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5 Matching Questions

  1. epigraph
  2. oxymoron
  3. dramatic irony
  4. thesis
  5. personification
  1. a the assignment of human characteristics to inanimate objects or nature in a direct and explicit manner
  2. b a device used to heighten dramatic intensity by contrasting a character's beliefs and actions are ironic because they result from an incomplete understanding of reality
  3. c the combination of two contradictory words or phrases for dramatic effect
  4. d a statement of the purpose of a piece of expository writing in one or more sentences
  5. e a quotation at the beginning of a work

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. a humorous imitation of a serious work
  2. a statement that seems to be contradictory or unbelievable but may actually be true
  3. a comparison of two unlike things to suggest a similarity through the use of "like" or "as" ("X is like Y")
  4. language that expresses a meaning that is the opposite of the intended meaning (sarcasm is a type of verbal irony; not all verbal irony is sarcasm
  5. a comment or note added to a text; a commentary

5 True/False Questions

  1. ironylanguage, actions, or situations contrary to what is intended or expected


  2. anecdotea type of metaphor in which the part is used to represent the whole, the whole is used to represent the part, or the material of which something is made is used to represent the thing


  3. pathetic fallacythe assignment of human characteristics to inanimate objects or nature in an indirect and implicit manner, usually through the use of allusion and usually to create an analogy


  4. eponyma word or phrase derived from the name of a person, or the name of a person for whom something is named; in contemporary language, the term "eponymous" has developed a new meaning: "self-titled"


  5. prosefiction and nonfiction written in ordinary language (as opposed to poetry)


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