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Elements of Literature Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. This quote is an example of a(n) _____.

Question 2 2. Why do mystery writers use red herrings?

Question 3 3. You knew too true no blood bleeds blue employs which literary device?

Question 4 4. What does the imagery in the poem Harlem by Langston Hughes symbolize?

Question 5 5. Jessica returns from a skiing vacation that ended with the ski chalet being destroyed in an avalanche. When she's asked how her vacation went, she replies, I've had more relaxing holidays. Which literary device is she using?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is an example of auditory imagery from the poem Metaphors by Sylvia Plath?

Question 7 7. Which of the following is an example of personification?

Question 8 8. Why are epic similes sometimes called Homeric similes?

Question 9 9. Saying the opposite of what you mean, sometimes for humorous effect, is an example of _____.

Question 10 10. Why are parables told?

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Question 11 11. In The Things They Carried, Tim O'Brien explains that soldiers use euphemisms like greased, offed, and lit up as a way to talk about _____.

Question 12 12. Thrilled me - filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before is an example of which literary device?

Question 13 13. 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) _____.

Question 14 14. Writers use metaphors for all of the following reasons EXCEPT:

Question 15 15. 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?

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Question 16 16. How do we distinguish consonance from assonance?

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

Question 18 18. How do dramatic irony and situational irony differ?

Question 19 19. The misleading use of a word or a string of words, often using alternate meanings is called a(n) _____.

Question 20 20. Which of the following is NOT a motif from Sense and Sensibility?

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Question 21 21. How does a metaphor differ from a simile?

Question 22 22. 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 23 23. How does symbolism make writing stronger?

Question 24 24. Why does the cathartic novel 'The Catcher in the Rye' by J.D. Salinger appeal to high school students?

Question 25 25. Which of the following is NOT an instance of synecdoche?

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Question 26 26. Her smile is as warm as a summer night is an example of a(n) _____.

Question 27 27. In The Story of an Hour, Louise's relief at learning that her husband has been killed in an accident is an example of _____.

Question 28 28. Which of the following BEST explains a metaphor?

Question 29 29. Shakespeare uses _____ in the plot of Romeo and Juliet when Juliet fakes her death to be with Romeo, but Romeo doesn't know this and kills himself.

Question 30 30. How do allusions differ from a direct reference to something?

Elements of Literature Chapter Exam Instructions

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