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5 Matching questions

  1. Farce -
  2. Figurative Language -
  3. Aphorism-
  4. Analogy-
  5. Cacophony-
  1. a 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"
  2. b 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. c 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."
  4. d 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
    WATCH is to WRIST as STILETTOS is to FEET
  5. e the body of devices that uses figures of speech to enable the writer to operate on levels other than the literal one. It includes metaphor, simile, symbol, motif, and hyperbole, etc.

5 Multiple choice questions

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

    Example: The Natural is a novel; "The Sick Rose" is a poem
  2. a sustained comparison, often referred to as a conceit. This is developed throughout a piece of writing.

    Example: "The Flea" by John Donne
  3. 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. 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 -
  5. the recreation of regional spoken language.

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

5 True/False questions

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

          

  2. Allegory-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
    WATCH is to WRIST as STILETTOS is to FEET

          

  3. Didactic-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

          

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

    Example: Fleet feet sweet by sleeping geese.