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Question 1 1. 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.

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Raise up thy thoughts above the sky/That dunghill mists away may fly./Thou hast a house on high erect/Fram'd by that mighty Architect,/With glory richly furnished/Stands permanent, though this be fled.

Question 2 2. Spot the allusion in the attached passage from Verses upon the burning of our House by Anne Bradstreet.

Question 3 3. Why are parables told?

Question 4 4.

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 5 5. 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?

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Question 6 6. Writers use metaphors for all of the following reasons EXCEPT:

Question 7 7. Which of the following sentences is an example of second person point of view?

Question 8 8. What is the purpose of foreshadowing in literature?

Question 9 9. How do allusions differ from a direct reference to something?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is an example of auditory imagery from the poem Metaphors by Sylvia Plath?

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Question 11 11. To England will I steal, and there I'll steal is an example of which literary device?

Question 12 12. Why are epic similes sometimes called Homeric similes?

Question 13 13. 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?

Question 14 14. Using double negatives in a sentence such as It's not unlikely that I will have chocolate for lunch is an example of _____.

Question 15 15. Which of the following is an example of an illusion?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following sentences is an example of third person point of view?

Question 17 17. 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?

Question 18 18. 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 19 19.

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 20 20. 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?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following Shakespearean lines does NOT employ a euphemism?

Question 22 22. Her mother is a monster is an example of a(n) _____.

Question 23 23. 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 24 24. Third person narration can contain which of the following pronouns?

Question 25 25. How are fables and parables similar?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is NOT an instance of synecdoche?

Question 27 27. 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?

Question 28 28. How can we distinguish fables from parables?

Question 29 29. Why are writers discouraged from using cliches?

Question 30 30. Which of the following terms might be another word for 'motif'?

Literary Terms: Help and Review Chapter Exam Instructions

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