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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. juxtaposition
  2. euphemism
  3. entrapment
  4. wit
  5. understatement
  1. a switching the situation to entrap the reader, after having lured him into a sense of comfort.
  2. b expressing an idea with less emphasis or in a lesser degree than is the actual case. The opposite of hyperbole, employed for ironic emphasis.
  3. c avoiding the description of something outrageous by cloaking it in sheltered terms; an understatement often involved.
  4. d positioning side-by-side or close together mismatching elements, something resulting in comic incongruity
  5. e intellectually amusing language that surprises and delights (puns/word play)

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a double meaning; verbal irony - a discrepancy between what is said and what is really meant (sarcasm); situational irony - what actually happens is opposite of what is expected or appropriate; dramatic irony - the audience or reader knows something important that a character does not know
  2. harsh or bitter derision or irony; a sharply ironical taunt; sneering or cutting remark
  3. the person created by the author to tell a story. Whether the story is told by an omniscient narrator or by a character in it, the actual author of the work often distances himself from what is said or told by adopting a persona--a personality different from his real one. Thus, the attitudes, beliefs, and degree of understanding expressed by the narrator may not be the same as those of the actual author. Some authors, for example, use narrators who are not very bright in order to create irony.
  4. an exaggerated representation of a character; a cartoon-like portrait in art in literature.
  5. a figure of speech that combines apparently contradictory or incongruous ideas

5 True/False questions

  1. double entendreexpressing an idea with less emphasis or in a lesser degree than is the actual case. The opposite of hyperbole, employed for ironic emphasis.

          

  2. hyperboleexaggeration; overstatement; saying more than is meant, often to produce humor; use of superlatives sometimes involved

          

  3. bathos (noun)harsh and abusive language directed against a person or cause

          

  4. invective (noun)dropping from the sublime to the ridiculous for a bathetic effect.

          

  5. parodya double meaning; verbal irony - a discrepancy between what is said and what is really meant (sarcasm); situational irony - what actually happens is opposite of what is expected or appropriate; dramatic irony - the audience or reader knows something important that a character does not know