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5 Matching questions

  1. devices of sound
  2. conceit
  3. internal rhyme
  4. Deus ex machina
  5. heroic couplet
  1. a When authors throw in a random solution to the character's problem.
  2. b two end-stopped iambic pentameter lines rhymed aa, bb, cc with the thought usually completed in the two-line unit. "But when to mischief mortals bend their will,
    How soon they find fit instruments of ill!"
  3. c rhyme, alliteration, assonance, consonance, and onomatopoeia. The techniques of deploying the sound of words, especially in poetry.
  4. d rhyme that occurs within a line, rather than at the end.
  5. e an unusual or startling analogy pointing to a striking parallel between two seemingly dissimilar things. comparing his soul and his wife's to legs of a mathematical compass.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. double-meaning, especially when the second is impolite.
  2. a nineteen-line poem divided into five tercets and a final quatrain. uses only two rhymes repeated as: aba, aba, aba,aba,aba,abaa
  3. That atmosphere of a literary work with the intention of evoking a certain emotion from the audience. may be created by setting, voice, tone, and theme.
  4. a three-line stanza rhymed aba, bcb, cdc.
  5. a similar grammatical structure within a line or lines of poetry. You need to work quickly and decisively. My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country

5 True/False questions

  1. AphorismA short, pithy and instructive statement of truth. Same thing as a Maxim.


  2. elegya sustained and formal poem setting for the poet's meditations upon death or another solemn theme.


  3. symbolsomething that is simultaneously itself and a sign of something else.


  4. AnthropomorphismIt's a very human personification. Giving things that shouldn't be human, human abilities. Examples: Spongebob eating hamburgers and talking.


  5. Post ModernismA term used for the pessimistic, contemporary worldview which began in the 1960's, rejecting tradition, resisting authority, and denying purpose in life and literature. Postmodern literature tends to focus upon how institutions use power to deny individuals their freedom.


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