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1 Literary Terms Review Literary Terms Review Vickie C. Ball, Harlan High School

2 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 2Vickie C. Ball, Harlan High School

3 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 3Vickie C. Ball, Harlan High School

4 3. The reference to Aesop’s fable is a/an ____. A. apostrophe B. ellipses C. allegory D. allusion 4Vickie C. Ball, Harlan High School

5 4. "If you weren't so stupid you would have no problem seeing my point of view." A.asyndeton B.ad hominem argument C. chronological order D. chiasmus 5Vickie C. Ball, Harlan High School

6 5. The statement that all mid- Easterners are terrorists is an example of _______. A. generalization B. figurative language C. allegory D. allusion 6Vickie C. Ball, Harlan High School

7 6. Substituting “deferred success” for “failure” is called a/an _____. A. euphemism B. homily C. anaphora D. consonance 7Vickie C. Ball, Harlan High School

8 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 8Vickie C. Ball, Harlan High School

9 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 9Vickie C. Ball, Harlan High School

10 9. The preacher gave a moving __________ this morning. A.euphemism B.homily C. generalization D. apostrophe 10Vickie C. Ball, Harlan High School

11 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 11Vickie C. Ball, Harlan High School

12 11. The hula dancer placed in context of the civilization of Sumer illustrates a/an _____. A. chronological order B. connotation C. anachronism D. aphorism 12Vickie C. Ball, Harlan High School

13 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 13Vickie C. Ball, Harlan High School

14 A. literal language B. figurative language C. abstract language D. concrete language 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. 14Vickie C. Ball, Harlan High School

15 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 15Vickie C. Ball, Harlan High School

16 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 16Vickie C. Ball, Harlan High School

17 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 17Vickie C. Ball, Harlan High School

18 *The 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 18Vickie C. Ball, Harlan High School

19 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 19Vickie C. Ball, Harlan High School

20 19. The following sentence exhibits ________. Gertie's great-grandma grew aghast at Gertie's grammar. A. consonance B. diction C. chiasmus D. alliteration 20Vickie C. Ball, Harlan High School

21 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 21Vickie C. Ball, Harlan High School

22 21. “One should eat to live—not live to eat” is an example of __________. A. conceit B. homily C. chiasmus D. alliteration 22Vickie C. Ball, Harlan High School

23 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 23Vickie C. Ball, Harlan High School

24 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? 24Vickie C. Ball, Harlan High School

25 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 25Vickie C. Ball, Harlan High School

26 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 26Vickie C. Ball, Harlan High School

27 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 27Vickie C. Ball, Harlan High School

28 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 D A 28Vickie C. Ball, Harlan High School

29 29. Stroke and luck provide examples of ________. A.assonance B.consonance C.alliteration D.concrete language 29Vickie C. Ball, Harlan High School

30 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 30Vickie C. Ball, Harlan High School

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