HSAP Literary Terms JEOPARDY. Answer $10 Did you hear that?. This line from Poe’s “The Raven” contains an example of this sound device: “Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.”. Question $10. What is alliteration?. Answer $20 Did you hear that?.
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This line from Poe’s “The Raven” contains an example of this sound device: “Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.”
What is alliteration?
This is a word, phrase, line, or group of lines that is repeated, for effect, several times in a poem.
What is refrain?
“For we cannot help agreeing that no living human being/Ever yet was blessed with seeing bird above his chamber door….” Poe’s words “ever,” “yet,” and “blessed” are examples of this sound device.
What is assonance?
This is the repetition of vowel sounds in accented syllables and all succeeding syllables, such as “seeing” and “being.”
What is rhyme?
“Snap,” “crackle,” “pop,” “whisper,” and “boom” are examples of this sound device.
What is onomatopoeia?
I am an opponent who struggles against the hero of a story, such as Abigail Williams in THE CRUCIBLE.
Who is the antagonist?
I am an individual who changes in some important way as a result of a story’s action.
Who is a dynamic character?
I am the character who tells the story, as Nick Carraway in THE GREAT GATSBY.
Who is the narrator?
I am the central character in a story, the one who initiates or drives the action.
Who is the protagonist?
I am any individual in a story or play.
Who is a character?
This is a struggle between opposing forces in a story.
What is a conflict?
This is the term applied to the conclusion or resolution of a story—where everything is finally “unraveled.”
What is denouement?
This is the series of related events in a story or play.
What is plot?
This is the part of the plot in which the reader is given important background information on the characters, setting, and problems.
What is exposition?
At this point in a plot, readers experience the greatest intensity, suspense, or interest.
What is climax?
Dickinson’s line “Fame is a bee” is an example of this figure of speech.
What is metaphor?
In her lines “Because I could not stop for Death--/He kindly stopped for me--/” Miss Dickinson describes Death as a gentleman caller. She uses this device.
What is personification?
Poe uses this figure of speech when he writes “Helen, thy beauty is to me/Like those Nicean barks [ships] of yore….”
What is a simile?
Twain uses this type of exaggeration for humor when he writes in LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI: “Have I got to learn the shape of the river according to all these five hundred thousand different ways?”
What is hyperbole?
With this figurative language, someone or something stands for itself and something else, as Hawthorne’s use of light, which represents truth.
What is symbolism/a symbol?
This term applies to a writer’s attitude toward his subject, character, or reader.
What is tone?
This is the insight about human life that is revealed in a literary work, as the narrator’s warning in THE SCARLET LETTER to “Be true, be true, be true…!”
What is theme?
This is a general discrepancy between appearances and reality, as having a minister in THE SCARLET LETTER who is both adored by his congregation and guilty of adultery and hypocrisy.
What is irony?
This personal belief, attitude, or judgment prevents a person from being objective.
What is bias?
For this element, the major action of Fitzgerald’s novel THE GREAT GATSBY takes place on Long Island, New York, during the summer of 1922.
What is setting?