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5 Matching Questions

  1. extended metaphor
  2. internal rhyme
  3. Conflict
  4. conceit
  5. Mood
  1. a 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.
  2. b The struggle between opposing forces that provide the central action and interest in any literary plot.
  3. c 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.
  4. d rhyme that occurs within a line, rather than at the end.
  5. e an implied analogy, or comparison, which is carried throughout a stanza or an entire poem.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. a deliberate, extravagant, and often outrageous exaggeration.
  2. a non-dramatic poem which tells a story or presents a narrative, whether simple or complex, long or short. (epics and ballads are a form of this)
  3. A literary structure used by Homer and other writers, including some Biblical authors, in which parallel ideas are first stated in one order, and then repeated in reverse order.
  4. a reference in work of literature to something outside the work, especially to a well-known historical or literary event, person, or work.
  5. The general explanation of the meaning of a literary work.

5 True/False Questions

  1. meterthe repetition of a regular rhythmic unit in a line of poetry. each unit of ____ is known as a foot.


  2. DeconstructionThe author uses literal meaning of a word to emphasize a specific or important fact.


  3. MalapropismA short, pithy and instructive statement of truth. Same thing as a Maxim.


  4. dictionan eight-line stanza. commonly refers to the first division of an Italian sonnet.


  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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