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5 Matching questions

  1. epigram
  2. benevolence
  3. antagonist
  4. Critical Period Hypothesis
  5. Great Vowel Shift
  1. a theory of language development that states language must be learned by a certain age, otherwise, we will experience continual difficulty learning language (after age of five or after an individual reaches puberty).
  2. b a short, witty verse or saying. Also known as an aphorism or maxim.
  3. c a person or force working against the protagonist, or central character, in a literary work.
  4. d an act intending or showing kindness and good will
  5. e A systematic shifting of the long vowels (in milliseconds) of Middle English into different sounds. The high back and high front vowels became diphthongs while the other long vowels moved higher and sometimes fronter in the mouth, e.g., the vowel in the word "sweet" was "ay" for Chaucer but "eee" by the time of Shakespeare. The spelling of certain vowel sounds no longer corresponded to the pronuciation of those sounds. The drop of the e as well.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. informal language used by a particular group among themselves.
  2. the repetition of the same or similar vowel sounds in stressed syllables that end with different consonant sounds, as in the first line of Poe's "Lenore": "Ah, broken in the golden bowl--the spirit flown forever!"
  3. Symbolism was an aesthetic movement that encouraged writers to express their ideas, feelings, and values by means of symbols or suggestions rather than by direct statements.
  4. words that are spelled and pronounced the same,yet have a different meaning
    Ex. Tear-when you cry tear-when something rips
  5. feminist and gay criticism reflecting cultural framework

5 True/False questions

  1. allusionan author's choice of words, based on their effectiveness for the author's purpose.


  2. figurative languageinterference of previous learning inprocess of learning something new


  3. cadencea type of comedy with ridiculous characters, events, or situations.


  4. positive transferrepetition of initial consonant sounds in words, as in these lines from Coleridge: "The fair breeze flew, the white foam flew, / The furrow followed free."


  5. Aspects of Language development (social backgrounds)A second-language learner uses familar vocabulary to mentally form sentences before speaking. The process by which children who have already established a solid foundation in their first language learn an additional language. This usually takes place in the context of a school. Universal Grammar Cognitive Learning Theory Sociocultural Learning Theory. An immigrant living in a country where the second language is spoken who feels accepted by speakers of the second language is most likely acquire second language more easily.