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5 Matching questions

  1. Antistrophe-
  2. Antithesis-
  3. Apostrophe-
  4. Genre -
  5. Cacophony-
  1. a the presentation of two contrasting images. The ideas are balanced by word, phrase, clause, or paragraphs.

    Example: "To be or not to be..." "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country..."
  2. b 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"
  3. c 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."
  4. d the category to which a piece of writing can be classified.

    Example: The Natural is a novel; "The Sick Rose" is a poem
  5. e 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

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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."
  2. 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.
  3. 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--"
  4. the literal or dictionary meaning of a word.

    Example: In Frost's "Mending Wall", the wall is the physical boundary separating the two neighbors.
  5. From the Greek, this literally means "teaching." These works have the primary aim of teaching or instructing, especially the teaching of moral or ethical principles.

    Example: Proverbs and Parables in the Bible

5 True/False questions

  1. Imagery -the category to which a piece of writing can be classified.

    Example: The Natural is a novel; "The Sick Rose" is a poem


  2. Figures of Speech -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. Amplification-involves repeating a word or expression while adding more detail to it, in order to emphasize what otherwise might be passed over.

    Example: "He showed a rather simple taste, a taste for good art, good food, and good friends."


  4. Generalizations-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


  5. Euphemism-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."


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