5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- a Parallel structure that juxtaposes contrasting ideas, such as "You cannot live without learning, you cannot learn without living." or "You win some, you lose some."
- b An indirect, less offensive way of saying something that is considered unpleasant. i.e. "he went to his final resting place," rather than "He died."
- c Understatement used deliberately.
- d A reluctant acknowledgment or yielding. The debate equivalent of retreating or "waving the white flag."
- e A Greek term that means "word"; an appeal to logic; one of Aristotle's three rhetorical appeals
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- A figure of speech that combines two contradictory terms, such as "a small crowd," "jumbo shrimp," or "pretty ugly."
- reasoning from general to specific.
- The use of words common to an earlier time period; antiquated
- The speaker, voice, or character taken on by the author of a piece of writing. i.e. the _________ Swift wrote in for "A Modest Proposal" was not, in fact, the thoughts of the author himself.
- A negative term for writing designed to sway opinion rather than present information.
5 True/False Questions
irony → Artful diction; the use of language in a nonliteral way; also called a figure
paranomasia → Substitution of a descriptive word or phrase for a proper name or of a proper name for a quality associated with the name. i.e. "I need your John Hancock on this line."
satire → An ironic, sarcastic, or witty composition that claims to argue for something, but actually argues against it.
syllogism → A Greek term that means "word"; an appeal to logic; one of Aristotle's three rhetorical appeals
assertion → The repetition of the same sound or letter at the beginning of consecutive words or syllables. "Peter Pieper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers."