The Practice of Poetry Test | Final 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. This section teaches students about which poetic aspect?

2. What will students be required to use when writing this poem?

3. What topic is taught in "In a Dark Room: Photography and Revision?"

4. Who wrote "The Fill-in-the-Blanks or Definition Poem?"

5. What adjective may be used to describe this section?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain the instructions for "Smash Palace" and its purpose.

2. What is the purpose of the exercises in "Cut and Shuffle?" What technique is used?

3. What is the goal in the section titled "Stealing the Goods"?

4. Explain the difference between factual and psychological truths.

5. How important is it for students to choose a simple object for a Definition Poem?

6. Explain the tool used in "In a Dark Room: Photography and Revision" and how they can help students in their work.

7. Explain the poetic form called the Pantoum.

8. What are the two basic structures used in "Truth in Strangeness: Accidents, Chance and the Non-rational?"

9. What is Free Verse Lineation? What is the purpose of using it in an exercise?

10. What is an "imitative fallacy?" How is it used in poetry and by whom?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In "Dramatic Monologue: Carving the Voice, Carving the Masks," the author requires students to write through the eyes of another, effectively creating or using another voice rather than one's own. Explain how this might be done. What voice would you choose to use? How would you achieve the transformation? Would it be easier or more difficult to choose a fictional character? Would it be easier or more difficult to write through the eyes of the opposite sex?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

What is the "Matthewsian Invisible Hinge?" How is it used in Part Five? What will a poet learn by using this technique? Are there any other techniques in the book that would offer the same results? Explain. Also give an example of a famous poem using this method.

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