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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. Flashback
  2. Catharsis
  3. Euphemism
  4. Ad hominem argument
  5. Dramatic Irony
  1. a Interruption in the present action of a plot to show events that happened at an earlier time.
  2. b emotional purgation/cleansing
  3. c When the reader is aware of an inconsistency between a fictional or non-fictional character's perception of a situation and the truth of that situation.
  4. d an argument attacking an individual's character rather than his or her position on an issue.
  5. e The use of a word or phrase that is less direct, but that is also less distasteful or less offensive than another. e.g. "He is at rest" instead of "He is dead."

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. The part of the story or drama where all the problems or mysteries of the plot are unraveled.
  2. Reasoning that ends and begins in the same place. No evidence is offered
  3. the repetition of words or phrases at the beginning of consecutive lines or sentences
  4. a turn of fate that leaves the tragic figure destitute
  5. A seemingly contradictory statement or situation which is actually true. This rhetorical device is often used for emphasis or simply to attract attention.

5 True/False questions

  1. Rhetorical ShiftA change from one tone, attitude, etc. Look for key words like but, however, even though, although, yet, etc.


  2. Parallelismrefers to a grammatical or structural similarity between sentences or parts of a sentence.


  3. Asyndetonthe deliberate use of many conjunctions for special emphasis - to highlight quantity or mass of detail or to create a flowing continuous sentence pattern. It slows the pace of the sentence.


  4. AntithesisA balancing of two opposite or contrasting words, phrases, or clauses.


  5. EpiphetA major character's moment of realization or awareness.