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Figurative Language in Literature: Tutoring Solution Chapter Exam

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Raise up thy thoughts above the sky/That dunghill mists away may fly./Thou hast a house on high erect/Fram'd by that mighty Architect,/With glory richly furnished/Stands permanent, though this be fled.

Question 1 1. Spot the allusion in the attached passage from Verses upon the burning of our House by Anne Bradstreet.

Question 2 2. 'Twinkle, twinkle, little star, / How I wonder what you are' is an example of _____.

Question 3 3. In a book you are reading, a new character is introduced. On the day of her arrival, a bad storm threatens the town. Later in the story, this character causes a lot of trouble. What literary device is being used in this story?

Question 4 4. The tragedy in Romeo and Juliet is an example of _____.

Question 5 5. Having difficulty getting a job because you don't have work experience, but not being able to get work experience without a previous job is an example of a(n) _____.

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Question 6 6. What changes, if any, should be made to the following sentence to make it active voice? The winning home run was hit by the worst player on the team.

Question 7 7. All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. This quote is an example of a(n) _____.

Question 8 8. What changes, if any, should be made to the following sentence to make it active voice? If you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it.

Question 9 9. How do metaphors differ from similes?

Question 10 10. Why are writers discouraged from using cliches?

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Question 11 11. Writers use metaphors for all of the following reasons EXCEPT:

Question 12 12. Why do mystery writers use red herrings?

Question 13 13. Which of the following is NOT an element of good diction.

Question 14 14. Her mother is a monster is an example of a(n) _____.

Question 15 15. A story begins at a wedding with a bride (Marie) and groom (Tony) saying their vows. After they say, ''I do,'' the account flashes back to a boy named Tony meeting a girl named Marie on the first day of kindergarten. The narrative proceeds from there. What literary device is being used in this story?

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Question 16 16.

If the following sentence is passive, make it active by choosing the most fitting answer below. If it's active, choose 'No change.'

The terrorist cell will be handled by Mr. Bond.

Question 17 17. How does a metaphor differ from a simile?

Question 18 18. It's really ironical, because I'm six foot two and a half and I have gray hair. I really do. The one side of my head - the right side - is full of millions of gray hairs. I've had them ever since I was a kid. This quote from 'The Catcher in the Rye' is an example of what kind of narration?

Question 19 19. Her smile is as warm as a summer night is an example of a(n) _____.

Question 20 20. Which of the following is NOT an example of personification?

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Question 21 21. In John Bunyan's 'The Pilgrim's Progress' (1678), characters have names like Obstinate, Piety, Faithful and Hopeful as a way to _____.

Question 22 22. Why might an author use objective narration?

Question 23 23. Which of the following sentences has the best diction for achieving a serious tone? Select one.

Question 24 24.

How would you best describe the tone of the sentence that follows?

When she smiled, the room lit up, and everyone was merry; when she scowled, everyone ran for the corners.

Question 25 25. Saying the opposite of what you mean, sometimes for humorous effect, is an example of _____.

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Question 26 26. How do dramatic irony and situational irony differ?

Question 27 27. The misleading use of a word or a string of words, often using alternate meanings is called a(n) _____.

Question 28 28. Why are epic similes sometimes called Homeric similes?

Question 29 29. Harry caught sight of Seamus's eye and Seamus winked. This quote from 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' is an example of what kind of narration?

Question 30 30. How do allusions differ from other references?

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