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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. Comic Relief-
  2. Hubris -
  3. Attitude-
  4. Denotation-
  5. Allusion-
  1. a the literal or dictionary meaning of a word.

    Example: In Frost's "Mending Wall", the wall is the physical boundary separating the two neighbors.
  2. b 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.
  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 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.
  5. e 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 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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...
  2. the repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive phrases, clauses, or lines.

    Example: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness..." - A Tale of Two Cities
  3. the category to which a piece of writing can be classified.

    Example: The Natural is a novel; "The Sick Rose" is a poem
  4. the use of a quotation at the beginning of a work that hints at its theme.

    Example:
    Hemingway begins The Sun Also Rises with this.
  5. a particular kind of dialect; the use of slang in writing, often to create local color and to provide an informal tone. Mark Twain often uses this.

    Example: "Hey Ya'll, I live in Alabama."

5 True/False questions

  1. Connotation-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.

          

  2. Farce -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.

          

  3. Allegory-a reference contained in a work.
    Example: "To act or not to act, that was Maria's dilemma" (reference to Shakespeare)

          

  4. Figurative Language -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...

          

  5. Assonance-repetition of the same sound in words close together.

    Example: Fleet feet sweet by sleeping geese.