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5 Matching questions

  1. antithesis
  2. metaphor
  3. thesis
  4. satire
  5. ad hominem argument
  1. a a direct comparison of two unlike things to suggest a similarity, often in the form "X is Y"
  2. b the placement of words, phrases, or sentences in a parallel structure to form a balanced contrast of ideas
  3. c a statement of the purpose of a piece of expository writing in one or more sentences
  4. d a logical fallacy in which an argument attacks a person instead of that person's own argument or stance
  5. e the use of irony, ridicule, or wit (usually to expose and/or mock negative qualities)

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the combination of two contradictory words or phrases for dramatic effect
  2. language, actions, or situations contrary to what is intended or expected
  3. a 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
  4. the repetition of the same sounds at the beginning of words in a group
  5. the assignment of human characteristics to inanimate objects or nature in a direct and explicit manner

5 True/False questions

  1. situation ironya device in which what happens is the opposite of what is expected; the situations may be improbable or strangely appropriate and often surprise both the characters and the readers or audience


  2. sarcasmthe use of verbal irony, usually in a harsh or mocking manner, for negative or destructive purposes,


  3. syllepsisthe use of one word, phrase, or clause in association with two or more other words, phrases, or clauses in a manner that is grammatically correct but that creates an incongruity in meaning


  4. allusiona direct or an indirect reference (to an event, work of writing or art, myth); a casual mention


  5. metonymyan understatement, generally used to minimize the emphasis of the claim (a form of litotes)