5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- a The assigning of human qualities to inanimate objects or concepts. An example: Wordsworth's "the sea that bares her bosom to the moon."
- b writing whose purpose is to instruct or to teach. A ___ work is usually formal and focuses on moral or ethical concerns.
- 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.
- d This term literally means "sermon," but more informally, it can include any serious talk, speech, or lecture involving moral or spiritual advice.
- 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
- an event or situation that may be interpreted in more than one way.
- the recreation of regional spoken language, such as a Southern one. Hurston uses this in Their Eyes Were Watching God.
- an appeal based on logic or reason
- 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.
- The repetition of initial consonant sounds, such as "Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers."
5 True/False questions
Onomatopoeia → a figure of speech in which natural sounds are imitated in the sounds of words. Simple examples include such words as buzz, hiss, hum.
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.
Explication → The purpose of this rhetorical mode is to explain and analyze information by presenting an idea, relevant evidence, and appropriate discussion.
Attitude → the relationship an author has toward his or her subject, and/or his or her audience
Paradox → A statement that appears to be self-contradictory or opposed to common sense but upon closer inspection contains some degree of truth or validity.