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Literary Devices & Syntax Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of these topic sentences would you find in a persuasive writing piece?

Question 2 2. Which of these is an example of persuasive writing?

Question 3 3. What is the best definition for persuasive writing?

Question 4 4. In the Miranda Lambert song, 'The House that Built Me,' what type of figurative language is in the title?

Question 5 5. What is a comparison between two things that allows the readers to think of things in a new way?

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Question 6 6.

In One Direction's song, 'Story of My Life,' there are the following lyrics:

'I drive all night

To keep her warm and time

Is frozen'

The part where it says, 'time is frozen,' what type of figurative language is it?

Question 7 7. Using an object, person, animal, or even a color or sound to represent an idea or quality is called _____.

Question 8 8. Which one of the following in not a quality of an abstract poem?

Question 9 9. How is an abstract poem like describing a dream?

Question 10 10. An independent clause:

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is a correct example of joining two independent clauses?

Question 12 12. How can you identify a relative clause?

Question 13 13. _____ is when the outcome is the opposite of what is expected.

Question 14 14. In the movie Mulan, Mulan decides to take her father's place in the army and dresses up as a man. The audience know that she is really a woman, but the men she is serving with are clueless. Which type of irony is this an example of?

Question 15 15. Ben woke up with a runny nose, fever and headache. His brother Tommy looked at him and said, 'Are you ok?' Ben answered, 'Oh yeah, I'm just great!' Which type of irony is this an example of?

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Question 16 16. What is NOT a signal word for cause and effect in a scientific text?

Question 17 17. What is a possible cause of a sunburn?

Question 18 18. What is a possible effect of coughing on someone else?

Question 19 19. Which of the following sentences does NOT contain a verb phrase?

Question 20 20. Which of the following sentences does NOT start with a noun phrase?

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Question 21 21. What do we call two or more words that relate to each other?

Question 22 22. How might a writer use personification when talking about a flag?

Question 23 23. Why do writers use personification?

Question 24 24. What do you think 'an angry thunderstorm' means?

Question 25 25. Which sentence structure shows a compound sentence?

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Question 26 26. Identify the structure of this sentence: 'Billy went to the store and got a new baseball glove.'

Question 27 27. Which sentence structure shows a complex sentence?

Question 28 28. What does persuasive writing NOT need?

Question 29 29.

In the Taylor Swift song, 'Enchanted,' what type of figurative language is the following quote:

'Your eyes whispered 'have we met?'

Question 30 30. Why might you want to read an abstract poem more than once?

Literary Devices & Syntax Chapter Exam Instructions

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