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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. parable
  2. antithesis
  3. cosmic irony
  4. red herring
  5. euphemism
  1. a the placement of words, phrases, or sentences in a parallel structure to form a balanced contrast of ideas
  2. b a short story that teaches a truth, principle, or moral lesson through comparison
  3. c situational irony that is interpreted to be a result of the intervention of a greater external force, such as fate of a deity
  4. d something that diverts attention from a central issue
  5. e a less offensive substitution for an unpleasant word or phrase

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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
  2. a word, phrase, or sentence that links ideas
  3. a humorous imitation of a serious work
  4. a 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
  5. the repetition of similar vowel sounds in a group of words

5 True/False questions

  1. metaphorthe repetition of a word or set of words at the beginning of successive phrases, clauses, or sentences


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


  3. oxymoronthe combination of two contradictory words or phrases for dramatic effect


  4. aphorisma saying that describes a common observation or belief; a brief statement of a principle


  5. antonomasiaa comment or note added to a text; a commentary


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