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5 Matching Questions

  1. hyperbole
  2. metonymy
  3. meiosis
  4. antithesis
  5. zeugma
  1. a the juxtaposition of opposing or contrasting ideas- Ex) Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more.
  2. b replacing and idea with an associated idea - Ex) The pen is mightier than the sword.
  3. c use of exaggerated terms for emphasis- Ex) Im so hungry; I'd give my first-born child for a slice of pizza.
  4. d understatement (opposite of hyperbole)- Ex) I can see why you would forget; I mean, it's only cancer.
  5. e when two or more parts of a sentence are syntactically governed by a single common verb or noun, which may change meaning with respect to the other words it modifies - Ex) He carried a strobe light and the responsibility for the lives of his men.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. repetition of words in succsessive clauses, in reverse order (a chiasmus in which the exact words, not just the syntax, are flipped)- Ex) Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
  2. the repetition of the same word or group of words at the beginning of successive clauses- Ex) Mad world! Mand kings! Mad composition!
  3. a form of understatement (meiosis) that emphasizes the magnitude of a statement by denying its opposite- Ex) War is no picnic
  4. the juxtaposition of two contradictory ideas - Ex) I must be cruel to be kind
  5. repetition of conjunctions - Ex) We lived and laughed and loved and left.

5 True/False Questions

  1. appositionthe 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.

          

  2. 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"

          

  3. Anthimeriathe substitution of one part of speech for another, often turning a noun into a verb- Ex) I'll unhair thy head.

          

  4. climaxthe arrangement of words in order of decreasing importance- Ex) Die and endow a college or a cat.

          

  5. rhetorical questionan 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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