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5 Matching questions

  1. Polysyndeton
  2. Antithesis
  3. Rhetorical Shift
  4. Symbol
  5. Mood
  1. a the deliberate use of many conjunctions for special emphasis - to highlight quantity or mass of detail or to create a flowing continuous sentence pattern. It slows the pace of the sentence.
  2. b An atmosphere created by a writer's word choice (diction) and the details selected. Syntax is also a determiner of mood because sentence strength, length, and complexity affect pacing.
  3. c A thing, event, or person that represents or stands for some idea or event. Symbols also simultaneously retain their own literal meanings. A figure of speech in which a concrete object is used to stand for an abstract idea, e.g., the cross for Christianity.
  4. d A change from one tone, attitude, etc. Look for key words like but, however, even though, although, yet, etc.
  5. e A balancing of two opposite or contrasting words, phrases, or clauses.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. adj or other descriptive phrase regularly used to characterize a person, place, or thing
  2. a deliberate omission of conjunctions in a series of related clauses; it speeds the pace of the sentence.
  3. sentence that exhorts, advises, calls to action
  4. Excessive pride
  5. The central idea or ideas of a work of fiction or nonfiction, revealed and developed in the course of a story or explored through argument.

5 True/False questions

  1. ToneThe choices in diction, tone, and syntax that a writer makes. In combination they create a work's manner of expression. Style is thought to be conscious and unconscious and may be altered to suit specific occasions. Style is often habitual and evolves over time.


  2. Non sequiturfeelings of excessive pride (not hubris)


  3. Inversionconstructing a sentence so the predicate comes before the subject. This creates an emphatic or rhythmic effect.


  4. Circular reasoningReasoning that ends and begins in the same place. No evidence is offered


  5. ResolutionThe part of the story or drama where all the problems or mysteries of the plot are unraveled.


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