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5 Matching Questions

  1. Epithet
  2. Hyperbole
  3. assonance
  4. Chiasm
  5. apostrophe
  1. a the repetition of identical or similar vowel sounds.
  2. b a figure of speech in which someone, some abstract quality, or a nonexistent personage is directly addressed as though present.
  3. c Exaggeration for effect.
  4. d A nickname associated with a certain character. Dog is man's best friend. Calling the creature demon or wretch.
  5. e 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 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. When authors throw in a random solution to the character's problem.
  2. a poem which is intended primarily to teach a lesson.
  3. 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. a reference in work of literature to something outside the work, especially to a well-known historical or literary event, person, or work.
  5. 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.

5 True/False Questions

  1. antithesisa 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.


  2. ClimaxThe decisive moment and the turning point of the action in the plot of a play or story. The part which determines the outcome of the conflict.


  3. lyric poema poem which is intended primarily to teach a lesson.


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


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


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