Poetry Scavenger Hunt

Poetry Scavenger Hunt
Name ___________________________________________ Date _____________________ Period ________
This activity does not include all of the poetic devices that you need to know. You should have
already mastered many of them! This worksheet requires you to use your expertise to discover
meanings for other poetic devices. Complete the following statements. You MAY NOT use your
literary terms sheet. You may also refer to the Glossary of Literary Terms (pages R152- R167) of
the text book if you need to.
1. Poems are written in ____________________________ instead of sentences.
2. These are grouped together in ____________________________ instead of paragraphs.
3. ________________ ________________ poetry has no regular pattern of rhyme, rhythm or meter.
4. ____________________________ rhyme is the use of rhyming words within a line.
5. ____________________________ rhyme is the use of rhymes at the ends of lines.
6. ____________________________ is a rhyme in which the stressed syllables of ending consonants
match, however the preceding vowel sounds do not match.
7. The pattern of end rhymes in a poem is called its ____________________ ____________________.
8. ____________________________ refers to sounds, words, phrases, or lines that are stated or used more
than once in a poem.
9. ____________________________is the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words.
10. ____________________________ refers to words and phrases that appeal to the five senses.
11. ____________________ __________________ conveys the meaning beyond the ordinary, literal
12. The ____________________________ of a poem includes the arrangement of words and lines on a
13. _______________________ _____________________ is a figure of speech that compares two unlike
things at some length.
14. Define the following.
Couplet ________________________________________________________________________________
Triplet _________________________________________________________________________________
Quatrain _______________________________________________________________________________