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Figurative Language & Nuance: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.11-12.5 Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. That only the audience knows Louise's husband is not dead in The Story of an Hour is an example of _____.

Question 2 2. How do synecdoche and metonymy differ?

Question 3 3. Which of the following BEST explains a metaphor?

Question 4 4. Writers use metaphors for all of the following reasons EXCEPT:

Question 5 5. Which of the following Shakespearean lines does NOT employ a euphemism?

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Question 6 6. How do metaphors differ from similes?

Question 7 7. Which of the following is NOT a euphemism for a bathroom?

Question 8 8. Which of the following sentences contains a mixed metaphor?

Question 9 9. 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 10 10. Why are epic similes sometimes called Homeric similes?

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Use this material to answer question #11

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

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

Question 13 13. Identify the synecdoche in this sentence: There were going to be 20 heads at the dinner table that evening.

Question 14 14. How do allusions differ from other references?

Question 15 15. How do dramatic irony and situational irony differ?

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Question 16 16.

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

Question 18 18. Saying the opposite of what you mean, sometimes for humorous effect, is an example of _____.

Question 19 19. Why are writers discouraged from using cliches?

Question 20 20. Why do people use euphemisms?

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Question 21 21. 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 22 22. Which of the following is an example of an illusion?

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

Question 24 24. All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. This quote is an example of a(n) _____.

Question 25 25. '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) _____.

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Question 26 26. The tragedy in Romeo and Juliet is an example of _____.

Question 27 27. Identify the synecdoche or metonym in this sentence: While the suits in Congress debate and Wall Street asks for another bailout, America waits for good news.

Question 28 28. Which of the following contains an example of an allusion?

Question 29 29. 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 30 30. Her mother is a monster is an example of a(n) _____.

Figurative Language & Nuance: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.11-12.5 Chapter Exam Instructions

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