Test Answers on Literature Devices Flashcards

SAT Essay – Literary Devices

Allusion A reference to a well-known person, place, event, literary work, or work of art Anecdote A brief story that illustrates or makes a point Testimony Information taken from experts or expert documentation to support written or spoken communication. Statistics Data that provides information about something Rhetorical Questions Asking an obvious question of your audience […]

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Literary Devices- The Fault in the stars by Satkar

question Rhetorical Question answer Quote from text – “Why did the cast rotate?” Explanation – This is a rhetorical question because Hazel asked this question to Isaac and she asked this question without wanting the answer. The answer was obvious but, she asked this question to make a point and to have an effect in […]

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examples of literary devices

question Hyperbole The use of hyperbole can: Emphasise for amusing effect. Make ordinary human feelings sound extraordinary Catch the reader’s attention answer My grandmother is as old as the hills. Your suitcase weighs a ton! She is as heavy as an elephant! I am dying of shame. I am trying to solve a million issues […]

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Literary Devices Test

question Tone answer – The stated or implied attitude toward a subject – Specific words or phrases help us determine the tone of a piece – the tone can be positive, negative, humorous, ironic, etc. – In literature, tone is the attitude or approach that the author takes toward the work’s central theme or subject. […]

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Rhetoric Literary Devices

question Colloquialism answer A word or phrase used in everyday relaxed speech, not in formal writing question Elegy answer A poem of serious reflection, typically a lament for the dead question Epistolary answer Of or associated with letters or the writing of letters question Epitaph answer A brief literary piece commemorating a deceased person question […]

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Literary Devices

question Allegory answer Using character/story elements symbolically to represent an abstraction in addition to the literal meaning. Usually deals with moral truth or a generalization about human existence. question Alliteration answer The repetition of sounds, especially initial consonant sounds in two or more neighboring words (as in “she sells sea shells”). The repetition can reinforce […]

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When In Disgrace With Fortune And Men’s Eyes Literary Devices

question Analogy answer An analogy is a literary device that helps to establish a relationship based on similarities between two concepts or ideas. By using an analogy we can convey a new idea by using the blueprint of an old one as a basis for understanding. With a mental linkage between the two, one can […]

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Literary Devices In Porphyria’s Lover

question alliteration answer used for poetic effect, a repetition of the initial sounds of several words in a group example: O Wild West Wind question allusion answer A brief reference to a person, place, thing, event, or idea in history or literature; a kind of shorthand whereby the recalling of something outside the work supplies […]

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Literary Devices in Our Town

question Allegory answer Story in which characters/events are symbols that stand for situations. Ex: Our Town: Life’s cycle; Life is just one long day. Play begins at crack of dawn (1st Act: Daily Life), Develops around Mid-Day (2nd Act: Love and Marriage), and ends in the evening (3rd Act: Death). question Dialect answer A different […]

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50 Literary Devices (Definitions)

question alliteration answer the repetition of the first sound in words Alice’s aunt ate apples and acorns around August. Better butter makes a batter better. question allusion answer a reference to something literary, mythological, or historical that the author assumes the reader will recognize “When she lost her job, she acted like a Scrooge, and […]

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The Minister’s Black Veil Literary Devices

question Metaphor answer figure of speech that makes a comparison between two seemingly unlike things question Simile answer a figure of speech that uses like or as to compare seemingly unlike things question Personification answer a figure of speech in which an animal, object, a force of nature, or an idea is given human characteristics. […]

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Literary Devices and Short Story Terms

question Allusion answer A reference (either implied or stated) to mythology, the Bible, literature, music, or history that reinforces a point in the current work — by relying on the reader’s familiarity with the alluded-to work. question What does SMOOPHA stand for? answer Simile, Metaphor, Oxymoron, Onomatopoeia, Personification, Hyperbole, and Alliteration question Oxymoron answer A […]

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Literary Devices Questions

question synesthesia answer A technique adopted by writers to present ideas, characters or places in such a matter that they appeal to more than one senses like hearing, seeing, smell etc at a given time. “The smell of the colour orange.” question onomatopoeia answer “Buzz”, “crack”, “woof”, etc. are examples on onomatopoeia question portmanteau answer […]

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Literary Devices In The Minister’s Black Veil

question Allegory answer symbolic work ex- Animal Farm & Lord of the Flies question Alliteration answer use of similar consonants ex- blue bubblegum bushes question Allusion answer indirect reference ex- Chocolate is her Achilles’ heel. question Analogy answer comparison ex- Percy Jackson and Skullduggery Pleasant are two great book series and have strong main characters. […]

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Literary Devices Test Answers

question Allegory answer An allegory is a symbolism device where the meaning of a greater, often abstract, concept is conveyed with the aid of a more corporeal object or idea being used as an example. question Alliteration answer words are used in quick succession and begin with letters belonging to the same sound group Ex: […]

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Literary Devices

question Allegory answer extended narrative that carries a second meaning along with the surface story; the continuity of the second meaning involves an analogous structure of ideas or events question Alliteration answer the close repetition of consonant sounds, usually at the beginning of words used for poetic effect question Allusion answer a reference, usually brief, […]

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Sinners In The Hands Of An Angry God Literary Devices

question Anaphora answer Deliberate repetition of the first part of the sentence in order to achieve an artistic effect “ question Antithesis answer Literally means opposite, is a rhetorical device in which two opposite ideas are put together in a sentence to achieve a contrasting effect. question Asyndeton answer Asyndeton is derived from a Greek […]

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literary devices and lenses

question allegory answer a story intended to teach a lesson Each element of the story has a specific symbolic meaning. question allusion answer A reference to something outside the text. question ambiguity answer The characteristic of being open to more than one interpretation. question character answer A person or figure in a story. question flat […]

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Important Literary Devices

question alliteration answer a group of words that all start with the same consonant sounds in a sequence of words, usually at the beginning of words question alliteration examples answer descending dew drops, little luscious lemons question allusion answer the mention of a familiar or famous person, historical event, place, book, or object. question allusion […]

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Literary Devices Questions And Answers

question Alliteration answer Definition: Alliteration is a literary device where words are used in quick succession and begin with letters belonging to the same sound group. Whether it is the consonant sound or a specific vowel group, the alliteration involves creating a repetition of similar sounds in the sentence. Alliterations are also created when the […]

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Literary Devices Test Questions

question allegory answer The meaning of a greater, often abstract, concept is conveyed with the aid of a more corporeal object or idea being used as an example. Faith is like a stony uphill climb: a single stumble might send you sprawling but belief and steadfastness will see you to the very top. question Alliteration […]

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