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Language and Literary Devices

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  • Q1
    What is the literary device used to create a contrast between two opposite ideas?
    Metaphor
    Hyperbole
    Oxymoron
    Alliteration
    30s
  • Q2
    What is the literary device used to give human qualities to inanimate objects or abstract ideas?
    Personification
    Onomatopoeia
    Irony
    Simile
    30s
  • Q3
    In literature, what is the term used to describe the repetition of sounds at the beginning of words in a sentence or phrase?
    Hyperbole
    Metaphor
    Onomatopoeia
    Alliteration
    30s
  • Q4
    What is the literary device used to make a comparison between two different things using 'like' or 'as'?
    Metaphor
    Simile
    Hyperbole
    Alliteration
    30s
  • Q5
    What is the literary device used to express ideas or concepts through exaggerated statements?
    Simile
    Hyperbole
    Personification
    Metaphor
    30s
  • Q6
    What is the literary device used to imply or suggest a meaning that is different from the literal interpretation of a word?
    Metaphor
    Alliteration
    Personification
    Hyperbole
    30s
  • Q7
    What is the literary device that involves the repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive clauses or sentences?
    Alliteration
    Onomatopoeia
    Hyperbole
    Anaphora
    30s
  • Q8
    What is the literary device used when a part represents the whole or vice versa?
    Irony
    Simile
    Hyperbole
    Metonymy
    30s
  • Q9
    What is the term for a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is used in a way that is different from its usual or literal meaning?
    Rhetorical question
    Symbolism
    Literal language
    Figurative language
    30s
  • Q10
    What is the term for a figure of speech that involves an intentional contradiction or opposition of ideas within a phrase or sentence?
    Hyperbole
    Onomatopoeia
    Simile
    Antithesis
    30s
  • Q11
    What is a simile?
    A figure of speech comparing two unlike things using 'like' or 'as'
    A figure of speech that uses exaggeration for emphasis
    A figure of speech that directly compares two unlike things
    A figure of speech that gives human characteristics to non-human things
    30s
  • Q12
    What is the definition of alliteration?
    The repetition of a word or phrase at the end of successive clauses.
    The use of words that imitate the sounds associated with the objects or actions they refer to.
    The comparison of two unlike things using 'like' or 'as'.
    The occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.
    The use of exaggeration for emphasis.
    30s
  • Q13
    What is the definition of personification?
    The comparison of two unlike things using 'like' or 'as'.
    The use of words that imitate the sounds associated with the objects or actions they refer to.
    A figure of speech that compares two unlike things using 'like' or 'as'.
    A figure of speech in which an inanimate object or abstract idea is given human characteristics or qualities.
    The repetition of a word or phrase at the end of successive clauses.
    30s
  • Q14
    What is an example of a simile?
    She was as fast as a cheetah.
    She ran like a cheetah.
    She was very fast.
    She ran quickly.
    30s
  • Q15
    What is an example of personification?
    The river flowed gently down the hill.
    The wind whispered through the trees.
    The sun shone brightly in the sky.
    The trees stood tall and strong.
    30s

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