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Ars Poetica

Ars Poetica

by Archibald MacLeish

Ars Poetica: Choose That Literary Device Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Ars Poetica? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. Comparing a poem to something "palpable and mute as a globed fruit" is an example of


simile
metaphor
irony
sonnet
Q. The birds, climbing moon, globed fruit, are all examples of the speaker's use of


couplets
rhyme
imagery
words
Q. Two perfectly rhymed lines paired together are called a


conflict
end rhyme
couple
perfect couplet
Q. All the talk of a poem being "wordless" strikes us as a sort of


theme
mood
refrain
paradox
Q. The repetition of a poem being motionless in time as the moon climbs is called


meter
allusion
refrain
external conflict
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