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5 Matching Questions

  1. oxymoron
  2. litotes
  3. chiasmus
  4. isocolon
  5. Anticlimax
  1. a reversal of grammatical structures in successive clauses -Ex) He led bravely, and we bravely followed
  2. b a form of understatement (meiosis) that emphasizes the magnitude of a statement by denying its opposite- Ex) War is no picnic
  3. c use of parallel structures of the same length in successive clauses- Ex) I speek Spanish to God, Italian to women, French to men, and German to my horse.
  4. d the juxtaposition of two contradictory ideas - Ex) I must be cruel to be kind
  5. e the arrangement of words in order of decreasing importance- Ex) Die and endow a college or a cat.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. replacing a part with a whole, or a whole with a part - Ex) The U.S. won three gold medals
  2. omission of conjunctions between related clauses Ex) We shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
  3. use of exaggerated terms for emphasis- Ex) Im so hungry; I'd give my first-born child for a slice of pizza.
  4. asking a question not for the sake of getting an answer but for asserting something -
  5. repetition of syntactic structure in two or more clauses - Ex) Before she left, she put the dishes in the dishwasher, wiped the counter, and took several bags of trash out to the dumpster. ( parallel verb phrases)

5 True/False Questions

  1. Anthimeriathe juxtaposition of opposing or contrasting ideas- Ex) Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more.


  2. metonymyreplacing and idea with an associated idea - Ex) The pen is mightier than the sword.


  3. aposiopesiswhen the speaker or writer deliberately stops short and leaves something unexpressed, but yet obvious, to be supplied by imagination- Ex) I cant believe she lets them get away like that! If they were MY kids...


  4. antithesisrepetition of a word at the end of a clause at the beginning of another- Ex) Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.


  5. climaxthe arrangement of words in order of increasing importance-Ex) Lost, vaded, broken, dead within an hour.


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