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5 Matching Questions

  1. Aphorism-
  2. Allegory-
  3. Generalizations-
  4. Foreshadowing -
  5. Euphony-
  1. a are assertions or conclusions based on some specific instances. The value of a this is determined by the quality and quantity of examples on which it is based.

    Example: All dogs hate cats
  2. b a terse statement of known authorship which expresses a general truth or moral principle. (If the authorship is unknown, the statement is generally considered to be a folk proverb.) This can be a memorable summation of the author's point.

    Example: "If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got."
  3. c the pleasant, mellifluous presentation of sounds in a literary work.

    Example: "The gray sea and the long black land;
    And the yellow half-moon large and low"
    Browning "Meeting at Night"
  4. d a work that functions on a symbolic level.
    Example: "Lord of the Flies", "Animal Farm", and Pilgrim's Progress
  5. e hints at what is to come.

    Example: Harriet Bird shooting Roy in the pregame section hints at Memo's destruction of him later in life.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. extreme exaggeration, often humorous, it can also be ironic; the opposite of understatement.

    Example: "A greenhouse arrived from Gatsby's." (the greenhouse refers to the abundance of flowers Gatsby sent)
  2. 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
  3. 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."
  4. use of an older or obsolete form.

    Example: I saw thee in the next room.
  5. the category to which a piece of writing can be classified.

    Example: The Natural is a novel; "The Sick Rose" is a poem

5 True/False Questions

  1. Climax-an overused common expression. The term is derived from a French word for a stereotype printing block. These are typically words and phrases used so frequently that they become stale and ineffective.

    Example: "in less than no time" they "spring to mind," but "in the last analysis," a writer ought to "avoid them like the plague," even though they always seem "to hit the nail on the head."


  2. Cliché-arrangement of words, phrases, or clauses in an order of ascending power.

    Example- To strive, to seek, to find.


  3. Assonance-repetition of the same sound in words close together.

    Example: Fleet feet sweet by sleeping geese.


  4. Allusion-a reference contained in a work.
    Example: "To act or not to act, that was Maria's dilemma" (reference to Shakespeare)


  5. Concrete-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.


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