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Poetry Terms - Schulte 7LA Test

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5 Matching Questions

  1. alliteration
  2. hyperbole
  3. oxymoron
  4. onomatopoeia
  5. internal rhyme
  1. a a figure of speech in which exaggeration or overstatement is used for emphasis or effect. Opposite of understatement.
  2. b Rhyming within a poetic line.
  3. c Putting two contradictory words together. Examples: liquid gas, seriously funny, minor crisis, jumbo shrimp.
  4. d the repetition of initial consonant sounds
  5. e words that imitate sounds

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. the repetition of sounds at the ends of words
  2. Attitude a writer takes toward the audience, a subject, or a character. Similar to mood.
  3. the repetition of vowel sounds
  4. the contrast between what is expected and what actually exists or happens
  5. the use of hints and clues to suggest what will happen later in a plot

5 True/False Questions

  1. similea figure of speech comparing two different things using like or as


  2. understatementThe literal meaning of a word, the actual dictionary definition. Opposite of connotation.


  3. synecdocheA figure of speech in which the name of a part is used to refer to a whole. Example: wheels for automobile


  4. metaphora pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in poetry


  5. denotationAll the meanings, associations, or emotions that a word suggests. Opposite of denotation.


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