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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. mood
  2. meter
  3. understatement
  4. assonance
  5. metaphor
  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 a pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in poetry
  3. c How the reader feels about the text while reading. Similar to tone
  4. d the repetition of vowel sounds
  5. e figure of speech comparing two different things

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the use of hints and clues to suggest what will happen later in a plot
  2. descriptions that appeal to the senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste)
  3. a device in literature where an object represents an idea
  4. Putting two contradictory words together. Examples: liquid gas, seriously funny, minor crisis, jumbo shrimp.
  5. words that imitate sounds

5 True/False questions

  1. personificationgiving human characteristics to non-human things


  2. versea pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in poetry


  3. rhymethe repetition of sounds at the ends of words


  4. denotationAll the meanings, associations, or emotions that a word suggests. Opposite of denotation.


  5. punsThe 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.