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Analyze Word Choice: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.4 Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is an example of an illusion?

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This is a portion of the poem 'Mending Wall' by Robert Frost

Something there is that doesn't love a wall,

That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it,

And spills the upper boulders in the sun;

And makes gaps even two can pass abreast.

The work of hunters is another thing:

I have come after them and made repair

Where they have left not one stone on a stone,

But they would have the rabbit out of hiding,

To please the yelping dogs. The gaps I mean,

No one has seen them made or heard them made,

But at spring mending-time we find them there.

I let my neighbour know beyond the hill;

And on a day we meet to walk the line

And set the wall between us once again.

We keep the wall between us as we go.

Question 2 2. In Robert Frost's 'Mending Wall', what is the denotation of walking the line?

Question 3 3. How do we distinguish consonance from assonance?

Question 4 4. To England will I steal, and there I'll steal is an example of which literary device?

Question 5 5. Which of the following contains an example of an allusion?

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Question 6 6. You knew too true no blood bleeds blue employs which literary device?

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

Question 8 8.

Indicate the metaphor in the following passage:

I realized it was Creole who held them all back … Up there, keeping the beat with his whole body, wailing on the fiddle, with his eyes half closed, he was listening to everything, but he was listening to Sonny. He was having a dialogue with Sonny. He wanted Sonny to leave the shoreline and strike out for deep water. - excerpt from 'Sonny's Blues' by James Baldwin

Question 9 9. What is denotation?

Question 10 10. Her smile is as warm as a summer night is an example of a(n) _____.

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is NOT helpful in identifying mood and tone?

Question 12 12. How does a metaphor differ from a simile?

Question 13 13.

Which of the following best describes the tone of this passage:

He gritted his teeth and clenched his fist. He didn't think he could take the sound of the construction crew across the street anymore. The sounds of jackhammers and hammering were driving him insane.

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

Question 15 15. Thrilled me - filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before is an example of which literary device?

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Question 16 16. How do allusions differ from a direct reference to something?

Question 17 17. Which of the following statements about similes is FALSE?

Question 18 18. To the residents of Fort Lauderdale, which of the following would not be a connotation of the word 'Sistrunk'?

Question 19 19. What is tone?

Question 20 20. How do metaphors differ from similes?

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Question 21 21.

What is the mood of the following passage?

Nearly in tears, the proud father beamed as he handed his newborn daughter to his mother. The grandmother smiled wide and cradled the baby in her arms.

Question 22 22. What is mood?

Question 23 23. Which of the following is NOT a connotation associated with the word grave?

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Given Agassi's position and world-class quickness, Federer had to send that ball down a two-inch pipe of space in order to pass him, which he did, moving backwards, with no setup time and none of his weight behind the shot. It was impossible. It was like something out of The Matrix. I don't know what-all sounds were involved, but my spouse says she hurried in and there was popcorn all over the couch and I was down on one knee and my eyeballs looked like novelty-shop eyeballs.

Question 24 24. Spot the allusion in the attached passage from Federer as Religious Experience by David Foster Wallace.

Question 25 25. Writers use metaphors for all of the following reasons EXCEPT:

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Question 26 26. Which of the following sentences contains a mixed metaphor?

Question 27 27.

Tis some visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door--

Some late visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door;--

This is an example of which literary device?

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

Question 29 29. Which of the following BEST explains a metaphor?

Question 30 30. In 'Harry Potter', Professor Snape's first name, Severus, means serious, strict, and severe. The character of Professor Snape is also serious and strict. This is an example of which of the following?

Analyze Word Choice: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.4 Chapter Exam Instructions

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