Figurative Language Pre-Assessment
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by Sharla Voepel
| 14 Questions
Note from the author:
Pre-Assessment for Figurative Language/Poetry Unit for HMS
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Which word is repeated in lines 7-8?
Lights
Echo
Pace
Again
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1
Which word from the poem is an example of onomatopoeia?
them
against
rations
whirling
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1
In the second stanza, the author uses a metaphor to compare the martins with
spaces of sun
air pockets
gust and spiral
people of the air
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1
Which line contains a metaphor?
line 23
line 24
line 25
line 26
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1
You can best make the inference that the martins love their
feathers
home
instruments
control-boards
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1
Which pair of words from the poem rhyme?
burnished, knighted
lance, perchance
armor, starling
with, now
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The imagery in lines 1-4 appeals to the sense of __.
sound
touch
taste
sight
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Which line contains a simile?
line 4
line 5
line 6
line 7
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1
Which line contains an example of imagery?
line 6
line 7
line 16
line 17
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Identify the rhyming pair in lines 25-28.
court, birds
certes, kingdom
lie, fly
wherever, flock
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Both authors use imagery to describe
birds
poles
knights
boxes
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Based on both poems, you can best make the inference that the martins and the starling
enjoy the company of their friends
peck at the ground to retrieve food
fly great distances to get home
are very good at what they do
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Monitor your understanding of "Children of the Wind." How do the martins end up so far from their home?

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Identify two examples of repetition from lines 17-27 of "Children of the Wind."

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