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Literary Terms for 12th Grade: Tutoring Solution Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Catharsis is when literature provides an emotional experience that results in a sense of _____.

Question 2 2. What style of writing was Shakespeare primarily known for?

Question 3 3. In a prose structure, what is the subtext?

Question 4 4. In John Bunyan's 'The Pilgrim's Progress' (1678), characters have names like Obstinate, Piety, Faithful and Hopeful as a way to _____.

Question 5 5. How do metaphors differ from similes?

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Question 6 6. 'Twinkle, twinkle, little star, / How I wonder what you are' is an example of _____.

Question 7 7. What is the purpose of foreshadowing in literature?

Question 8 8. Which of the following BEST explains a metaphor?

Question 9 9. The misleading use of a word or a string of words, often using alternate meanings is called a(n) _____.

Question 10 10. To England will I steal, and there I'll steal is an example of which literary device?

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Question 11 11. 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 12 12. '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) _____.

Question 13 13. Using double negatives in a sentence such as It's not unlikely that I will have chocolate for lunch is an example of _____.

Question 14 14. In what period did the novel really become the dominant literary form?

Question 15 15. 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 16 16. How does symbolism make writing stronger?

Question 17 17. Why do mystery writers use red herrings?

Question 18 18. Jessica returns from a skiing vacation that ended with the ski chalet being destroyed in an avalanche. When she's asked how her vacation went, she replies, I've had more relaxing holidays. Which literary device is she using?

Question 19 19. Romanticism was a literary movement that provided catharsis for _____.

Question 20 20. What is one of the primary interests of postmodern literary theory?

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Question 21 21. 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 22 22.

The following quote from 'Wuthering Heights' uses which literary device?

Linton's looks and movements were very languid, and his form extremely slight; but there was a grace in his manner that mitigated these defects, and rendered him not unpleasing.

Question 23 23. Which of the following sentences is an example of third person point of view?

Question 24 24. T.S. Eliot's 'The Waste Land' is a crucial example of which period?

Question 25 25. 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 26 26. Which of the following contains an example of an allusion?

Question 27 27. 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 28 28. Thrilled me - filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before is an example of which literary device?

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

Question 30 30. Which of the following is an example of an illusion?

Literary Terms for 12th Grade: Tutoring Solution Chapter Exam Instructions

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