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5 Matching Questions

  1. consonance
  2. irony
  3. understatement
  4. denotation
  5. allusion
  1. a The literal meaning of a word, the actual dictionary definition. Opposite of connotation.
  2. b A figure of speech in which a writer deliberately makes a situation seem less important or serious than it is. Opposite of hyperbole.
  3. c the contrast between what is expected and what actually exists or happens
  4. d The repetition of consonant sounds, but not vowels, as in assonance.
  5. e a reference to another work of literature, person, or event

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. a figure of speech in which exaggeration or overstatement is used for emphasis or effect. Opposite of understatement.
  2. a figure of speech comparing two different things using like or as
  3. Putting two contradictory words together. Examples: liquid gas, seriously funny, minor crisis, jumbo shrimp.
  4. giving human characteristics to non-human things
  5. 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.

5 True/False Questions

  1. rhymethe repetition of sounds at the ends of words


  2. toneAttitude a writer takes toward the audience, a subject, or a character. Similar to mood.


  3. metera pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in poetry


  4. symbolisma figure of speech comparing two different things using like or as


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


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