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5 Matching questions

  1. sarcasm
  2. Post Modernism
  3. Malapropism
  4. metonymy
  5. assonance
  1. a a figure of speech which is characterized by the substitution of a term naming an object closely associated with the word in mind for the word itself. The kind is the "crown"
  2. b a type of irony in which a person appears to be praising something but is actually insulting it. Its purpose is to injure or to hurt.
  3. c A 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.
  4. d A comic misuse of common words.
  5. e the repetition of identical or similar vowel sounds.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. The literary device of creating a larger story for the purpose of combining a number of shorter stories in a unity.
  2. a deliberate, extravagant, and often outrageous exaggeration.
  3. a poem which employs a dramatic form or some element or elements of dramatic techniques as a means of achieving poetic ends.
  4. unrhymed iambic pentameter
  5. 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.

5 True/False questions

  1. Moodthe 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.


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


  3. paraphrasea restatement of an idea in such a way as to retain the meaning while changing the diction and form.


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


  5. free verseunrhymed iambic pentameter


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