5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Comic Relief
- a a critical approach that debunks single definitions of meaning based on the instability of language. It "is not a dismantling of a structure of a text, but a demonstration that it has already dismantled itself."
- b the inclusion of a humorous character or scene to contrast with the tragic elements of a work, thereby intensifying the next tragic event.
- c A single assertion or a series of assertions presented and defended by the writer
- d The central idea or message of a work, the insight it offers into life. Usually, __ is unstated in fictional works, but in nonfiction, the __ may be directly stated, especially in expository or argumentative writing.
- e The assigning of human qualities to inanimate objects or concepts. An example: Wordsworth's "the sea that bares her bosom to the moon."
5 Multiple choice questions
- can refer to two different areas of writing. One refers to the relationship between a sentence's subject and verb (active and passive). The second refers to the total "sound" of the writer's style.
- From the Greek for "reckoning together," a __ is a deductive system of formal logic that presents two premises that inevitably lead to a sound conclusion.
- A work that closely imitates the style or content of another with the specific aim of comic effect and/or ridicule.
- a word or phrase that links one idea to the next and carries the reader from sentence to sentence, paragraph to paragraph.
- In this type of irony, the words literally state the opposite of the writer's true meaning
5 True/False questions
Antithesis → the presentation of two contrasting images. The ideas are balanced by phrase, clause, or paragraphs. "To be or not to be . . ." "It was the best of times; it was the worst of times . . ." "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country . . ."
Cumulative → A work that targets human vices and follies or social institutions and convention for reform or ridicule. Regardless of whether or not the work aims to reform humans or their society, ___ is best seen as a style of writing rather than a purpose for writing. The effect of __, often humorous, is thought provoking and insightful about the human condition.
Balance → the recreation of regional spoken language, such as a Southern one. Hurston uses this in Their Eyes Were Watching God.
Chiasmus → Arrangement of repeated thoughts in the pattern of X Y Y X. It is often short and summarizes a main idea.
Explication → The purpose of this rhetorical mode is to explain and analyze information by presenting an idea, relevant evidence, and appropriate discussion.