Tipo di esercizi
Scelta multipla,
Completamento aperto,
Completamento chiuso,
Posizionamento,
Trova errore,
Vero o falso,
Domande in serie
Area tematica
Sottoargomenti
Libro
Performer Heritage vol.1
Capitolo
The words of poetry
Libro
Performer Heritage (Second Edition) / Volume 1
Capitolo
The words of poetry
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Lingua inglese

The basics of poetry
Complete the sentences with the correct information.

1. A ________ is a composition in verse.
2. The basic unit of poems is the ________ .
3. Lines are arranged in ________ .
4. The different kinds of stanza are based on the ________ of lines.
5. In poems, poets offer an imaginative interpretation of a ________ .
Completamento apertoCompletamento aperto
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Satire, irony and humour
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: Satire is the use of humour, irony or exaggeration to criticise certain qualities or behaviours.
B: Two ideas of satire come from the French culture.
C: Irony is not used to add humour or emphasis.
D: There are three kinds of irony: verbal irony, dramatic irony and situational irony.
E: Humour simply evokes laughter for its own sake.
Vero o falsoVero o falso
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Rhythm
Choose the correct alternative.
A: It falls upon 'content words': adjectives, nouns, main verbs and adverbs.
B: Groups of at least two syllables, one of which is stressed.
C: When there is none, the poem is written in free verse.
D: It is usually connected to the subject matter and emotions of a poem.
E: In English it is much more important than syllables for rhythm.
F: A regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables.
Domande in serieDomande in serie
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Rhyme and enjambement
Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.

1. Rhyme is given by two or more lines having the same ________ sound.
2. When rhyme is not used at the end of a line, it is called ________.
3. Rhyming lines are identified by ________.
4. Blank verse is based on ________.
5. There is ________ line when the meaning of a line continues into the next one.
Completamento chiusoCompletamento chiuso
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Sound devices
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: A caesura is a pause, generally shown by a punctuation mark.
B: When the same vowel sound is repeated in sparse stressed syllables, there is assonance.
C: When the same consonant is repeated at the beginning of closely consecutive words, there is alliteration.
D: Onomatopoeia is the formation of a word which imitates a sound made by or associated with what it refers to.
E: Repetitions and refrains cannot create a musical effect.
Vero o falsoVero o falso
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Language devices
Complete the text with the words below.

The ________ of a poem is to be found in the ________ that are chosen and arranged in ________. These can be based on ________ (i.e. the dictionary definition) and on ________ (the associations and feelings evoked in the reader's mind). The kind of ________ or syntax determines the ________, and through it a particular atmosphere can be created. The figures of speech can help an author to communicate ________ concepts in terms of ________ images.
PosizionamentoPosizionamento
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Simile
Choose the correct alternatives to complete the sentence.

A simile
A: is not a comparison between two things.
B: uses words such as 'like', 'as', 'than' or verbs that indicate similarities.
C: is usually considered more incisive if it compares two things that are seemingly different.
D: is not used to convey a more vivid idea of a scene or object.
E: is used to make it easier to understand the meaning or to create a surprise effect.
Scelta multiplaScelta multipla
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Metaphor
Read the text below and find the six mistakes in it.

A metaphor is a comparison between two elements that are basically similarwithout using words of connection (i.e. 'like' or 'as'). The elements of a metaphor are theobject of the metaphor (thetenant) and what it is compared to (theobstacle). The analogy on which the metaphor is based is called commoncore. Similes and metaphors are in factdifferent.

Trova erroreTrova errore
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Personification, symbol and allegory
Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.

1. A ________ is a thing, a person, a place or an action with its own literal meaning but which also stands for something else.
2. A form of imagery giving the features of a human being to abstract things, animals or inanimate objects is ________.
3. A number of different symbols forming a coherent system are ________.
4. ________ use capital letters, possessive adjectives, nouns and verbs referring to human actions.
5. Spring and winter can be ________ of youth and old age.
6. A rose can be the ________ of love and beauty.
Completamento chiusoCompletamento chiuso
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Language devices
Complete the sentences with the correct information.

1. An oxymoron is the ________ of two usually contradictory things.
2. A hyperbole is an ________ of a quantity, a quality or a concept.
3. Litotes is the ________ to a hyperbole, in which the negative of the opposite meaning is used.
4. The language of sense impressions is the use of words and expressions which generate visual, auditory, olfactory or tactile ________.
5. These are words relating to the five ________, and in a poem they re-create the poet's physical ________.
Completamento apertoCompletamento aperto
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