Literary Terms Quiz
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Death is a vicious beast.
Getting old is like being on a collision course with a slow train.
The Jolly Roger flying on the ship's mast indicated that the people on the ship were not nice guys.
Oh, I'm so excited about dying. Who wants to keep on living and do all those boring things like hanging out with friends and traveling to beautiful new places, anyway?
Still young and healthy, he died without warning.
Little did he know that his fate had already been determined, and nothing could save his life now.
The light faded from his eyes, his pale lips stopped trembling, and his frail, bony body became still.
He towered over me, a Hercules who could crush the life out of me with ease.
As the main character's breath rattled out for the last time, I experienced an intense surge and release of sadness that left me feeling emotionally cleansed.
If you keep vomitin', sneezin', and "coffin" like that, you won't last much longer.
Death gripped me in its bony hands and refused to let go.
All human activity in the world seemed to stop after I heard the news of his death.
The pops and booms coming from inside the fireworks factory signaled the beginning of a terrible accident.
Hemingway found literary beauty in extreme economy of language, writing in a concise, superficially simple style.
He threatened to start World War II with me if I didn't agree to his demands.
deus ex machina
Suddenly, a meteorite struck the villain just as it seemed there was no way the good guys could possibly escape.
A number of events and symbols in the scene indicate that the character doesn't have much longer to live.
I used my mouse to stroll down the page to the part of the will that described my funeral plans.
The first 30 minutes of the movie are used to establish the background of the story's tragic events.
The villain gave a long speech about why the hero, who was gagged and could not say anything, deserved to die.
The story proceeds in a highly realistic manner, and the author's descriptions of death and the characters' reactions to it are rich in natural, authentic detail.
Unheard by the other characters on the stage, the villain whispers that he has a plan to kill the hero.
The fatal poison damaged his organs beyond repair.
Disguised as a clown, the hapless villain failed repeatedly in his attempts to kill the hero, tripping over his own feet and hurting himself with his weapons and traps as he chased the hero about.