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5 Matching questions

  1. Allusion-
  2. Ambiguity-
  3. Antistrophe-
  4. Figures of Speech -
  5. Concrete-
  1. a a reference contained in a work.
    Example: "To act or not to act, that was Maria's dilemma" (reference to Shakespeare)
  2. b repetition of the same word or phrase at the end of successive clauses.

    Example: "In 1931, ten years ago, Japan invaded Manchukuo -- without warning. In 1935, Italy invaded Ethiopia -- without warning. In 1938, Hitler occupied Austria -- without warning. In 1939, Hitler invaded Czechoslovakia -- without warning. Later in 1939, Hitler invaded Poland -- without warning. And now Japan has attacked Malaya and Thailand -- and the United States --without warning." Franklin D. Roosevelt
  3. c 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...
  4. d 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
  5. e the multiple meanings, either intentional or unintentional, of a word, phrase, sentence, or passage

    Example: The title of the country song "Heaven's Just a Sin Away". At a religious level, it means that committing a sin keeps us out of heaven, but at a physical level, it means that committing a sin (sex) will bring heaven (pleasure).

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the repetition of initial consonant sounds, such as "Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers."
  2. the pleasant, mellifluous presentation of sounds in a literary work.

    Example: "The gray sea and the long black land;
    And the yellow half-moon large and low"
    Browning "Meeting at Night"
  3. the inclusion of a humorous character or scene to contrast with the tragic elements of a work, thereby intensifying the next tragic event.

    Example: Ron Weasley in Harry Potter. Ron acts as the sidekick to Harry providing breaks to the scenes of intense tension.
  4. the recreation of regional spoken language.

    Example: Jim is jus' ez happy ez Ah is.
  5. 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

5 True/False questions

  1. Cacophony-the pleasant, mellifluous presentation of sounds in a literary work.

    Example: "The gray sea and the long black land;
    And the yellow half-moon large and low"
    Browning "Meeting at Night"


  2. Colloquial-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. Foil -a character who, by displaying opposite traits, emphasizes certain aspects of another character.

    Example: Mercutio is this to Romeo. He is witty and lighthearted, while Romeo is gloomy.


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

    Example- To strive, to seek, to find.


  5. Anaphora-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