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Literary Terms Review. You've just finished the hardest workout of your entire life, you're moments away from dropping dead from exhaustion, and a friend comes by and sees you sweaty, huffing and puffing, and says, "Tired?" and you answer, "Just a little.” A. This is a hyperbole

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  • You've just finished the hardest workout of your entire life, you're moments away from dropping dead from exhaustion, and a friend comes by and sees you sweaty, huffing and puffing, and says, "Tired?" and you answer, "Just a little.”

    • A. This is a hyperbole

    • B. This is an understatement

    • C. This is situational irony

    • This is a metaphor


  • The witches in the opening scene of Shakespeare's life, you're moments away from dropping dead from exhaustion, and a friend comes by and sees you sweaty, huffing and puffing, and says, "Tired?" and you answer, "Just a little.”Macbeth __________________ the evil events that will follow.

    • A. Personify

    • B. Symbolize

    • C. Narrate

    • D. Foreshadow


  • Read the following excerpt and determine what literary device is mostly represented

  • I sat slowly on the swing as he came up and pushed me back and forth. We laughed and told jokes while watching the little children running around. I remembered my childhood, when it used to be my dad pushing me, when it used to be me running uncontrollably. But now I was grown up, swinging on a swing, my husband pushing me, and my children running without reason.

    • A. Foreshadowing C. Flashback

    • B. Pun D. Personification




  • Mother comes into the TV room and discovers her 11-year-old watching South Park instead of doing his homework, as he was set to a dozen minutes ago. Pointing to the screen she says, "Don't let me tempt you from your duties, kiddo, but when you're finished with your serious studies there, maybe we could take some time out for recreation and do a little math.

  • Dad is finally out of patience with picking up after his son, who can't seem to be trained to put his dirty clothes in the hamper instead of letting them drop wherever he happens to be when he takes them off. "Would Milord please let me know when it pleases him to have his humble servant pick up after him?”

  • These are both examples of:

  • A. Dramatic Irony

  • B. Situational Irony

  • C. Verbal Irony

  • D. Foreshadowing


  • In Romeo and Juliet, Juliet is seen taking a potion that temporary makes her appear dead. Later Romeo finds her and kills himself because he believes her to be dead. Finally at the end of the play, Juliet discovers that Romeo has killed himself and takes her own life.

  • This is an example of

  • A. Foreshadowing C. Tone

  • B. Refrain D. Dramatic Irony



  • Then this ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling, 
By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore, 
"Though thy crest be shorn and shaven, thou," I said, "art sure no craven. 
Ghastly grim and ancient raven wandering from the Nightly shore 
Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night's Plutonian shore!" 
Quoth the raven, "Nevermore." 

Much I marveled this ungainly fowl to hear discourse so plainly, 
Though its answer little meaning little relevancy bore; 
For we cannot help agreeing that no living human being 
Ever yet was blessed with seeing bird above his chamber door 
Bird or beast above the sculptured bust above his chamber door, 
With such name as "Nevermore." 

But the raven, sitting lonely on the placid bust, spoke only 
That one word, as if his soul in that one word he did outpour. 
Nothing further then he uttered not a feather then he fluttered 
Till I scarcely more than muttered "Other friends have flown before 
On the morrow will he leave me, as my hopes have flown before." 
Then the bird said, "Nevermore."

  • The use of the word “nevermore” at the end of each stanza is an example of:

  • A. Repetition B. Refrain

  • C. Personification D. Understatement


  • Nobody goes to that restaurant, it's too crowded. If you get this message, call me; if you don't, then don't worry about it. If a person says about himself that he always lies, is that that the truth or a lie???

    • The above sentences are all examples of:

    • A. Onomatopoeias

    • B. Similes

    • C. Understatements

    • D. Paradoxes


  • Knock-knock Who's this message, call me; if you don't, then don't worry about it. If a person says about himself that he always lies, is that that the truth or a lie???there?
Boo
Boowho?
Don't cry, I was only joking

  • This is an example of

    • A. A flashback

    • B. A hyperbole

    • C. Irony

    • D. An onomatopoeia



  • "The rain falls like the rays of morning tiptoed through the meadow” are both examples of...sun,
rising upon the mountains.”

  • The above quote is an example of

    • A. a simile

    • B. a metaphor

    • C. depressed tone

    • D. personification


Hear the sledges with the bells -Silver bells! rays of morning tiptoed through the meadow” are both examples of...

What a world of merriment their melody foretells!

How they tinkle, tinkle, tinkle,

In the icy air of night!

While the stars that oversprinkle

All the heavens seem to twinkle

With a crystalline delight;

Keeping time, time, time,

In a sort of Runic rhyme,

To the tintinnabulation that so musically wells

From the bells, bells, bells, bells,

Bells, bells, bells –

From the jingling and the tinkling of the bells

  • In Edgar Allen Poe’s poem “The Bells,” The author sees multiple examples of

  • A. Repetition C. Tone

  • B. Simile D. Understatement


  • Part I: Read the following quotations from literature, and decide on the best tone word in the set of options.

  • “I shall throw you on a black ship and send you to the mainland, To King Echetos, destroyer of all mortal men, Who will cut off your nostrils with a sharp bronze sword; He will tear of your private parts and give them to the dogs to eat raw.”--Homer, The Odyssey

  • A) Threatening B) Amused C) Proud

  • D) Unsatisfied


  • “There were always children there, and I spent all my time with the children, only with the children. They were the children of the village where I lived, a whole gang of them who went to the local school. I was simply with them mostly, and I spent all my four years like that. I did not want anything else.”--Dostoyevsky, The Idiot

  • How does the speaker feel about/toward the subject?

  • A) Amused B) Reflective

  • C) Reverent D) Remorseful


  • The color with the children, only with the children. They were the children of the village where I lived, a whole gang of them who went to the local school. I was simply with them mostly, and I spent all my four years like that. I did not want anything else.”--Dostoyevsky, red for 'warning', 'desire, sin, guilt, pain, passion, and blood. These are all examples of:

    • A. Understatements

    • B. Similes

    • C. Symbolism

    • D. Foreshadowing



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