The Practice of Poetry Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Robin Behn
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In this section, students are asked to write from whose point of view?

2. "What's it about?" discusses what topic?

3. Which item is not in the list of items?

4. Who wrote "Your Mother's Kitchen"?

5. In which section are journal entries referred to as a source of material?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the main purpose of "The Things of This World: Image and Metaphor?"

2. What are the two steps required in the exercise in "As/like/Finish the Sentence?"

3. What is the technique outlined in "A Little Night Music: the Narrative Metaphor?"

4. Why does Dove insist that students use their first drawings for the poetry exercise?

5. What type of audience is most suited to the exercise in "The Widow?"

6. How do the drawings used in "Your Mother's Kitchen" affect the final outcome of the poems?

7. What is the purpose of wearing a costume or mask when writing?

8. Explain the process used in "A Journey to Nowhere" by Susan Snively.

9. Why are students required to write a serious poem about a tabloid story?

10. Explain the technique used in "Who We Were" by Edward Hirsh. What is the expected end result?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In one of the daily lessons, students were asked to keep both a dream journal and an every day journal. Explain in detail the type of entries kept in both journals and how the information in each may be used to create an effective and vivid poem. Include examples.

Essay Topic 2

What is the purpose of using "The Cat Poem" by William Carlos Williams? Who is Williams? What contributions has he made to poetry? What other works written by Williams have become well known?

Essay Topic 3

"The Short Narrative Poem" instructs a student about the art of writing a sonnet with some of the restrictions removed. Explain the procedure. Also make a list of each of the formal formats throughout the book and give an example of each.

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