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5 Matching questions

  1. eponym
  2. hyperbole
  3. onomatopoeia
  4. ad hominem argument
  5. wit
  1. a the use of a word or phrase that imitates a sound
  2. b an extravagant exaggeration
  3. c intellectually surprising and amusing language, usually brief and pointed
  4. d a logical fallacy in which an argument attacks a person instead of that person's own argument or stance
  5. e a word or phrase derived from the name of a person, or the name of a person for whom something is named; in contemporary language, the term "eponymous" has developed a new meaning: "self-titled"

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. literary works, or passages in literary works, that feature exaggerated sentiment or extravagant and flowery language
  2. the assignment of human characteristics to inanimate objects or nature in an indirect and implicit manner, usually through the use of allusion and usually to create an analogy
  3. the combination of two contradictory words or phrases for dramatic effect
  4. fiction and nonfiction written in ordinary language (as opposed to poetry)
  5. an abusive expression; insulting language

5 True/False questions

  1. assonancethe repetition of similar vowel sounds in a group of words


  2. narrativean abusive expression; insulting language


  3. conceitintellectually surprising and amusing language, usually brief and pointed


  4. straw mana logical fallacy in which an opponent's position is restated so that it is easier to attack; after the attack, the restated position is attributed to the opponent


  5. verbal ironysituational irony that is interpreted to be a result of the intervention of a greater external force, such as fate of a deity