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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. Climax-
  2. Genre -
  3. Anaphora-
  4. Attitude-
  5. Chiasmus-
  1. a the category to which a piece of writing can be classified.

    Example: The Natural is a novel; "The Sick Rose" is a poem
  2. b arrangement of words, phrases, or clauses in an order of ascending power.

    Example- To strive, to seek, to find.
  3. c the relationship an author has toward his or her subject, and/or his or her audience.

    Example: George Bernard Shaw's whimsical and nostalgic look at his mother and her cremation.
  4. d two corresponding pairs arranged not in parallels (a-b-a-b) but in inverted order (a-b-b-a)
    Inverting the second of two phrases that would otherwise be in parallel form.
    "I flee who chases me, and chase who flees me."
  5. e the repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive phrases, clauses, or lines.

    Example: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness..." - A Tale of Two Cities

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a literary device employed to serve as a basis for comparison. It is assumed that what applies to the parallel situation also applies to the original circumstance. In other words, it is the comparison between two different items.

    Example: UNCLE is to NEPHEW as AUNT is to NIECE
  2. anything that affects or appeals to the reader's senses.

    so much depends

    a red wheel

    glazed with rain

    beside the white
  3. a particular kind of dialect; the use of slang in writing, often to create local color and to provide an informal tone. Mark Twain often uses this.

    Example: "Hey Ya'll, I live in Alabama."
  4. a fanciful expression, usually in the form of an extended metaphor or surprising analogy between seemingly dissimilar objects. This term displays intellectual cleverness due to the unusual comparison being made.

    Example: "Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day?" William Shakespeare. In this poem, Shakespeare compares a woman to beautiful summer day - two seemingly disparate things.
  5. involves repeating a word or expression while adding more detail to it, in order to emphasize what otherwise might be passed over.

    Example: "He showed a rather simple taste, a taste for good art, good food, and good friends."

5 True/False questions

  1. Foreshadowing -the shape or structure of a literary work.

    Example: "Easter Wings" by George Herbert - the poem is actually in the shape of an angel wings.


  2. Hyperbole -a kind of comedy that depends on exaggerate or improbable situations, physical disasters, and sexual innuendo to amuse the audience.

    Example: The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde. The characters are stereotypical and he makes fun of the elite.


  3. Hubris -insolence, arrogance, or pride. In Greek tragedy, is usually the tragic flaw that leads to his or her downfall.

    Example: Roy Hobbs' overeating, Hamlet's indecision


  4. Extended Metaphor-a sustained comparison, often referred to as a conceit. This is developed throughout a piece of writing.

    Example: "The Flea" by John Donne


  5. Antistrophe-a figure of speech that directly addresses an absent or imaginary person or personified abstraction, such as liberty or love. The effect may add familiarity or emotional intensity.

    Example: William Wordsworth addresses John Milton as he writes, "Milton, thou shouldst be living at this hour: England hath need of thee."


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