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5 Matching questions

  1. Metaphor
  2. Figurative Language
  3. Didactic
  4. Allusion
  5. Cumulative
  1. a Sentence which begins with the main idea and then expands on that idea with a series of details or other particulars
  2. b a direct comparison between dissimilar things. "Your eyes are stars" is an example.
  3. c A reference contained in a work
  4. d Writing or speech that is not intended to carry literal meaning and is usually meant to be imaginative and vivid.
  5. e writing whose purpose is to instruct or to teach. A ___ work is usually formal and focuses on moral or ethical concerns.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the opposite of exaggeration. It is a technique for developing irony and/or humor where one writes or says less than intended.
  2. The flexible term describes the variety, the conventions, and the purposes of the major kinds of writing.
  3. From the Greek for "reckoning together," a __ is a deductive system of formal logic that presents two premises that inevitably lead to a sound conclusion.
  4. a type of irony in which events turn out the opposite of what was expected.
  5. the word, phrase, or clause to which a pronoun refers.

5 True/False questions

  1. IronyA work that closely imitates the style or content of another with the specific aim of comic effect and/or ridicule.


  2. Sarcasmfrom the Greek meaning "to tear flesh," ___ involves bitter, caustic language that is meant to hurt or ridicule someone or something. It may use irony as a device.


  3. Metonomya direct comparison between dissimilar things. "Your eyes are stars" is an example.


  4. SemanticsThe branch of linguistics that studies that meaning of words, their historical and psychological development, their connotations, and their relation to one another.


  5. Examplean individual instance taken to be representative of a general pattern


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