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Trochaic tetrameter: Quiz


Question 1: Good examples of the rhythmic scheme, albeit not in English, are found in two famous thirteenth century medieval Latin ________:
Christian metalHymnChristian musicGospel music

Question 2: For English-speakers, two of the best-known examples are ________'s The Song of Hiawatha and the Finnish Kalevala.
Longfellow National Historic SiteOliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.James Russell LowellHenry Wadsworth Longfellow

Question 3: Trochaic tetrameter is also employed by ________ in several instances to contrast with his usual blank verse (which is in iambic pentameter).
Shakespeare authorship questionWilliam ShakespeareShakespeare's lifeHamlet

Question 4: See also Edgar disguised as Poor Tom in ________:
OthelloKing LearHamletBBC Television Shakespeare

Question 5: The ________ also follows a loose trochaic tetrameter, though it also has some slight variations to the normal pattern, which cause some people to term it the "Kalevala Metre".
KalevalaFinnish mythologyFinlandGerman language

Question 6: ________ (used as the sequence in the Roman Catholic Requiem Mass), the first two verses of which are:
Franz LisztKyrieDies IraeCello

Question 7: Stabat Mater (a stand alone meditation on the suffering of Mary, ________'s mother, during his crucifixion), the first two verses of which are:
GospelNew Testament view on Jesus' lifeJesusNew Testament


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