Literary Terms for 11th Grade: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is the purpose of foreshadowing in literature?

Question 2 2. The misleading use of a word or a string of words, often using alternate meanings is called a(n) _____.

Question 3 3. Why might an author use objective narration?

Question 4 4. To England will I steal, and there I'll steal is an example of which literary device?

Question 5 5. 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 6 6. Identify the example of metonymy in this sentence: While not essential to finding a great job, learning a different tongue can make you a much more attractive hire.

Question 7 7. Which of the following Shakespearean lines does NOT employ a euphemism?

Question 8 8. Saying the opposite of what you mean is a type of understatement called _____.

Question 9 9. You knew too true no blood bleeds blue employs which literary device?

Question 10 10. Aristotle defines tragedy as all of these, EXCEPT:

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Question 11 11. Catharsis is when literature provides an emotional experience that results in a sense of _____.

Question 12 12. Why are writers discouraged from using cliches?

Question 13 13. Which of the following is NOT an instance of synecdoche?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is NOT a euphemism for a bathroom?

Question 15 15. '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 16 16. How can we distinguish fables from parables?

Question 17 17. Which of the following is an example of an illusion?

Question 18 18. In The Great Gatsby, when Nick Carraway says, 'I lived at West Egg, the - well, the least fashionable of the two,' Nick is using a euphemism instead of talking directly about _____.

Question 19 19. Which of the following contains an example of an allusion?

Question 20 20. That only the audience knows Louise's husband is not dead in The Story of an Hour is an example of _____.

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

Question 23 23.

Tis some visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door--

Some late visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door;--

This is an example of which literary device?

Use this material to answer question #24

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

Question 25 25. Which of the following is an example of the literary device called apostrophe?

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Question 26 26. Third person narration can contain which of the following pronouns?

Question 27 27. Which of the following sentences is an example of third person point of view?

Question 28 28. Which of the following terms might be another word for 'motif'?

Question 29 29. Which of the following is NOT a motif from Sense and Sensibility?

Question 30 30. How do metaphors differ from similes?

Literary Terms for 11th Grade: Help and Review Chapter Exam Instructions

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