the rhyme scheme of a poem is?

CORRECT ANSWER
letters
EDDIE SAYS
We use letters to explain a rhyme scheme such as ABAB.
  • Question 9

If a stanza has four lines and every alternate line rhymes then its rhyme scheme would be ABAB. 

Look at the opening stanza to the poem 'The Lady of Shalott' and choose the correct rhyme scheme below.

 

 

******************

On either side the river lie
Long fields of barley and of rye,
That clothe the wold and meet the sky;
And thro' the field the road runs by
To many-tower'd Camelot;
And up and down the people go,
Gazing where the lilies blow
Round an island there below,
The island of Shalott.

 

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CORRECT ANSWER
AAAABCCCB
EDDIE SAYS
The correct rhyme scheme is: AAAABCCCB.
On either side the river lie = A
Long fields of barley and of rye, = A
That clothe the wold and meet the sky; = A
And thro' the field the road runs by = A
To many-tower'd Camelot; = B
And up and down the people go, = C
Gazing where the lilies blow = C
Round an island there below, = C
The island of Shalott. = B
  • Question 10

What is it called when a poem has two lines next to each other that ryhme?

CORRECT ANSWER
rhyming couplet
EDDIE SAYS
Two lines next to each other that rhyme are a rhyming couplet.
  • Question 11

When you describe the imagery of a poem, what techniques might you comment on?

 

Select three answers from the list below.

CORRECT ANSWER
personification
metaphors
simile
EDDIE SAYS
Imagery is personification, metaphors and similes.
  • Question 12

What is alliteration?

CORRECT ANSWER
repetition of sounds at the start of words
EDDIE SAYS
Alliteration is the repetition of sounds at the start of words.
  • Question 13

What is sibilance?

CORRECT ANSWER
the repetition of the 's' sound at the start of words
EDDIE SAYS
Sibilance is the repetition of the 's' sound at the start of words.
  • Question 14

What is assonance?

CORRECT ANSWER
repetition of the same vowel sound in the middle of words
EDDIE SAYS
Assonance is the repetition of the same vowel sound in the middle of words.
  • Question 15

You may discuss a poet's choice of diction. What does diction mean?

CORRECT ANSWER
word choice
EDDIE SAYS
Diction is word choice.
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