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5 Matching questions

  1. Balance
  2. Wit
  3. Figure of Speech
  4. Satire
  5. Ellipsis
  1. a Indicated by a series of three periods, the __ indicates that some material has been omitted from a given text.
  2. b a situation in which all parts of the presentation are equal, whether in sentences or paragraphs or sections of a longer work.
  3. c 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.
  4. d In modern usage, intellectually amusing language that surprises and delights. Usually uses terse language that makes a pointed statement.
  5. e A device used to produce figurative language. Many compare dissimilar things. Examples are apostrophe, hyperbole, irony, metaphor, metonomy, oxymoron, paradox, personification, simile, synecdoche, and understatement.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. When a writer uses the same term in two different senses in an argument.
  2. a figure of speech in which natural sounds are imitated in the sounds of words. Simple examples include such words as buzz, hiss, hum.
  3. This type of point of view presents the feelings and thoughts of only one character, presenting only the actions of all remaining characters
  4. the relationship an author has toward his or her subject, and/or his or her audience
  5. A work that functions on a symbolic level

5 True/False questions

  1. Denotationexplanatory notes added to a text to explain, cite sources, or give bibliographical data.


  2. InferTo draw a reasonable conclusion from the information presented.


  3. SyllogismFrom the Greek for "reckoning together," a __ is a deductive system of formal logic that presents two premises that inevitably lead to a sound conclusion.


  4. Rhetoricfrom the Greek for "orator," this term describes the principle governing the art of writing effectively, eloquently, and persuasively.


  5. Anecdote. a figure of speech that utilizes a part as representative of the whole. "All hands on deck" is an example.


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