Literary Terms for 11th Grade: Homework Help Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. How do allusions differ from a direct reference to something?

Question 2 2. 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 3 3. Which of the following statements about similes is FALSE?

Question 4 4. Why might an author use objective narration?

Question 5 5. It had not occurred to Lydgate that he had been a subject of eager meditation to Rosamond... that inward repetition of looks, words, and phrases, which makes a large part in the lives of most girls... But Rosamond had registered every look and word... What type of narration is this example from?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is NOT an example of personification?

Question 7 7. 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 8 8. 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?

Question 9 9. Romanticism was a literary movement that provided catharsis for _____.

Question 10 10. Which of the following is an example of the literary device called apostrophe?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following terms might be another word for 'motif'?

Question 12 12. How do metaphors differ from similes?

Question 13 13. Third person narration can contain which of the following pronouns?

Question 14 14. The misleading use of a word or a string of words, often using alternate meanings is called a(n) _____.

Question 15 15. 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 _____.

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Question 16 16. First person point of view narration can reference the subject with which of the following pronouns?

Question 17 17. Thrilled me - filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before is an example of which literary device?

Question 18 18.

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

Question 20 20. It's really ironical, because I'm six foot two and a half and I have gray hair. I really do. The one side of my head - the right side - is full of millions of gray hairs. I've had them ever since I was a kid. This quote from 'The Catcher in the Rye' is an example of what kind of narration?

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Question 21 21. Aristotle defines tragedy as all of these, EXCEPT:

Question 22 22. In John Bunyan's 'The Pilgrim's Progress' (1678), characters have names like Obstinate, Piety, Faithful and Hopeful as a way to _____.

Question 23 23. Why does the cathartic novel 'The Catcher in the Rye' by J.D. Salinger appeal to high school students?

Question 24 24. To England will I steal, and there I'll steal is an example of which literary device?

Question 25 25. Which statement best describes what we can learn about themes from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet?

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Question 26 26. The plays 'Oedipus the King' and 'Romeo and Juliet' are examples of catharsis through _____.

Question 27 27. Harry caught sight of Seamus's eye and Seamus winked. This quote from 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' is an example of what kind of narration?

Question 28 28. Why do mystery writers use red herrings?

Question 29 29. You go to the checkout counter, but all you find is a mannequin is an example of _____ narration.

Question 30 30. Why do people use euphemisms?

Literary Terms for 11th Grade: Homework Help Chapter Exam Instructions

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