Style in Fiction: Dialect & Figures of Speech


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What is style?

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1. Which of the following refers to selecting one word over another?

2. Which of the following refers to appealing to the reader's senses through descriptive language?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of the functions of style in fiction writing or how writers control words to create styles of writing. The quiz questions will ask you to define style and identify the term used for selection of one word over another.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will ask you to identify the terms for the following:

  • Appealing to a reader's senses through descriptive language
  • Using the words 'like' or 'as' to make a comparison between dissimilar things
  • Representing an abstract idea with a concrete object, event, or character

Skills Practiced

These assessments allow students to test their knowledge by using the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as style
  • Information recall - access your knowledge about making comparisons of dissimilar things by using 'like' or 'as'
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about appealing to a readers senses

Additional Learning

To learn more about the function of style in fiction writing, review the accompanying lesson, Style in Fiction: Dialect & Figures of Speech. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define syntax
  • Identify an example of an allegory
  • Differentiate between dialogue and dialect