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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. paradox
  2. litotes
  3. chiasmus
  4. meiosis
  5. oxymoron
  1. a the use of apparently condtradictory ideas to point out some underlying truth- Ex) What a pity that youth must be wasted on the young.
  2. b reversal of grammatical structures in successive clauses -Ex) He led bravely, and we bravely followed
  3. c a form of understatement (meiosis) that emphasizes the magnitude of a statement by denying its opposite- Ex) War is no picnic
  4. d the juxtaposition of two contradictory ideas - Ex) I must be cruel to be kind
  5. e understatement (opposite of hyperbole)- Ex) I can see why you would forget; I mean, it's only cancer.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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)
  2. repetition 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.
  3. asking a question not for the sake of getting an answer but for asserting something -
  4. the repetition of the same word or group of words at the ends of successive clauses- Ex) As long as the white man sent you to Korea, you bled. He sent you to Germany, you bled. He sent you to the South Pacific to fight the Japanese, you bled.
  5. the placing of two elements side by side, in which the second defines the first- Ex) This is a valley of ashes- a fantastic farm where ashes grow like wheat.

5 True/False questions

  1. 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...

          

  2. personificationthe placing of two elements side by side, in which the second defines the first- Ex) This is a valley of ashes- a fantastic farm where ashes grow like wheat.

          

  3. Anaphorathe repetition of the same word or group of words at the beginning of successive clauses- Ex) Mad world! Mand kings! Mad composition!

          

  4. apostrophethe repetition of the same word or group of words at the ends of successive clauses- Ex) As long as the white man sent you to Korea, you bled. He sent you to Germany, you bled. He sent you to the South Pacific to fight the Japanese, you bled.

          

  5. Allusionan indirect reference to another work of literature or art - Ex) "If you love a lot, you'll lie a lot / Guess they did in Camelot"

          

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