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Literary Techniques Test

This is the test for literary terms.
STUDY
PLAY
Theme
the gods are listening
Flashback
But of course, he did remember
Characterization
(actions) Adams mother was too shy and withdrawn to be active in social or civic affairs
Simile
like a tree
Metaphor
I am the package
Simile
as if shot out of a canon
Personification
The void yawned ahead of him...
Characterization
(actions) cheeks were wet even thought it isn't raining
Simile
like the grinning mouth of some metal monster
Simile
like a violin string being tuned
Characterization
(actions) "Got no patience, poor thing. But she is a fine lady"
Allusion
Thomas Wolfe October
Irony
but what the hell, as Amy says, philosophically
Simile
eyes like raw onions
Simile
as if his throat is full of stones
Metaphor/Personification
(note this one has two answers separated by a slash) I am the bike and the bike is me
Simile
like an old ribbon left out in the rain
Characterization
(thoughts) "not rational"
Simile
like a target
Foreshadowing
something just hovering at the edge of his mind
Metaphor
silent sentinel
Metaphor
a fuzzy, furry arrow
Simile
like an apparition
Simile
like a lion tamer
Simile
like the blue of his mother's best china
Characterization
(actions) It's all part of nature and being alive
Foreshadowing
that particular Saturday arrived
Simile
as if being chased by the wind
Allusion
like the heart in that Edgar Allan Poe story
Simile
like a miniature moon
Foreshadowing
and then it happened
Personification
its doorway exhales people
Theme
for some reason, I look at the fat man and find my self saying "Im sorry"
Characterization
(actions) wrenches away from her
Foreshadowing
The day the phone call came
Characterization
(actions) seldom called him Adam, only tender moments
Metaphor
Amy was a blur
Idiom
for cripes sake
Simile
as if a butterfly danced on her lips
Personification
The darkness gathers me
Characterization
(thoughts) It was impossible to squeeze his [fathers] hand, of course, not at his age
Simile
like a thin black snake through the mottled earth
Climax
Into his father, his mother, and himself