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Literary Terms

written by: racemommy
 
How well did you pay attention in English class? Test your memory with this quiz on basic literary terms.

Question 1:


This is an imaginative comparison between two subjects that are seemingly unrelated.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
onomatopoeia
metaphor
irony
euphony

Question 2:


This literary terms refers to a contrast between expectation and reality or discordance between acts and results.
irony
idiom
conflict
climax

Question 3:


This is the repetition of consonant sounds in words that are close together.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
onomatopoeia
alliteration
allusion
motif

Question 4:


This is an exaggerated, far-fetched story that is obviously untrue, but is told as though it should be believed.
aporia
tall tale
metaphor
idiom

Question 5:


This is the point in a story that creates the greatest suspense or interest.
inversion
climax
conflict
resolution

Question 6:


This is a comparison between two unlike things, using a word such as "like", "as", "than", or "resembles".  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
metaphor
symbol
simile
stanza

Question 7:


This is the use of words whose sounds imitate or suggest their meaning.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
allusion
assonance
meter
onomatopoeia

Question 8:


This is a repeated sound, word, phrase, line or groups of lines.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
plot
climax
refrain
dialect

Question 9:


This is the attitude writers take toward their subject, characters, and audience.
tone
theme
diction
dialect

Question 10:


This is the use of clues or hints to suggest events that will occur later in the plot.
foreshadowing
connotation
flashback
exposition

 


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