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5 Matching questions

  1. meiosis
  2. antimetabole
  3. rhetorical question
  4. antithesis
  5. Anthimeria
  1. a repetition of words in succsessive clauses, in reverse order (a chiasmus in which the exact words, not just the syntax, are flipped)- Ex) Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
  2. b understatement (opposite of hyperbole)- Ex) I can see why you would forget; I mean, it's only cancer.
  3. c the juxtaposition of opposing or contrasting ideas- Ex) Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more.
  4. d the substitution of one part of speech for another, often turning a noun into a verb- Ex) I'll unhair thy head.
  5. e asking a question not for the sake of getting an answer but for asserting something -

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. use of parallel structures of the same length in successive clauses- Ex) I speek Spanish to God, Italian to women, French to men, and German to my horse.
  2. replacing and idea with an associated idea - Ex) The pen is mightier than the sword.
  3. the placing of two elements side by side, in which the second defines the first- Ex) This is a valley of ashes- a fantastic farm where ashes grow like wheat.
  4. use of exaggerated terms for emphasis- Ex) Im so hungry; I'd give my first-born child for a slice of pizza.
  5. the arrangement of words in order of increasing importance-Ex) Lost, vaded, broken, dead within an hour.

5 True/False questions

  1. paradoxthe use of apparently condtradictory ideas to point out some underlying truth- Ex) What a pity that youth must be wasted on the young.


  2. oxymoronthe juxtaposition of two contradictory ideas - Ex) I must be cruel to be kind


  3. Anaphorarepetition of a word at the end of a clause at the beginning of another- Ex) Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.


  4. epistrophewhen a speaker or writer breaks off and directs speech to an absent person, inanimate object, or abstract quality or idea- Ex) "For Brutus, as you know, was Caesar's angel. Judge, O you gods, how dearly Caesar loved him."


  5. apostrophethe repetition of the same word or group of words at the ends of successive clauses- Ex) As long as the white man sent you to Korea, you bled. He sent you to Germany, you bled. He sent you to the South Pacific to fight the Japanese, you bled.