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;"?
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"?
Q. Besides murdering the epithets in the line, "the beheading of epithets," what else does the poem do to 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"?
Q. What poetic device is behind all the S´s in the line "Syllables seeds"?