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5 Matching questions

  1. didactic poem
  2. Double-entendre
  3. elegy
  4. Conflict
  5. Deconstruction
  1. a double-meaning, especially when the second is impolite.
  2. b The struggle between opposing forces that provide the central action and interest in any literary plot.
  3. c a poem which is intended primarily to teach a lesson.
  4. d A movement in literary criticism which denies that literature has any objective enduring, or universal meaning. disassembling old ways of thinking (political motives)
  5. e a sustained and formal poem setting for the poet's meditations upon death or another solemn theme.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a six-line stanza. commonly referred to as the second division of an Italian sonnet.
  2. A literary device in which the author creates a temporary departure from the main subject or narrative in order to focus on a related matter.
  3. falling action
  4. a figure of speech characterized by strongly contrasting words, clauses, sentences, or ideas, as in "Man proposes; God disposes." balancing one term against another for emphasis.
  5. rhyme that falls on the stressed and concluding syllables of the rhyme-words. (keep and sleep) (glow and no)

5 True/False questions

  1. paraphraseA truth within a seemingly contradictory statement. Examples: War is Peace, Doublethink


  2. Catastrophea pause, usually near the middle of a line of verse, usually indicated by the sense of the line, and often greater than the normal pause.


  3. DenotationThe author uses literal meaning of a word to emphasize a specific or important fact.


  4. Prosethe manner in which an author expresses his or her attitude; the intonation of the voice that expresses meaning. the result of allusion, diction, figurative language, imagery, irony, symbol, syntax, and style.


  5. rhythmthe mode of expression in language of an author.


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