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5 Matching questions

  1. Personification
  2. Homily
  3. Irony
  4. Sarcasm
  5. Didactic
  1. a The assigning of human qualities to inanimate objects or concepts. An example: Wordsworth's "the sea that bares her bosom to the moon."
  2. b writing whose purpose is to instruct or to teach. A ___ work is usually formal and focuses on moral or ethical concerns.
  3. c from the Greek meaning "to tear flesh," ___ involves bitter, caustic language that is meant to hurt or ridicule someone or something. It may use irony as a device.
  4. d This term literally means "sermon," but more informally, it can include any serious talk, speech, or lecture involving moral or spiritual advice.
  5. e The contrast between what is stated explicitly and what is really meant. The difference between what appears to be and what actually is true.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. an event or situation that may be interpreted in more than one way.
  2. the recreation of regional spoken language, such as a Southern one. Hurston uses this in Their Eyes Were Watching God.
  3. an appeal based on logic or reason
  4. Commas used (with no conjunction) to separate a series of words. The parts are emphasized equally when the conjunction is omitted; in addition, the use of commas with no intervening conjunction speeds up the flow of the sentence. X, Y, Z as opposed to X, Y, and Z.
  5. The repetition of initial consonant sounds, such as "Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers."

5 True/False questions

  1. Onomatopoeiaa figure of speech in which natural sounds are imitated in the sounds of words. Simple examples include such words as buzz, hiss, hum.


  2. CumulativeA 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.


  3. ExplicationThe purpose of this rhetorical mode is to explain and analyze information by presenting an idea, relevant evidence, and appropriate discussion.


  4. Attitudethe relationship an author has toward his or her subject, and/or his or her audience


  5. ParadoxA statement that appears to be self-contradictory or opposed to common sense but upon closer inspection contains some degree of truth or validity.