Literary Terms Jeopardy A C E-F M-O P-S Q $100 Q $100 Q $100 Q $100 Q $100 Q $200 Q $200 Q $200 Q $200 Q $200 Q $300 Q $300 Q $300 Q $300 Q $300 Q $400 Q $400 Q $400 Q $400 Q $400 Q $500 Q $500 Q $500 Q $500 Q $500 Honaker Literary Terms 2004 Final Jeopardy
$100 Question from A A major character who opposes the main character in a story or play. Example: The “bad guy” that we are against!
$100 Answer from A Antagonist
$200 Question from A The repetition of first consonants in a group of words. Example: “Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.”
$200 Answer from A Alliteration
$300 Question from A A reference to something or someone, often literary. Example: “May the force be with you.”
$300 Answer from A Allusion
$400 Question from A The overall feeling of a work, related to tone and mood. Example: In Science class you might be talking about layers of gases in the earth’s _____________.
$400 Answer from A Atmosphere
$500 Question from A A story in which the characters represent abstract qualities or ideas. Example: In westerns, the sheriff represents good, and the outlaw represents evil.
$500 Answer from A Allegory
$100 Question from C The means by which an author describes the appearance and personality of a person in a story or play. Example: The way an author describes the main ___________ is __________.
$100 Answer from C Characterization
$200 Question from C The point at which the action in a story or play reaches its emotional peak. Example: The most exciting part of the story.
$200 Answer from C Climax
$300 Question from C To explain how things are alike. Example: In Algebra, you can’t _________ apples to oranges or x’s to y’s.
$300 Answer from C Compare
$400 Question from C The elements that create a plot. This can be internal or external. Example: This can be a battle or a ________ inside a person or a __________ of man against nature.
$400 Answer from C Conflict
$500 Question from C To explain how things are different Example: The opposite of compare.
$500 Answer from C Contrast
$100 Question from E-F The point of view of a piece of writing in which the narrator refers to himself as “I.” Example: Not the third but the _______.
$100 Answer from E-F First Person Point of View
$200 Question from E-F A long poem narrating the adventures of a heroic figure. Example: The Odyssey
$200 Answer from E-F Epic
$300 Question from E-F A story that illustrates a moral, often using animals as the characters. Example: The Tortoise and the Hare
$300 Answer from E-F Fable
$400 Question from E-F A technique in which an author gives clues about something that will happen later in the story. Example: What usually happens after you hear the music in JAWS!
$400 Answer from E-F Foreshadowing
$500 Question from E-F Language that does not mean exactly what it says. Example: I am so mad steam is coming out of my ears!!! If it can’t happen then it usually is a __________ of speech.
$500 Answer from E-F Figurative Language
$100 Question from M-O The use of words that sound like what the mean. Example: Ping, Ring, Buzz,
$100 Answer from M-O Onomatopoeia
$200 Question from M-O A comparison that does NOT use “like” or “as.” Example: He’s a rock or I am an island.
$200 Answer from M-O Metaphor
$300 Question from M-O A long speech by one character in a play or story (that everyone is supposed to hear). Example: Johnny Carson, Jay Leno, and David Letterman do this on the Late Shows.
$300 Answer from M-O Monologue
$400 Question from M-O A legend that embodies the beliefs of people and offers some explanation for natural and social phenomena. Example:
$400 Answer from M-O Myth
$500 Question from M-O A phrase made up of two seemingly opposite words. Example: Cruel kindness or dumb smarts
$500 Answer from M-O Oxymoron
$100 Question from P-S To move about without a definite destination or purpose Example:Nemo off from his father and got lost.
$100 Answer from P-S Wandered
$200 Question from P-S To choose or be in the habit of choosing as more desirable or as having more value Example:Danieldaytime instead of night time.
$200 Answer from P-S Prefers
$300 Question from P-S Widely liked or appreciated Example: Brook Hagy is very in school.
$300 Answer from P-S Plot
$400 Question from P-S A comparison that uses “like” or “as.” Example: “I’m as hungry as a wolf.” “Her eyes are like the stars in the sky.”
$400 Answer from P-S Simile
$500 Question from P-S A question not meant to be answered. Example: “Why can’t you all just get along?”