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literary terms for middle school Test

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5 Matching Questions

  1. foreshadowing
  2. point of view
  3. onomatopoeia
  4. dialogue
  5. theme
  1. a The idea about life revealed in a work of literature.
  2. b The use of clues to suggest events that will happen later in the story.
  3. c When a character sees something from their perspective.
  4. d words that describe what they sound like.
  5. e Speech between characters.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. What happens in a story.
  2. The kinds of writing that creates a clear image of something, usually by using details that appeal to one or more of our senses.
  3. The time and place where the story happens.
  4. The hero or usually main character of the story.
  5. A small piece of writing that has little depth.

5 True/False Questions

  1. ironyThe character's outlook on events.


  2. flashbackA short piece of writing usually told by the author.


  3. figure of speechA word or phrase that describes one thing in terms of something else that's different from it.


  4. rhyme schemePatterns of rhymes in a poem.


  5. simileThe idea about life revealed in a work of literature.


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