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Figurative Language in Literature Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. How do a soliloquy and an aside differ?

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

Question 3 3.

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 4 4. In a murder mystery, the main character loves the color red. She wears something red as part of her attire every day, and the story mentions items in her home decor that are also red. This character turns out to be the victim in this mystery. In literary terms, what does the inclusion of all the red items in this story represent?

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

Question 7 7. You go to the checkout counter, but all you find is a mannequin is an example of _____ narration.

Question 8 8. 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 9 9. 'No, it can't,' said the Queen. 'It's jam every other day: to-day isn't any other day, you know.' This quote is an example of a(n) _____.

Question 10 10. Which of the following sentences contains a mixed metaphor?

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Use this material to answer question #11

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

Question 12 12. Which of the following is NOT an element of good diction?

Question 13 13. 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 14 14. 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 15 15. Consider the following sentence: I was jolted back to life by electrocuting myself with a car battery. Other than the fact you would not want to try it, how is this thought best expressed using an active voice?

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Question 16 16. All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. This quote is an example of a(n) _____.

Question 17 17. Writers use metaphors for all of the following reasons EXCEPT:

Question 18 18. Which of the following is an example of personification?

Question 19 19. Why might an author use objective narration?

Question 20 20. Which of the following sentences has the BEST diction for achieving a light tone?

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Question 21 21. Her mother is a monster is an example of a(n) _____.

Question 22 22. 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 23 23. How do metaphors differ from similes?

Question 24 24. Stage directions do all of the following EXCEPT:

Question 25 25. 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?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following sentences has the best diction for achieving a serious tone? Select one.

Question 27 27. Why are epic similes sometimes called Homeric similes?

Question 28 28. That only the audience knows Louise's husband is not dead in The Story of an Hour is an example of _____.

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

Question 30 30. Which of the following statements about similes is FALSE?

Figurative Language in Literature Chapter Exam Instructions

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