5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- a Putting two contradictory words together. Examples: liquid gas, seriously funny, minor crisis, jumbo shrimp.
- b A figure of speech in which a writer deliberately makes a situation seem less important or serious than it is. Opposite of hyperbole.
- c the use of hints and clues to suggest what will happen later in a plot
- d the contrast between what is expected and what actually exists or happens
- e a pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in poetry
5 Multiple choice questions
- a group of lines in a poem
- the repetition of initial consonant sounds
- a figure of speech in which exaggeration or overstatement is used for emphasis or effect. Opposite of understatement.
- The repetition of consonant sounds, but not vowels, as in assonance.
- a device in literature where an object represents an idea
5 True/False questions
assonance → the repetition of vowel sounds
imagery → descriptions that appeal to the senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste)
puns → The usually humorous use of a word in such a way as to suggest two or more of its meanings or the meaning of a another word similar in sound. Example: I used to have a fear of boats, but that ship has sailed.
mood → Attitude a writer takes toward the audience, a subject, or a character. Similar to mood.
tone → The usually humorous use of a word in such a way as to suggest two or more of its meanings or the meaning of a another word similar in sound. Example: I used to have a fear of boats, but that ship has sailed.