Grade 12 Literary Devices Quiz--elm Creek

27 Questions  I  By Lisa Carlson
Practice your knowledge of literary devices.

  
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1.  "Polly Pocket picked a purple plant" is an example of:
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2.  An extreme exaggeration is called a
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3.  Which is NOT a form of conflict?
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4.  A well-painted mental image is called:
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5.  The contrast between what is said and what is meant is called..
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6.  A contrast between what the character thinks to be ture and wha we (the reader) know to be true...
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7.  The contrast between what happens and what was expected.
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8.  A comparison between two objects without using "like" or "as"...
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9.  The feeling the reader takes away with him or her after reading...
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10.  Which of the following is a simile?
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11.  The moral or message of the story is called the ...
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12.  "Buzz" and "BAM!" are examples of
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13.  "Military intelligence" and "jumbo shrimp" are examples of:
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14.  The giving of human-like traits to inanimate objects is...
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15.  The use of "I", "me", "mine" in a point of view is...
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16.  The point of view where the narrator tells the sotry to another character using "you," so that the story is being told through the addressee's point of view?
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17.  The point of view where the reader only knows the actions and saying of the characters is called...
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18.  The reader knows what the characters are thinking, saying and doing. ("God-like")
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19.  The author's feelings towards the subject or topic is called the...
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20.  Links the objects, characters, adn events of a story with meanings beyond the literal meaning of the story.
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21.  An overused phrase, such as "busy as a beaver" is called...
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22.  A secondary or more emotional meanign for a word.
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23.  A factual, primary orless emotional description or word.
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24.  A mild or vague expression used instead of saying something more harsh.
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25.  An expression that cannot be understood from the literal meaning of its words.
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26.  Juxtaposition means...
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27.  The use of realated words in place of what is really being talked about.
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