5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Imagery -
- 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.
- b a work that functions on a symbolic level.
Example: "Lord of the Flies", "Animal Farm", and Pilgrim's Progress
- c anything that affects or appeals to the reader's senses.
so much depends
a red wheel
glazed with rain
beside the white
- 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"
- 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
- the recreation of regional spoken language.
Example: Jim is jus' ez happy ez Ah is.
- a sustained comparison, often referred to as a conceit. This is developed throughout a piece of writing.
Example: "The Flea" by John Donne
- 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
- 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."
- 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
Climax- → arrangement of words, phrases, or clauses in an order of ascending power.
Example- To strive, to seek, to find.
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.
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...
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--"
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.