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Which of the following are characteristics of stressed and unstressed syllables?

PLEASE ANSWER 15 QUESTIONS
Question1:
Poets cut up sentences into lines, or small units of words. Groups of lines are called stanzas.
True
or False
Question 2:
Match the definitions of the various types of stanzas.
_two line stanza 1. Couplet
_four line stanza 2. Triplet
_three line stanza 3. Quatrain
Question 3:
Which of the following are characteristics of stressed and unstressed syllables? Check all that apply.
_English languages are composed of a set of stressed and unstressed syllables
_Some syllables seem to have a long or short sound when they are pronounced. We can call this different syllable emphasis stressed or unstressed. _Not all spoken word has a rhythm formed by stressed and unstressed syllables. Question 4:
Within poetry _____ is the pattern of stresses within a line of verse.
A. iamb
B. rhythm
C. Slant rhyme
D. rhyme
Question 5:
Meter in poetry is defined by
A.syllables
B. iambs
C. beat
D. metrical feet
Question 6:
The following are characteristics of iambic pentameter. Check all that apply
_created by metrical feet of one unstressed syllable and one stressed syllable.
_created by metrical feet of two unstressed syllables and one stressed syllable.
_the metrical foot is called an iamb.
_there are five iambs in a line.
Question 7:
The following are characteristics of trochaic tetrameter. Check all that apply
_there are eight feet to a line.
_created by metrical feet of one unstressed syllable and one stressed syllable.
_created by metrical feet of one stressed and one unstressed syllable.
_the metrical foot is called a imab.
Question 8:
Match the literary element with its definition
_patterns of end rhymes 1. Rhyme
_the repetition of syllables 2. End Rhyme
_the repetition of syllables at the end of a line. 3. Rhyme Scheme
Question 9:
Rhyme is important to poetry because
A. It is a defining characteristic of poetry.
B. It is a road sign to sense, to ambiguity, to new possible meanings
C. Once a poet creates a rhyme pattern, they must stick to it.
Question 10:
Read the following stanza:
Not warp’d by passion, awed by rumor;
Not grave through pride, nor gay through folly;
An equal mixture of good-humor
And sensible soft melancholy
This is an example of ________.
A. heroic couplet
B. masculine rhyme
C. feminine rhyme
Question 11:
Rhymes of close parallels of sounds, but not exact sounds are called
A. Slant rhymes
B. masculine rhymes
C. feminine rhymes
Question 12:
English is harder to rhyme, because it tends to emphasize the importance of the first syllable while deemphasizing the importance of the last syllable in words.
True
or
False
Question 13:
Why do poets use alliteration, the repetition of initial sounds?
A. to create a euphonous art, art that makes you, the reader, feel something.
B. to create a grammatical form.
C. to create beginning rhymes, rather than end rhymes.
Question 14:
Read the excerpt from Elizabeth Bishop’s “The Fish”
He hung a grunting weight,
Battered and venerable
and homely. Here and there
his brown skin hung in strips
like ancient wallpaper
The line, “his brown skin hung in strips” is an example of which poetic device?
A. assonance
B. consonance
C. alliteration
D. rhyme
Question 15:
Why did Shakespeare choose iambic pentameter for his plays?
A. It was a popular poetic meter in the time.
B. Iambic pentameter was a difficult poetic meter for English speakers, and his choice shows his mastery of the language.
C. His most poetic lines don’t just talk about the feelings of the heart, they follow the rhythm of the heart.