5 Written questions
5 Multiple choice questions
- a figure of speech which objects and animals are given human characteristics
"Unseen, in the background, Fate was quietly slipping the stones into its boxing gloves."
- a figure of speech that compares unlike objects; an implied comparison achieved through a figurative use of words; the word is used not in its literal sense, but in one analogous to it.
"Love is but the licking of honey from thorns."
"Life is a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get, and it doesn't last long for fat people."
- repetition of an idea in a different word, phrase or sentence
"But wait. There's more! If you order this fabulous product right now, we'll send you this free gift!"
...gifts are always free, dummy
- a harsh metaphor involving the use of a word beyond its strict sphere
"The moon was full. The moon was so bloated it was about to tip over. Imagine awakening to find the moon flat on its face on the bathroom floor, like the late Elvis Presley, poisoned by banana splits. It was a moon that could stir wild passions in a moo cow."
"The only hunger you should have is for power. The only thirst: for revenge." - Lex Luthor
- a generic name for a figure of speech such as image, symbol, simile, and metaphor
5 True/False questions
paradox → an assertion seemingly opposed to common sense, but that may yet have some truth in it
"The closer we are to danger, the farther we are from harm. It's the last thing they'll expect."
-Pippin, Lord of the Rings
ellipsis → omission of a word
"Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something."
occupatio → the rhetorical strategy of claiming the intent of silence on a subject and then naming the subject; often at length.
Bear: Have you seen my hat?
Rabbit: Of course I haven't seen a hat. Why would you think that I have a hat? I don't have a hat? I especially haven't seen a black hat with red trim that's a little too big for me, but just the right size for you that I saw you wearing last Thursday night at Beaver's party. ...Oops."
Bear: ...Well if you see it, let me know.
extended metaphor → a series of comparisons between two unlike objects
""I graduated from the University of Life. All right? I received a degree from the School of Hard Knocks. And our colors were black and blue, baby. I had office hours with the Dean of Bloody Noses. All right? I borrowed my class notes from Professor Knuckle Sandwich and his Teaching Assistant, Ms. Fat Lip Thon Nyun. That's the kind of school I went to for real, okay?" - Will Ferrell
Conceit → a generic name for a figure of speech such as image, symbol, simile, and metaphor