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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. Hubris -
  2. Extended Metaphor-
  3. Imagery -
  4. Conceit-
  5. Assonance-
  1. a repetition of the same sound in words close together.

    Example: Fleet feet sweet by sleeping geese.
  2. b anything that affects or appeals to the reader's senses.

    so much depends

    a red wheel

    glazed with rain

    beside the white
  3. c 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.
  4. d 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
  5. e a sustained comparison, often referred to as a conceit. This is developed throughout a piece of writing.

    Example: "The Flea" by John Donne

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. 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.
  3. the presentation of two contrasting images. The ideas are balanced by word, phrase, clause, or paragraphs.

    Example: "To be or not to be..." "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country..."
  4. 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. 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 True/False questions

  1. Figurative Language -the body of devices that uses figures of speech to enable the writer to operate on levels other than the literal one. It includes metaphor, simile, symbol, motif, and hyperbole, etc.


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

    Example- To strive, to seek, to find.


  3. Colloquial-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. Dialect-the recreation of regional spoken language.

    Example: Jim is jus' ez happy ez Ah is.


  5. Farce -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.


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