Literary Techniques Test

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This is the test for literary terms.

Theme

the gods are listening

Flashback

But of course, he did remember

Characterization

(actions) Adams mother was too shy and withdrawn to be active in social or civic affairs

Simile

like a tree

Metaphor

I am the package

Simile

as if shot out of a canon

Personification

The void yawned ahead of him...

Characterization

(actions) cheeks were wet even thought it isn't raining

Simile

like the grinning mouth of some metal monster

Simile

like a violin string being tuned

Characterization

(actions) "Got no patience, poor thing. But she is a fine lady"

Allusion

Thomas Wolfe October

Irony

but what the hell, as Amy says, philosophically

Simile

eyes like raw onions

Simile

as if his throat is full of stones

Metaphor/Personification

(note this one has two answers separated by a slash) I am the bike and the bike is me

Simile

like an old ribbon left out in the rain

Characterization

(thoughts) "not rational"

Simile

like a target

Foreshadowing

something just hovering at the edge of his mind

Metaphor

silent sentinel

Metaphor

a fuzzy, furry arrow

Simile

like an apparition

Simile

like a lion tamer

Simile

like the blue of his mother's best china

Characterization

(actions) It's all part of nature and being alive

Foreshadowing

that particular Saturday arrived

Simile

as if being chased by the wind

Allusion

like the heart in that Edgar Allan Poe story

Simile

like a miniature moon

Foreshadowing

and then it happened

Personification

its doorway exhales people

Theme

for some reason, I look at the fat man and find my self saying "Im sorry"

Characterization

(actions) wrenches away from her

Foreshadowing

The day the phone call came

Characterization

(actions) seldom called him Adam, only tender moments

Metaphor

Amy was a blur

Idiom

for cripes sake

Simile

as if a butterfly danced on her lips

Personification

The darkness gathers me

Characterization

(thoughts) It was impossible to squeeze his [fathers] hand, of course, not at his age

Simile

like a thin black snake through the mottled earth

Climax

Into his father, his mother, and himself

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