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5 Matching questions

  1. Farce -
  2. Aphorism-
  3. Conceit-
  4. Figures of Speech -
  5. Anecdote-
  1. a 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. 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 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. d 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. e 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.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. repetition of the same sound in words close together.

    Example: Fleet feet sweet by sleeping geese.
  2. 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).
  3. the recreation of regional spoken language.

    Example: Jim is jus' ez happy ez Ah is.
  4. hints at what is to come.

    Example: Harriet Bird shooting Roy in the pregame section hints at Memo's destruction of him later in life.
  5. 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.

5 True/False questions

  1. 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."

          

  2. Genre -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. Antithesis-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..."

          

  4. Euphony-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"

          

  5. Alliteration-the repetition of initial consonant sounds, such as "Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers."