termQuestion: What is Diction?
Ex:Some writers use "thy", "theme", and "wherefore" to incorporate a Shakespearean mood to their work
Answer: A word choice intended to convey a certain effect
Question: What is an Oxymoron?
Ex:Sometimes we cherish things of little value.
He possessed a cold fire in his eyes.
Answer: A form of paradox that combines a pair of opposite terms into a single unusual expression
Question: What is Syntax?
Ex:"The man drives the car."to"The car drives the man."
Answer: The arrangement of words and the order of grammatical elements in a sentence
Question: What is Metonymy?
Ex:The phrase "Washington D.C." is Metonymy for the U.S. government
Answer: A form of metaphor where the name of one thing is applied to another thing with which it is closely related to
Question: What is Synecdoche?
Ex: "Weary feet in the walk of life."
Answer: A form of metaphor where a part of something is used to signify the whole
definitionQuestion: The beginning of several consecutive or neighboring words with the same sound is known as?
Question: When the elements of a statement contradict each other, this is known as?
Question: When the words or phrases that describe one thing in terms of another, it is called?
Answer: Figures of speech
Question: What is it called when there is a direct juxtaposition of structurally parallel words, phrases, or clauses for the purpose of contrast?
Question: The use of words and phrases that imply strong sounds within the phrase is called?
exampleQuestion: Ex:Mozart-oh how your music makes me soar!
Definition:A break in the sentence that brings emotion and drama
Question: Example:The Muslim writers use the Koran while the Hindu writers use the Rig-Veda(religious book)
Hint:Literature based off of religion
Definition:The foreshadowing of events based on portions from the bible
"The greedy paddy cat,
Chased after the mice;
She got so round and fat,
But it tasted so nice."
Definition:A group of lines in a poem with a rhyme scheme
Question: Example:Faith is like a stony uphill climb:a single stumble might send you sprawling but belief and steadfastness will send you to the very top
Definition:Like symbolism, Allegory refers to a meaning that is demonstrated through an object or action as an example
Question: Example:"Here and there and everywhere" instead of "Here, there and everywhere"
Definition:The use of conjunctions or connecting words frequently to add a dramatic effect in the sentence
multiple choiceQuestion: What is Chiasmus?
A) a figure of speech where two phrases are related but parallel to each other
B) the name of one thing is applied to another thing with which it is closely related to
C) a word choice intended to convey a certain effect
Answer: A) a figure of speech where two phrases are related but parallel to each other
Ex:You can take the patriot out of the country but you cannot take the country out of the patriot
Question: What is Metonymy?
A) a scene that interrupts the action of a work to show a previous event
B) the framework or organization of a literary selection
C) the whole represents a part in the sentence
Answer: C) the whole represents a part in the sentence
Ex:The phrase "Washington D.C." is Metonymy for the government of the U.S. because of all the political things in washington
Question: What is Satire?
A) a character, action, or situation that is a prototype or pattern of human life
B)the practice of making fun of a human weakness or character flaw
C) the dictionary definition of a word
Answer: B) the practice of making fun of a human weakness or character flaw
Ex:The show Southpark has many jokes revolving around the flaws of society
Question: What is Aphorism?
A)a statement that is spoken as universally true even though it is an opinion
B) the man of one thing is applied to another thing with which it is closely related to
C) a pattern or strand of imagery or symbolism in a work of literature
Answer: A) a statement that is spoken as universally true even though it is an opinion
Ex:"Either shape up or ship out."
Question: What is Foil?
A) something represented as being much less than it actually is
B) the arrangement of words and the order of grammatical elements in a sentence
C)a character in the story who contrasts with the main character, usually to highlight one of their attributes
Answer: C)a character in the story who contrasts with the main character, usually to highlight one of their attributes
Ex: In Harry Potter, Albums Dumbledore is good and believes in the power of true love while Voldemort is bad and opposes love.