5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Figures of Speech -
- a 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...
- b repetition of the same sound in words close together.
Example: Fleet feet sweet by sleeping geese.
- c 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.
- d 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.
- e 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..."
5 Multiple choice questions
- 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--"
- 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
- arrangement of words, phrases, or clauses in an order of ascending power.
Example- To strive, to seek, to find.
- 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
- 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
Allusion- → a reference contained in a work.
Example: "To act or not to act, that was Maria's dilemma" (reference to Shakespeare)
Alliteration- → the repetition of initial consonant sounds, such as "Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers."
Conceit- → 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.
Aphorism- → 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."
Euphony- → 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"