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1 Literary Terms Review 1-30

2 Directions: Number your paper from 1 to 30. Write the letter of the correct answer by the corresponding number.

3 1. _______________ colors sit next to each other on the color wheel. They tend to look pleasant together because they are closely related. A. analogous B. allegorical C. chronological D. cognitive

4 2. Because Mr. and Mrs. Ball are such opposites, it would be fair to say they are _________. A. conceits B. apostrophes C. allegories D. antonyms

5 3. The reference to Aesop’s fable is a/an ____. A. apostrophe B. ellipses C. allegory D. allusion

6 4. "If you weren't so stupid you would have no problem seeing my point of view." A.asyndeton hominem argument C. chronological order D. chiasmus

7 5. The statement that all mid- Easterners are terrorists is an example of _______. A. generalization B. figurative language C. allegory D. allusion

8 6. Substituting “deferred success” for “failure” is called a/an _____. A. euphemism B. homily C. anaphora D. consonance

9 7. Which device is utilized in the following statement? “Juan thought and thought … and then thought some more. ‘I'm wondering …’ Juan said, bemused.” A. figurative language B. denotation C. ellipses D. anachronism

10 8. “Or sinking as the light wind lives or dies” includes which of the following poetic devices? A.alliteration B.assonance C. denotation D.connotation

11 9. The preacher gave a moving __________ this morning. A.euphemism B.homily C. generalization D. apostrophe

12 10. When reading poetry, the reader must decide if the poet is using literal or figurative ______ before he can gain meaning from the words. A.anecdotes B.cognates C.diction D. dialects

13 11. The hula dancer placed in context of the civilization of Sumer illustrates a/an _____. A. chronological order B. connotation C. anachronism D. aphorism

14 12. A far-fetched simile or metaphor, this device occurs when the speaker compares two highly dissimilar things. John Donne's "Valediction: Forbidding Mourning," is an example: "Let man's soul be a sphere, and then, in this, / The Intelligence that moves, devotion is." A. conceit B. anecdote C. apostrophe D. euphemism

15 13. _________________ is what we use when we talk about intangibles and ideas--things we can’t see, touch, taste, smell, or hear. Superman’s motto of “Truth, justice, and the American Way” is a good example of this type of language. A. literal language B. figurative language C. abstract language D. concrete language

16 14. Describing ice cream as “cold as the water in the Arctic Ocean” is use of ________ language. A. literal B. figurative C. abstract D. concrete

17 15. Examples of ______________ include spoon, table, velvet eye patch, nose ring, sinus mask, green, hot, and walking. A.Literal language B.Figurative language C.Abstract language D.Concrete language

18 16. In education, teachers commonly use ___________ to introduce something new to students. They compare the new material to something the students already know and understand. A. anaphoras B. allegories C. allusions D. analogies

19 *The E-mail of the species is more deadly than the mail. *A journey of a thousand sites begins with a single click. *You can't teach a new mouse old clicks. *The geek shall inherit the earth. *A chat has nine lives. *Don't byte off more than you can view. 17. The previous sentences could be called modern- day _________. A. anecdotes B. apostrophes C. aphorisms D. chiasmi

20 18. One day, a certain Roman nobleman died, leaving enormous debts which had remained hidden during his lifetime. Learning that his estate was being sold at auction, Augustus instructed an agent to buy the man's pillow. Why? "That pillow must be particularly conducive to sleep," he explained, "if its late owner, in spite of his debts, could sleep on it.” You’ve just heard a famous ______ about Caesar Augustus. A. anecdote B. apostrophe C. aphorism D. chiasmus

21 19. The following sentence exhibits ________. Gertie's great-grandma grew aghast at Gertie's grammar. A. consonance B. diction C. chiasmus D. alliteration

22 20. In Robert Frost’s “Tree at My Window,” the speaker addresses the tree throughout: "Tree at my window, window tree.” Frost utilizes __________. A. anecdote B. apostrophe C. aphorism D. chiasmus

23 21. “One should eat to live—not live to eat” is an example of __________. A. conceit B. homily C. chiasmus D. alliteration

24 22. "The Republicans believe that the wagon train will not make it to the frontier unless some of the old, some of the young, some of the weak are left behind by the side of trail."-- Mario Cuomo, 1984 Democratic National Convention Address. The underlined segments represent ______. A.chronological order B.anachronism C.chiasmus D. anaphora

25 1995 Before Sunrise 1995 Seven 1996 Fargo 1998 Saving Private Ryan 1998 Shakespeare In Love 1998 L.A. Confidential 2000 Traffic 2001 Waking Life A.chronological order B.anachronism C. ellipses D. anaphora 23. These eight extremely important films have been listed by the American Film Institute in what organizational method?

26 24. "From now on we are enemies, you and I. Because you choose for your instrument a boastful, lustful, smutty, infantile little boy."-- delivered by F. Murray Abraham (from the movie Amadeus) The underlined segment illustrates _______. A. polysyndeton B. asyndeton C. anecdote D. anaphora

27 Listen to the following lyrics from the musical Cats (which is based on poems from T.S. Eliot): Practical cats, dramatical cats Pragmatical cats, fanatical cats Oratorical cats, Delphic-Oracle cats Skeptical cats, Dyspeptical cats Romantical cats, Pedantical cats Critical cats, parasitical cats ______________ cats, metaphorical cats Statistical cats and mystical cats Political cats, hypocritical cats Clerical cats, hysterical cats Cynical cats, rabbinical cats 25. What one word could fill in the blank to portray cats who always stand for something other than themselves? A. allegorical B. analogical C. aphorical D. elliptical

28 26. In Mark Twain’s great masterpiece The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huck astonishes Jim with stories of kings. Jim had only heard of King Solomon, whom he considers a fool for wanting to chop a baby in half and adds, “Yit dey say Sollermun de wises’ man dat ever live. I doan take no stock in dat.” This quotation is an excellent example of Twain’s use of southern Negro _______ of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. A.Diction B.Dialect C.Assonance D.Consonance

29 27. The __________ of this image is a brown cross. 28. The __________ of this image is a symbol of Christianity. A.connotation B.figurative language C.euphemism D.denotation

30 29. Stroke and luck provide examples of ________. A.assonance B.consonance C.alliteration D.concrete language

31 30. 1. Related by blood; having a common ancestor. 2. Related in origin, as certain words in genetically related languages descended from the same ancestral root; for example, English name and Latin nmen from Indo-European *n- men-.3. Related or analogous in nature, character, or function.n. A.apostrophe B.anecdote C.cognate D.anachronism


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