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AP English: Rhetorical Devices Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. How do dramatic irony and situational irony differ?

Question 2 2. How do we distinguish consonance from assonance?

Question 3 3. Which of the following does NOT describe a theme?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is NOT a motif from Sense and Sensibility?

Question 5 5. It had not occurred to Lydgate that he had been a subject of eager meditation to Rosamond... that inward repetition of looks, words, and phrases, which makes a large part in the lives of most girls... But Rosamond had registered every look and word... What type of narration is this example from?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following terms might be another word for 'motif'?

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. How does a metaphor differ from a simile?

Question 9 9. 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?

Question 10 10. Why do mystery writers use red herrings?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is an example of apostrophe?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is an example of personification?

Question 13 13. Aristotle defines tragedy as all of these, EXCEPT:

Question 14 14. The tragedy in Romeo and Juliet is an example of _____.

Question 15 15. What is the purpose of foreshadowing in literature?

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Question 16 16. What does the imagery in the poem Harlem by Langston Hughes symbolize?

Question 17 17. In Kate Chopin's novel The Awakening, a caged parrot and mockingbird, a pigeon house, and a broken-winged bird are all symbols representing _____.

Question 18 18. Identify the example of metonymy in this sentence: While not essential to finding a great job, learning a different tongue can make you a much more attractive hire.

Question 19 19. Saying the opposite of what you mean is a type of understatement called _____.

Question 20 20. Which statement best describes what we can learn about themes from Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet'?

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Question 21 21. The play The Importance of Being Ernest is an example of _____.

Question 22 22. In John Bunyan's 'The Pilgrim's Progress' (1678), characters have names like Obstinate, Piety, Faithful and Hopeful as a way to _____.

Question 23 23. Which of the following statements about similes is FALSE?

Question 24 24. The sun was bright and the sky was clear. Joan jogged down the path with Rex at her side and smiled about last night's victory. The tone of this excerpt can be best described as _____.

Question 25 25. Which of the following statements about allegories is FALSE?

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Question 26 26. Third person narration can contain which of the following pronouns?

Question 27 27. Thrilled me - filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before is an example of which literary device?

Question 28 28. Which of the following sentences contains a mixed metaphor?

Question 29 29. The author's overall attitude toward a subject is called _____.

Question 30 30. 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?

AP English: Rhetorical Devices Chapter Exam Instructions

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