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5 Matching questions

  1. Chiasmus
  2. Equivocation
  3. Semantics
  4. Antecedent
  5. Theme
  1. a Arrangement of repeated thoughts in the pattern of X Y Y X. It is often short and summarizes a main idea.
  2. b the word, phrase, or clause to which a pronoun refers.
  3. c The branch of linguistics that studies that meaning of words, their historical and psychological development, their connotations, and their relation to one another.
  4. d The central idea or message of a work, the insight it offers into life. Usually, __ is unstated in fictional works, but in nonfiction, the __ may be directly stated, especially in expository or argumentative writing.
  5. e When a writer uses the same term in two different senses in an argument.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Indicated by a series of three periods, the __ indicates that some material has been omitted from a given text.
  2. The purpose of this rhetorical mode is to explain and analyze information by presenting an idea, relevant evidence, and appropriate discussion.
  3. Commas used (with no conjunction) to separate a series of words. The parts are emphasized equally when the conjunction is omitted; in addition, the use of commas with no intervening conjunction speeds up the flow of the sentence. X, Y, Z as opposed to X, Y, and Z.
  4. from 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.
  5. The act of interpreting or discovering the meaning of a text. __ usually involves close reading and special attention to figurative language.

5 True/False questions

  1. EpigraphThe use of a quotation at the beginning of a work that hints at its theme. Hemingway begins The Sun Also Rises with two. One of them is "You are all a lost generation" by Gertrude Stein.

          

  2. Annotationthe literal or dictionary meaning of a word

          

  3. Symbolgenerally, anything that represents, stands for, something else. Usually, a ___ is something concrete—such as an object, action, character, or scene—that represents something more abstract.

          

  4. Moodgenerally, anything that represents, stands for, something else. Usually, a ___ is something concrete—such as an object, action, character, or scene—that represents something more abstract.

          

  5. Rhetorical ModesThe flexible term describes the variety, the conventions, and the purposes of the major kinds of writing.

          

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