Literary Devices & Meaning Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is the third step readers must take to draw an inference?

Question 2 2. What is the first step readers must take to draw an inference?

Question 3 3. What is the second step readers must take to draw an inference?

Question 4 4. Which of the follow statements is true?

Question 5 5. ____ in fiction is a reasonable conclusion or judgment about some element of a story based on information given in the story and the reader's personal knowledge of how the world works.

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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. How does symbolism make writing stronger?

Question 8 8. Which of the following is NOT a symbol commonly used to represent the United States?

Question 9 9. What does the imagery in the poem Harlem by Langston Hughes symbolize?

Question 10 10. In Kate Chopin's novel The Awakening, a caged parrot and mockingbird, a pigeon house, and a broken-winged bird are all symbols representing _____.

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Question 11 11. Lyrics, odes, and epics are genres of which literary form?

Question 12 12. How is a literary form different from genre?

Question 13 13. Which literary form is written in ordinary, non-metrical language and communicates facts or opinions about reality?

Question 14 14. If you're experiencing a piece of fiction that's being performed on stage, joining monologues and dialogues by characters with stage directions, then what kind of fiction are you experiencing?

Question 15 15. Mysteries, fantasies, fairy tales, and romances are genres of which literary form?

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Question 16 16. What should you be able to do once you've finished interpreting a piece of literature?

Question 17 17. What should you NOT focus on when making connections to the text?

Question 18 18. What does it mean to interpret literature?

Question 19 19. When does the process of analyzing a text begin?

Question 20 20. How can the initial stages of analysis help you feel connected to a piece of literature?

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Question 21 21. Which is breaking down information into parts?

Question 22 22. Analysis should be what?

Question 23 23. What is point of view when responding to literature?

Question 24 24. What type of thinking is required to form a sound point of view?

Question 25 25. Which is putting information together and drawing conclusions?

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Question 26 26. Why do mystery writers use red herrings?

Question 27 27. 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 28 28. 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?

Question 29 29. What is the purpose of foreshadowing in literature?

Question 30 30. 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?

Literary Devices & Meaning Chapter Exam Instructions

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