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5 Matching questions

  1. Allusion
  2. Antithesis
  3. Euphony
  4. Tone
  5. Synecdoche
  1. a . a figure of speech that utilizes a part as representative of the whole. "All hands on deck" is an example.
  2. b A reference contained in a work
  3. c 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 . . ."
  4. d Similar to mood, __ describes the author's attitude toward his or her material, the audience, or both.
  5. e the pleasant, mellifluous presentation of sounds in a literary work.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the word, phrase, or clause to which a pronoun refers.
  2. The sensory details or figurative language used to describe, arouse emotion, or represent abstractions. On a physical level, __ uses terms related to the five senses; we refer to visual, auditory, tactile, gustatory, or olfactory. For example, a rose may present visual __ while also representing the color in a woman's cheeks.
  3. the use of slang in writing, often to create local color and to provide an informal tone. Huckleberry Finn in written in a __ style.
  4. In this type of irony, the words literally state the opposite of the writer's true meaning
  5. a figure of speech using deliberate exaggeration or overstatement

5 True/False questions

  1. EuphemismIn an argument, this is an attack on the person rather than on the opponent's ideas. It comes from the Latin meaning "against the man."


  2. MoodThis term has two distinct technical meanings in English writing. The first meaning is grammatical and deals with verbal units and a speaker's attitude. The second meaning is literary, meaning the prevailing atmosphere or emotional aura of a work.


  3. Begging the QuestionOften called circular reasoning, __ occurs when the believability of the evidence depends on the believability of the claim.


  4. Stylean evaluation of the sum of the choices an author makes in blending diction, syntax, figurative language, and other literary devices.


  5. Deconstructiona 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."