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5 Matching questions

  1. personification
  2. understatement
  3. connotation
  4. hyperbole
  5. consonance
  1. a A figure of speech in which a writer deliberately makes a situation seem less important or serious than it is. Opposite of hyperbole.
  2. b giving human characteristics to non-human things
  3. c All the meanings, associations, or emotions that a word suggests. Opposite of denotation.
  4. d a figure of speech in which exaggeration or overstatement is used for emphasis or effect. Opposite of understatement.
  5. e The repetition of consonant sounds, but not vowels, as in assonance.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Attitude a writer takes toward the audience, a subject, or a character. Similar to mood.
  2. a figure of speech comparing two different things using like or as
  3. a group of lines in a poem
  4. the contrast between what is expected and what actually exists or happens
  5. 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.

5 True/False questions

  1. versea pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in poetry


  2. foreshadowingthe use of hints and clues to suggest what will happen later in a plot


  3. moodHow the reader feels about the text while reading. Similar to tone


  4. alliterationa reference to another work of literature, person, or event


  5. metaphora pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in poetry