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5 Matching questions

  1. Aposiopesis-
  2. Form -
  3. Attitude-
  4. Aphorism-
  5. Generalizations-
  1. a 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."
  2. b 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.
  3. c are assertions or conclusions based on some specific instances. The value of a this is determined by the quality and quantity of examples on which it is based.

    Example: All dogs hate cats
  4. d a form of ellipse by which a speaker comes to an abrupt halt, seemingly overcome by passion (fear, excitement, etc.) or modesty.

    Example: "why, you..." "Why, I'll..." Get out, or else--"
  5. e the relationship an author has toward his or her subject, and/or his or her audience.

    Example: George Bernard Shaw's whimsical and nostalgic look at his mother and her cremation.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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
  2. the interpretive level of a word based on its associated images rather than its literal meaning.

    Example: The wall in Frost's "Mending Wall" refers to the emotional barrier which prevents interaction between neighbors.
  3. a fanciful expression, usually in the form of an extended metaphor or surprising analogy between seemingly dissimilar objects. This term displays intellectual cleverness due to the unusual comparison being made.

    Example: "Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day?" William Shakespeare. In this poem, Shakespeare compares a woman to beautiful summer day - two seemingly disparate things.
  4. the process of moving from a general rule to a specific example.

    Example: All men are mortal. Socrates is a man. Therefore, Socrates is mortal.
  5. two corresponding pairs arranged not in parallels (a-b-a-b) but in inverted order (a-b-b-a)
    Inverting the second of two phrases that would otherwise be in parallel form.
    "I flee who chases me, and chase who flees me."

5 True/False questions

  1. Diction-the process of moving from a general rule to a specific example.

    Example: All men are mortal. Socrates is a man. Therefore, Socrates is mortal.


  2. 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.


  3. Didactic-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 -


  4. Colloquial-arrangement of words, phrases, or clauses in an order of ascending power.

    Example- To strive, to seek, to find.


  5. 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