1. WHAT IS A POEM?
A poem is a self-contained text which makes sense as it stands.
2. IN WHICH IS DIFFERENT FROM ORDINARY SPEECH?
It's different from ordinary speech because it's written in lines.
3. HOW ARE WORDS SELECTED AND ARRANGED INTO A POEM?
Words are selected and arrangesdso as to produce a wide range of sound patterns.
4. WHAT IS RHYME?
Rhyme is when two or more words have ithe same sound.
5. WHAT IS RHYTHM?
Rhythm is the recurrence of the stress in the lines which flows according to a musical movement.
6. WHAT IS AN INTERNAL RHYME?
An internal rhyme is when a rhyme occurs within a line.
7. WHAT DO WE MEAN BY A RHYME SCHEME?
A rhyme scheme is how the different rhymes are identified by the letters of the alphabeth.
8. WHAT IS ALLITERATION?
Alliteration is the repetition of the same initial consonant sound in two or more words.
9. WHAT IS ASSONANCE?
Assonance is the repetition of the same vowel sound within a line or at the end of a line.
10. WHAT IS CONSONANCE?
Assonance is the repetition of the same consonant sound within a line or at the end of a line.
11. WHICH IS THE BASIC UNIT OF MEANING?
The basic unit of meaning is sound.
12. WHAT DOES A METRIC FOOT CONSIST OF?
A metric foot consists of stressed and unstressed syllables alternating in several combinations.
13. WHICH IS THE PATTER OF A IAMBIC FOOT?
It's an unstressed syllable which is followed by a stressed one.
14. WHICH IS THE PATTERN OF A TROCHAIC FOOT?
It's a stressed syllable which is followed by an unstressed one.
15. WHY IS LAYOUT IMPORTANT?
Layout is important because it is the most obvious way of signalling to the reader that he/she is about to read a poem.
16. WHAT DOEAS IT ADD TO MEANING?
The arrangement of words into lines can create pauses which affect the reading pace and the meaning of the text.
17. WHAT IS AN ONOMATOPEIA? GIVE AN EXAMPLE
An onomatopeia is a word whose sound suggests meaning. For example "bang" or "crash".
18. WHAT IS A STANZA?
A stanza is a group of lines.
19. WHATIS FREE VERSE?
Free verse has not got a regular metre or line length and its rhythm is very close to the musical sound of natural speech rhythm.
20. WHAT IS DENOTATION?
Denotation is a way to explain a poem using your own words.
21. WHAT IS CONNOTATION?
Connotation is what the words suggest, the associations the words suggest to the reader.
22. WHAT IS A LYRIC FORM OF POETRY?
It is a poem which directly expresses the personal thoughts, emotions and moods of a single speaker.
23. WHAT ARE FIGURES OF SPEECH?
Figures of speech are personification, simile, metaphor and symbol.
24. WHAT IS THEIR ROLE?
Personification: the attribution of human qualities to something inanimate.
Simile: an explicit comparison which uses "like" or "as" to join two unlike things.
Metaphor: an implied comparison without the linking words creating a total identification between the two things being compared.
Symbol: a concrete item which stands for a cluster of meaning rather than clear-cut references.