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5 Matching questions

  1. Didactic-
  2. Chiasmus-
  3. Antithesis-
  4. Comic Relief-
  5. Connotation-
  1. a the inclusion of a humorous character or scene to contrast with the tragic elements of a work, thereby intensifying the next tragic event.

    Example: Ron Weasley in Harry Potter. Ron acts as the sidekick to Harry providing breaks to the scenes of intense tension.
  2. b 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. c 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. d 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.
    Example:
    "I flee who chases me, and chase who flees me."
    -Ovid
  5. e From the Greek, this literally means "teaching." These works have the primary aim of teaching or instructing, especially the teaching of moral or ethical principles.

    Example: Proverbs and Parables in the Bible

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the repetition of initial consonant sounds, such as "Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers."
  2. 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.
  3. repetition of the same word or phrase at the end of successive clauses.


    Example: "In 1931, ten years ago, Japan invaded Manchukuo -- without warning. In 1935, Italy invaded Ethiopia -- without warning. In 1938, Hitler occupied Austria -- without warning. In 1939, Hitler invaded Czechoslovakia -- without warning. Later in 1939, Hitler invaded Poland -- without warning. And now Japan has attacked Malaya and Thailand -- and the United States --without warning." Franklin D. Roosevelt
  4. a more acceptable and usually more pleasant way of saying something that might be inappropriate or uncomfortable.

    Example: "He went to his final reward" is a common way of saying "he died." These also often used to obscure the reality of a situation. The military uses "collateral damage" to indicate civilian deaths in a military operation.
  5. the recreation of regional spoken language.

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

5 True/False questions

  1. Genre -the category to which a piece of writing can be classified.

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

          

  2. Cacophony-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"

          

  3. Colloquial-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.

          

  4. Anaphora-the repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive phrases, clauses, or lines.

    Example: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness..." - A Tale of Two Cities

          

  5. Assonance-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.

          

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