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Basics of Haiku, Shakespearean Sonnet, Villanelle

There are different poetic forms out there. Each one has its own set of basic rules that are required to write them. Some of these poetic forms include Haiku, Shakespearean Sonnet, and Villanelle. How well do you know the basics of writing these types of poems? Take this quiz to find out.

  • A haiku is made up of how many lines?

    • Three
    • Five
    • Seven
    • Nine
  • What is the syllable count for each line in a Haiku?

    • 7, 5, 5
    • 5, 7, 5
    • 5, 5, 7
    • 7, 5, 7
  • A haiku is a rhyming poem?

    • True
    • False
  • How many lines are in a Shakespearean Sonnet?

    • Ten
    • Twelve
    • Fourteen
    • Sixteen
  • How many stanzas are in Shakespearean Sonnet?

    • One
    • Two
    • Three
    • Four
  • How many syllables per line are in a Shakespearean Sonnet?

    • Eight
    • Ten
    • Twelve
    • Fourteen
  • What is the rhyme scheme for a Shakespearean Sonnet?

    • ABBAABBACDECDE
    • ABBACDDCEFFEGG
    • AABBCCDDEEFFGG
    • ABABCDCDEFEFGG
  • What meter is used to write a Shakespearean Sonnet?

    • Iambic
    • Trochaic
    • Spondaic
    • Anapestic
    • Dactylic
  • How many lines does a Villanelle consist of?

    • Thirteen
    • Seventeen
    • Nineteen
    • Twenty One
  • How many stanzas are in a Villanelle?

    • One
    • Four
    • Six
    • Eight
  • What is the rhyme scheme for a Villanelle?

    • A1bA2 abA1 abA2 abA1 abA2 abA1A2
    • A1bA2 abA2 abA1 abA2 abA1 abA2A1
    • aB1a aba aB1a aba aB1a abab
    • aB1a A1ba A2ba aB1a aB2a aB1aB2
  • What meter is used to write a Villanelle?

    • Iambic
    • Trochaic
    • Spondaic
    • Anapestic
    • Dactylic

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