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5 Matching questions

  1. zeugma
  2. Anadiplosis
  3. hyperbole
  4. litotes
  5. apposition
  1. a repetition 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.
  2. b when two or more parts of a sentence are syntactically governed by a single common verb or noun, which may change meaning with respect to the other words it modifies - Ex) He carried a strobe light and the responsibility for the lives of his men.
  3. c a form of understatement (meiosis) that emphasizes the magnitude of a statement by denying its opposite- Ex) War is no picnic
  4. d 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.
  5. e use of exaggerated terms for emphasis- Ex) Im so hungry; I'd give my first-born child for a slice of pizza.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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. repetition of syntactic structure in two or more clauses - Ex) Before she left, she put the dishes in the dishwasher, wiped the counter, and took several bags of trash out to the dumpster. ( parallel verb phrases)
  3. asking a question not for the sake of getting an answer but for asserting something -
  4. replacing and idea with an associated idea - Ex) The pen is mightier than the sword.
  5. the 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.

5 True/False questions

  1. polysyndetonrepetition of conjunctions - Ex) We lived and laughed and loved and left.


  2. climaxthe arrangement of words in order of increasing importance-Ex) Lost, vaded, broken, dead within an hour.


  3. personificationdescribing something nonhuman in metaphorical human terms -


  4. aposiopesisthe juxtaposition of opposing or contrasting ideas- Ex) Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more.


  5. Allusionan indirect reference to another work of literature or art - Ex) "If you love a lot, you'll lie a lot / Guess they did in Camelot"