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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. oxymoron
  2. pun
  3. red herring
  4. parody
  5. narrative
  1. a a story or an account of an event
  2. b the combination of two contradictory words or phrases for dramatic effect
  3. c a play on words, suggesting different meanings of either the same word or phrase or sounds or phrases that sound alike
  4. d a humorous imitation of a serious work
  5. e something that diverts attention from a central issue

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a saying that describes a common observation or belief; a brief statement of a principle
  2. an understatement, generally used to minimize the emphasis of the claim (a form of litotes)
  3. a direct or an indirect reference (to an event, work of writing or art, myth); a casual mention
  4. a 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
  5. the repetition of similar vowel sounds in a group of words

5 True/False questions

  1. either /or reasoning (black or white thinking; false dilemma)literary works, or passages in literary works, that feature exaggerated sentiment or extravagant and flowery language


  2. begging the questiona question posed without the expectation of an answer and used to emphasize an idea or encourage reflection


  3. antithesisa statement of the purpose of a piece of expository writing in one or more sentences


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


  5. personificationa word, phrase, or sentence that links ideas


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