5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- a The literal meaning of a word, the actual dictionary definition. Opposite of connotation.
- b A figure of speech in which a writer deliberately makes a situation seem less important or serious than it is. Opposite of hyperbole.
- c the contrast between what is expected and what actually exists or happens
- d The repetition of consonant sounds, but not vowels, as in assonance.
- e a reference to another work of literature, person, or event
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- a figure of speech in which exaggeration or overstatement is used for emphasis or effect. Opposite of understatement.
- a figure of speech comparing two different things using like or as
- Putting two contradictory words together. Examples: liquid gas, seriously funny, minor crisis, jumbo shrimp.
- giving human characteristics to non-human things
- 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
rhyme → the repetition of sounds at the ends of words
tone → Attitude a writer takes toward the audience, a subject, or a character. Similar to mood.
meter → a pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in poetry
symbolism → a figure of speech comparing two different things using like or as
connotation → All the meanings, associations, or emotions that a word suggests. Opposite of denotation.