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5 Multiple choice questions

  1. characterized by an excessive display of learning or scholarship
  2. a term used to point out a characteristic of a person. Homeric ____ are often compound adjectives ("swift-footed Achilles") that become an almost formulaic part of a name. ____ can be abusive or offensive but are not so by definition. For example, athletes may be proud of their given ____ ("The Rocket").
  3. a familiar proverb or saying
  4. a concise statement, often offering advice; an adage
  5. nonstandard grammatical usage; a violation of grammatical rules

4 True/False questions

  1. didacticcharacterized by an excessive display of learning or scholarship


  2. syllepsisa construction in which one word is used in two different senses ("After he threw the ball, he threw a fit.")


  3. dialecta variety of speech characterized by its own particular grammar or pronunciation, often associated with a particular geographical region


  4. parablea simple story that illustrates a moral or religious lesson


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