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4 Multiple choice questions

  1. writer uses grammatically similar constructions to create a sense of balance that allows the audience to compare and contrast the parallel subjects. Ex: "For the end of a theoretical science is truth, but the end of a practical science is performance."
  2. a metaphor that uses a part to represent the whole. Ex: "I just got a new set of wheels."
  3. a writer uses this to minimize the obvious importance or seriousness of someone or something, assuming the audience knows the significance. Ex: "After a fireman saves a family, he says, 'Just doing my job.'"
  4. adjective or adjective phrase that an author uses to describe the perceived nature of a noun by accentuating one of its dominant characteristics, whether real or metaphysical. Ex: "grey-eyed Athena"

3 True/False questions

  1. rhetorical questiona question that a writer poses to the audience in which he/she does not expect an answer. Ex: "Got milk?"


  2. metonymyused for emphasis or affirmation and asserts a point by denying the opposite. Ex: "Tornadoes are not unheard of in Nebraska during the summer." (when in fact they occur frequently)


  3. apostropheusually found in poetry; writer speaks directly to an abstract person, idea, or ideal and is used to exhibit strong emotions. Ex: "Be with me Beauty, for the fire is dying."


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