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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. Allusion-
  2. Apostrophe-
  3. Figures of Speech -
  4. Cacophony-
  5. Form -
  1. a harsh and discordant sounds in a line or passage in a literary work.

    Example: "And squared and stuck there squares of soft white chalk, And with a fish-tooth, scratched a moon on each."
    Browning, "Caliban Upon Setebos"
  2. b are deliberate departures from the ordinary and literal meanings of words in order to provide fresh, insightful perspectives or emphasis.

    Examples: Simile, Metaphor, Personification, Hyperbole, Etc...
  3. c a reference contained in a work.
    Example: "To act or not to act, that was Maria's dilemma" (reference to Shakespeare)
  4. d a figure of speech that directly addresses an absent or imaginary person or personified abstraction, such as liberty or love. The effect may add familiarity or emotional intensity.

    Example: William Wordsworth addresses John Milton as he writes, "Milton, thou shouldst be living at this hour: England hath need of thee."
  5. e the shape or structure of a literary work.

    Example: "Easter Wings" by George Herbert - the poem is actually in the shape of an angel wings.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a kind of comedy that depends on exaggerate or improbable situations, physical disasters, and sexual innuendo to amuse the audience.

    Example: The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde. The characters are stereotypical and he makes fun of the elite.
  2. the use of a quotation at the beginning of a work that hints at its theme.

    Hemingway begins The Sun Also Rises with this.
  3. an overused common expression. The term is derived from a French word for a stereotype printing block. These are typically words and phrases used so frequently that they become stale and ineffective.

    Example: "in less than no time" they "spring to mind," but "in the last analysis," a writer ought to "avoid them like the plague," even though they always seem "to hit the nail on the head."
  4. a terse statement of known authorship which expresses a general truth or moral principle. (If the authorship is unknown, the statement is generally considered to be a folk proverb.) This can be a memorable summation of the author's point.

    Example: "If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got."
  5. is the choice of words used in speaking or writing. It is frequently divided into four levels: formal, informal, colloquial, and slang.

    Examples: I Love You
    formal -
    informal -
    colloquial -
    slang -

5 True/False questions

  1. Anecdote-a story or brief episode told by the writer or a character to illustrate to a point.

    Example: My sons are very tall. When my oldest boy was getting taller and taller, people always asked him, "Do you play basketball?" He would answer, "Why? Do you play miniature golf?" He stopped saying that when he decided it was a smart aleck thing to say.


  2. Hubris -insolence, arrogance, or pride. In Greek tragedy, is usually the tragic flaw that leads to his or her downfall.

    Example: Roy Hobbs' overeating, Hamlet's indecision


  3. Analogy-a literary device employed to serve as a basis for comparison. It is assumed that what applies to the parallel situation also applies to the original circumstance. In other words, it is the comparison between two different items.

    Example: UNCLE is to NEPHEW as AUNT is to NIECE


  4. Genre -the shape or structure of a literary work.

    Example: "Easter Wings" by George Herbert - the poem is actually in the shape of an angel wings.


  5. Conceit-words describe things that exist and can be experienced through the senses. Abstractions are rendered understandable and specific through these kinds of examples.

    Example: "The apparition of these faces in the croed; Petals on a wet, black bough."
    Ezra Pound