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  1. aphorism
  2. onomatopoeia
  3. chiasmus
  4. semantics
  5. allusion
  1. a the use of a word or phrase that imitates a sound
  2. b an expression containing two balanced parts, the second of which reverses the elements of the first
  3. c a saying that describes a common observation or belief; a brief statement of a principle
  4. d a linguistic study of the meaning, development, and connotations of words individually and in relation to other words; the interpretation of the meaning of words
  5. e a direct or an indirect reference (to an event, work of writing or art, myth); a casual mention

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. a sermon; a serious, moralizing lecture; an inspirational cliche
  2. intellectually surprising and amusing language, usually brief and pointed
  3. a short story that teaches a truth, principle, or moral lesson through comparison
  4. a logical fallacy in which an argument maintains that only two alternatives (often on opposite ends of a spectrum) exist when in fact there are more options
  5. an elaborate, clever metaphor; a passage or poem containing an elaborate, clever metaphor

5 True/False Questions

  1. euphemisma less offensive substitution for an unpleasant word or phrase


  2. rhetorical questiona question posed without the expectation of an answer and used to emphasize an idea or encourage reflection


  3. annotationa comment or note added to a text; a commentary


  4. metonymythe use of the name of one thing or idea to describe another related thing or idea; often, a single characteristic or attribute is used to refer to a more complex entity


  5. metaphora direct comparison of two unlike things to suggest a similarity, often in the form "X is Y"


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