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5 Matching questions

  1. Assonance
  2. Conceit
  3. Imagery
  4. Deduction
  5. Definition
  1. a The process of moving from a general rule to a specific example.
  2. b A fanciful expression, usually in the form of an extended metaphor or surprising analogy between seemingly dissimilar objects.
  3. c Involves placing a word first in a general class and then adding distinguishing features that set it apart from other members of that class: "A Dalmatian is a breed of dog (general class) with a white, short-haired coat and dark spots (distinguishing feature)."
  4. d Rpetition of vowel sounds or "internal rhyme".
  5. e Language that appeals to the senses - auditory, tactile, olfactory, gustatory, kinesthetic, organic.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. A metaphor in which one word or phrase is substituted for another with which it is closely associated. For example, "crown" for "royalty".
  2. A comparison that is not overt or direct. For example: The river of life.
  3. A comparison that continues throughout the text and is fully developed. Allegory, is an example of this type of metaphor.
  4. The repetition of consonants (or consonant patterns) especially at the ends of words, but also in the middle.
  5. The repetition of initial consonant sounds, such as "Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers."

5 True/False questions

  1. SimileA recurring theme, subject or idea.


  2. EpithetA recurring theme, subject or idea.


  3. JuxtapositionPacing two elements side by side to present a comparison or contrast. Realted to syntax, in addition to figurative language.


  4. AntithesisAny word or phrase applied to a person or thing to describe an actual or attributed quality. For example, "Grey eyed Athena" (Homer).


  5. AbstractRefers to language that describes concepts rather than concrete images.


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