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5 Matching questions

  1. puns
  2. alliteration
  3. stanza
  4. hyperbole
  5. personification
  1. a giving human characteristics to non-human things
  2. b a group of lines in a poem
  3. c The usually humorous use of a word in such a way as to suggest two or more of its meanings or the meaning of a another word similar in sound. Example: I used to have a fear of boats, but that ship has sailed.
  4. d the repetition of initial consonant sounds
  5. e a figure of speech in which exaggeration or overstatement is used for emphasis or effect. Opposite of understatement.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. How the reader feels about the text while reading. Similar to tone
  2. a pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in poetry
  3. Attitude a writer takes toward the audience, a subject, or a character. Similar to mood.
  4. a device in literature where an object represents an idea
  5. a figure of speech comparing two different things using like or as

5 True/False questions

  1. allusiona reference to another work of literature, person, or event


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


  3. onomatopoeiaPutting two contradictory words together. Examples: liquid gas, seriously funny, minor crisis, jumbo shrimp.


  4. assonanceThe repetition of consonant sounds, but not vowels, as in assonance.


  5. foreshadowinga device in literature where an object represents an idea


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