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Proem

Proem

by Octavio Paz

Proem: Proetry and its Devices Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Proem? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What do you call the excessive use of "ands" in the line, "At times poetry is the vertigo of bodies and the vertigo of speech and the vertigo of death;"?


Acrostic
Pollyannaism
Polysendeton
Simile
Q. Which poetic device is responsible for the funky word order in the line, "the laughter that sets on fire the rules and the holy commandments"?


Anastrophe
Cliché
Enjambment
Toejambment
Q. Besides murdering the epithets in the line, "the beheading of epithets," what else does the poem do to them?


Foreshadow them.
Ironize them.
Iron them.
Personify them.
Q. What do you call the repetition of "the love" in the line, "the love unseen and the love unheard and the love unsaid: the love in love"?


Apostrophe
Cacophony
End Rhyme
Romanticism
Q. What poetic device is behind all the S´s in the line "Syllables seeds"?


Alliteration
Free Verse
Hyperbole
A lisp.
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