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Literary Terms: Tutoring Solution Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The Pilgrim's Progress is an example of a(n) _____.

Question 2 2. 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 3 3. How can we distinguish fables from parables?

Question 4 4.

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 5 5. Which of the following sentences contains a mixed metaphor?

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Question 6 6. The misleading use of a word or a string of words, often using alternate meanings is called a(n) _____.

Question 7 7. In a murder mystery, the main character loves the color red. She wears something red as part of her attire every day, and the story mentions items in her home decor that are also red. This character turns out to be the victim in this mystery. In literary terms, what does the inclusion of all the red items in this story represent?

Question 8 8. Which of the following is an example of personification?

Question 9 9. First person point of view narration can reference the subject with which of the following pronouns?

Question 10 10. Which of the following sentences is an example of first person point of view?

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Question 11 11. How does a metaphor differ from a simile?

Question 12 12. What is the purpose of foreshadowing in literature?

Question 13 13. The plays 'Oedipus the King' and 'Romeo and Juliet' are examples of catharsis through _____.

Question 14 14.

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

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Question 16 16. Why do people use euphemisms?

Question 17 17. To England will I steal, and there I'll steal is an example of which literary device?

Question 18 18. 'Twinkle, twinkle, little star, / How I wonder what you are' is an example of _____.

Question 19 19. Her smile is as warm as a summer night is an example of a(n) _____.

Question 20 20. How does symbolism make writing stronger?

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Question 21 21. How do we distinguish understatement from exaggeration?

Question 22 22. 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 23 23. 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 24 24. Romanticism was a literary movement that provided catharsis for _____.

Question 25 25. Which of the following is an example of auditory imagery from the poem Metaphors by Sylvia Plath?

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Question 26 26. Why do mystery writers use red herrings?

Question 27 27. Why are epic similes sometimes called Homeric similes?

Question 28 28. Which of the following does NOT describe a theme?

Question 29 29. 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 30 30. In The Story of an Hour, Louise's relief at learning that her husband has been killed in an accident is an example of _____.

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