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5 Multiple choice questions

  1. he mistaken substitution of one word for another word that sounds similar ("The doctor wrote a subscription").
  2. a variety of speech characterized by its own particular grammar or pronunciation, often associated with a particular geographical region
  3. nonstandard grammatical usage; a violation of grammatical rules
  4. characterized by an excessive display of learning or scholarship
  5. a familiar proverb or saying

4 True/False questions

  1. epitheta term used to point out a characteristic of a person. Homeric ____ are often compound adjectives ("swift-footed Achilles") that become an almost formulaic part of a name. ____ can be abusive or offensive but are not so by definition. For example, athletes may be proud of their given ____ ("The Rocket").


  2. parablea familiar proverb or saying


  3. syllepsisa construction in which one word is used in two different senses ("After he threw the ball, he threw a fit.")


  4. bathosinsincere or overly sentimental quality of a person's writing/speech intended to evoke pity


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