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Literary Structure Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1.

He was a steam engine, chugging down the field towards the end zone.

This line is an example of which type of figurative language?

Question 2 2. If someone says that their new phone is 'the best thing since sliced bread,' they're using which type of figurative language?

Question 3 3. The exposition is best described by which of the following?

Question 4 4. The climax can be best described as which of the following?

Question 5 5. Which of the following choices does NOT help the reader discover the theme of a poem?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is a true statement about interpreting theme?

Question 7 7. How do the anapests in 'Sea Fever' affect the reader of the poem?

Question 8 8. In 'Wild Nights!' how does Emily Dickinson grab the reader's attention in the opening lines?

Question 9 9. Which of the following types of poetry arranges the words into a visual that adds to the meaning of the poem?

Question 10 10. Which of the following best describes an acrostic poem?

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Question 11 11. Which literary form is written in ordinary, non-metrical language and communicates facts or opinions about reality?

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

Question 13 13. Which of the following is NOT part of the plot structure?

Question 14 14. Stage directions do all of the following EXCEPT:

Question 15 15. A short story's plot is made up of _____.

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Question 16 16. The theme of a short story is _____.

Question 17 17. What is poetic meaning?

Question 18 18. Which of the following is an element that contributes to a poem's content?

Question 19 19. The word genre comes from the French, meaning:

Question 20 20. Which genre uses figurative language?

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Question 21 21. In what two types of imagery are you most likely to find a metaphor?

Question 22 22. Imagery in poetry appeals to the following senses:

Question 23 23. Imagery, metaphor, and similes are examples of _____.

Question 24 24. Which of the following elements of poetry are ideal for discussing poetry as song?

Question 25 25. What is the acoustic relationship between the words 'slight' and 'split'?

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Question 26 26. Which term refers to words that have a pleasing sound?

Question 27 27.

In 'A Red Red Rose' by Robert Burns, what device appears twice in the opening four lines?

My love is like a red, red rose

That's newly sprung in June :

My love is like the melody

That's sweetly played in tune.

Question 28 28. It's not enough to identify metaphors and similes in poetry. AP students should be prepared to do what as well?

Question 29 29.

The poem 'The Base Stealer' by Robert Francis begins with these lines:

Poised between going on and back, pulled

Both ways taut like a tightrope-walker,

Fingertips pointing the opposites,

Now bouncing tiptoe like a dropped ball

In just four lines there are two examples of which of the following terms

Question 30 30. The falling action can be described as which of the following?

Literary Structure Chapter Exam Instructions

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