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5 Matching questions

  1. oxymoron
  2. hyperbole
  3. aposiopesis
  4. apposition
  5. rhetorical question
  1. a asking a question not for the sake of getting an answer but for asserting something -
  2. b when the speaker or writer deliberately stops short and leaves something unexpressed, but yet obvious, to be supplied by imagination- Ex) I cant believe she lets them get away like that! If they were MY kids...
  3. c the juxtaposition of two contradictory ideas - Ex) I must be cruel to be kind
  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. replacing a part with a whole, or a whole with a part - Ex) The U.S. won three gold medals
  2. 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.
  3. when 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."
  4. repetition of conjunctions - Ex) We lived and laughed and loved and left.
  5. understatement (opposite of hyperbole)- Ex) I can see why you would forget; I mean, it's only cancer.

5 True/False questions

  1. 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"


  2. parallelismrepetition 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. climaxthe arrangement of words in order of decreasing importance- Ex) Die and endow a college or a cat.


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


  5. Anaphorathe repetition of the same word or group of words at the beginning of successive clauses- Ex) Mad world! Mand kings! Mad composition!