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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. Euphony-
  2. Allegory-
  3. Cacophony-
  4. Connotation-
  5. Imagery -
  1. a the interpretive level of a word based on its associated images rather than its literal meaning.

    Example: The wall in Frost's "Mending Wall" refers to the emotional barrier which prevents interaction between neighbors.
  2. b a work that functions on a symbolic level.
    Example: "Lord of the Flies", "Animal Farm", and Pilgrim's Progress
  3. c anything that affects or appeals to the reader's senses.

    so much depends

    a red wheel

    glazed with rain

    beside the white
  4. d harsh and discordant sounds in a line or passage in a literary work.

    Example: "And squared and stuck there squares of soft white chalk, And with a fish-tooth, scratched a moon on each."
    Browning, "Caliban Upon Setebos"
  5. e 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"

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the recreation of regional spoken language.

    Example: Jim is jus' ez happy ez Ah is.
  2. a sustained comparison, often referred to as a conceit. This is developed throughout a piece of writing.

    Example: "The Flea" by John Donne
  3. is the choice of words used in speaking or writing. It is frequently divided into four levels: formal, informal, colloquial, and slang.

    Examples: I Love You
    formal -
    informal -
    colloquial -
    slang -
  4. 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."
  5. 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."

5 True/False questions

  1. Climax-arrangement of words, phrases, or clauses in an order of ascending power.

    Example- To strive, to seek, to find.


  2. Foil -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.


  3. Figures of Speech -are deliberate departures from the ordinary and literal meanings of words in order to provide fresh, insightful perspectives or emphasis.

    Examples: Simile, Metaphor, Personification, Hyperbole, Etc...


  4. Aposiopesis-a form of ellipse by which a speaker comes to an abrupt halt, seemingly overcome by passion (fear, excitement, etc.) or modesty.

    Example: "why, you..." "Why, I'll..." Get out, or else--"


  5. Denotation-the literal or dictionary meaning of a word.

    Example: In Frost's "Mending Wall", the wall is the physical boundary separating the two neighbors.


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