5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Farce -
- Foil -
- a 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
WATCH is to WRIST as STILETTOS is to FEET
- b the use of a quotation at the beginning of a work that hints at its theme.
Hemingway begins The Sun Also Rises with this.
- c 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.
- d a character who, by displaying opposite traits, emphasizes certain aspects of another character.
Example: Mercutio is this to Romeo. He is witty and lighthearted, while Romeo is gloomy.
- e the process of moving from a general rule to a specific example.
Example: All men are mortal. Socrates is a man. Therefore, Socrates is mortal.
5 Multiple choice questions
- 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
- a story or brief episode told by the writer or a character to illustrate to a point.
Example: My sons are very tall. When my oldest boy was getting taller and taller, people always asked him, "Do you play basketball?" He would answer, "Why? Do you play miniature golf?" He stopped saying that when he decided it was a smart aleck thing to say.
- a work that functions on a symbolic level.
Example: "Lord of the Flies", "Animal Farm", and Pilgrim's Progress
- the multiple meanings, either intentional or unintentional, of a word, phrase, sentence, or passage
Example: The title of the country song "Heaven's Just a Sin Away". At a religious level, it means that committing a sin keeps us out of heaven, but at a physical level, it means that committing a sin (sex) will bring heaven (pleasure).
- 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 True/False questions
Cliché- → 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."
Archaism- → use of an older or obsolete form.
Example: I saw thee in the next room.
Euphemism- → 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."
Form - → 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.
Imagery - → anything that affects or appeals to the reader's senses.
so much depends
a red wheel
glazed with rain
beside the white