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Question 1 1. Why are epic similes sometimes called Homeric similes?
Question 2 2. How do we distinguish consonance from assonance?
Question 3 3. Writers use metaphors for all of the following reasons EXCEPT:
Question 4 4. Which of the following is NOT a symbol commonly used to represent the United States?
Question 5 5. The Pilgrim's Progress is an example of a(n) _____.
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 6 6. Spot the allusion in the attached passage from Verses upon the burning of our House by Anne Bradstreet.
Question 7 7. Why does the cathartic novel 'The Catcher in the Rye' by J.D. Salinger appeal to high school students?
Question 8 8. Thrilled me - filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before is an example of which literary device?
Question 9 9. Which of the following is an example of personification?
Question 10 10. 'Twinkle, twinkle, little star, / How I wonder what you are' is an example of _____.
The following quote from 'Wuthering Heights' uses which literary device?
Linton's looks and movements were very languid, and his form extremely slight; but there was a grace in his manner that mitigated these defects, and rendered him not unpleasing.
Question 12 12. Identify the synecdoche in this sentence: There were going to be 20 heads at the dinner table that evening.
Question 13 13. Which of the following is an example of the literary device called apostrophe?
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.