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Semester Exam Practice - Literary Elements (part 1)

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AP Literature and English II - Semester Exam practice test - Review of literary devices and elements. Part 1 of 2. Please note: This is a timed examination. You will have 20 minutes to take the exam. 85% is the pass-rate. If you do not complete the test in 20 minutes, you will have to retake it from the beginning.

  
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1.  O wild West Wind, though breath of Autumn’s being. Thou, from whose unseen presence the leaves deadAre driven, like ghosts from an enchanter fleeing.   Yellow, and black, and pale, and hectic red, Pestilence-stricken multitudes: O thou Who chariotest to their dark wintry bed   The winged seeds, where they lie cold and low, Each like a corpse within its grave, until Thine azure sister of the Spring shall blow   Her clarion o’er the dreaming earth, and fill(Driving sweet buds like flocks to feed in air) With living hues and odours plain and hill:   Wild Spirit, which art moving everywhere: Destroyer and preserver; hear, oh hear!-from Ode to the West Wind by Percy Bysshe ShelleyWhich of the following is not used by the speaker to describe the power of the wind?
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2.  O wild West Wind, though breath of Autumn’s being. Thou, from whose unseen presence the leaves deadAre driven, like ghosts from an enchanter fleeing.   Yellow, and black, and pale, and hectic red, Pestilence-stricken multitudes: O thou Who chariotest to their dark wintry bed   The winged seeds, where they lie cold and low, Each like a corpse within its grave, until Thine azure sister of the Spring shall blow   Her clarion o’er the dreaming earth, and fill(Driving sweet buds like flocks to feed in air) With living hues and odours plain and hill:   Wild Spirit, which art moving everywhere: Destroyer and preserver; hear, oh hear! The speaker compares the wind to all of the following EXCEPT:
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3.  Which of the following is best represented by the definition and example below?A figure of speech in which someone absent or dead or something nonhuman is addressed as if it were alive and present and was able to reply."O wild West Wind..." is an example of this device.
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4.  “Destroyer and preserver” is an example of a statement that initially appears to be contradictory but, on closer inspection, turns out to make sense. This is known as a/an...
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5.  Far, far beneath in the abysmal sea,His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleepThe Kraken sleepeth: faintest sunlights fleeAbout his shadowy sides: above him swell-from The Kraken by Alfred, Lord TennysonIn the excerpt above, "sleep" and "sleepeth" represent a stylistic scheme in which words derived from the same root are repeated. In other words, "uninvaded sleep" refers to sleep as a noun and sleepeth is a verb.What is the name of this stylistic device?
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6.  A literary work, especially a play, that has a happy ending--often marked by marriage. Examples of this type of literary work include: The Taming of the Shrew and A Midsummer Night's Dream--both by William Shakespeare.
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8.  1  The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2  He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:          he leadeth me beside the still waters.    3  He restoreth my soul:          he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.   4  Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,          I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.   5  Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:          thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.   6  Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:         and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever. The passage above--Psalm 23--represents which of the following literary devices?
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10.  AP QUESTION “To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time” by Robert Herrick Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,                 Old time is still a flying; And this same flower that smiles today                 Tomorrow will be dying.   The glorious lamp of heaven, the sun,                 The higher he’s a-getting, The sooner will his race be run,                 And nearer he’s to setting.   That age is best which is the first,                 When youth and blood are warmer: But being spent, the worse, and worst                 Times still succeed the former.   Then be not coy, but use your time,                 And, while ye may, go marry; For, having lost but once your prime,                 You may forever tarry.The theme of the poem above is an example of __________.
11.  AP QUESTIONA song that tells a story, often dealing with adventure or romance, or a poem imitating such a song. Most of these songs or poems are divided into four- or six-line stanzas, are rhymed, use simple language, and depict dramatic action.
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12.  Calling a cigarette a "smoke" or a businessman a "suit" are examples of what literary device?
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13.  A reference, in a work of literature, to a well-known person, place, event, literary work, or work of art is known as a/an _________.In the Twilight series, Stephenie Meyer mentions Wuthering Heights and Romeo and Juliet--her usage of these well-known literary works is an example of this literary device.
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14.  Deliberate exaggeration or overstament is known as _________.  Examples of this device include:  - I'm so tired I could sleep for a month.  - I'm so hungry I could eat a horse.  - I will just, like, die if my parents take away my cell phone.  - I don't have time to go out this weekend. I've got a million things to do.
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15.  Poetry that is not written in a regular rhythmical pattern or meter is known as ______.Instead of having metrical feet and lines, this type of poetry has a rhythm that suits its meaning and that uses the sounds of spoken language in lines of different lengths. In other words--no rhyme, no meter = _____.from Marriage by Marianne Moore (1887-1972) This institution,perhaps one should say enterpriseout of respect for whichone says one need not change one’s mindabout a thing one has believed in,requiring public promisesof one’s intentionto fulfill a private obligation:I wonder what Adam and Evethink of it by this time,this fire-gilt steelalive with goldenness;how bright it shows—
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16.  A poem expressing the observations and feelings of a single speaker is known as a/an _____.
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17.  A poem that tells a story in verse is known as a/an _____.  Three traditional types of this poetry inlcude ballads, epics, and metrical romances.The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge is one example of this type of poem.
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18.  A fourteen-line lyric poem with a single theme is known as a/an ______. This type of poem is usually written in iambic pentameter, but variances in meter do exist.
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19.  AP QUESTIONA sonnet that is divided into two parts -- an octave and a sestet -- and usually has a rhyme scheme of abba abba cde cde is known as a/an __________ sonnet. The two parts of this sonnet work together. The octave raises a question, states a problem, or presents a brief narrative; the sestet answers the question, solves the problem or comments on the narrative.
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20.  A sonnet comprised of three quatrains plus a concluding couplet is known as a/an ______ sonnet. The rhyme scheme is usually abab cdcd efef gg. Each of the quatrains explores a different variation of the main theme and the couplet presets a concluding statement.
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22.  Christina Rossetti uses what literary device to describe two sisters in this excerpt from "Goblin Market" Like two blossoms of one stem,Like two flakes of new-fallen snow,Like two wands of ivoryTipped with gold for awful kings.
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23.  The imaginary voice assumed by the writer of a poem is known as the ________.
24.  The process of analyzing the metrical pattern of a poem is known as _______.
25.  The time and place of the action of a literary work is known as the _______.
26.  A long speech in a play or in a prose work made by a character who is alone and thus reveals his or her private thoughts and feelings to the audience or reader is known as a/an ______.
27.  AP QUESTIONA metaphorical phrase, used in Anglo-Saxon poetry to replace a concrete noun is known as a/an ______.Examples include:battle-sweat = bloodraven-harvest = corpsebane-of-wood = firewhale-road = the seasea-steed = a ship
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29.  AP QUESTIONThe quality of literary works that deal with the pleasures of a simple, rural life or with escape to a simpler place and time is known as _______.Christopher Marlowe's "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love" (p. 217 in your textbook) is an example of this.
30.  A type of drama or literature that shows the downfall or destruction of a noble or outstanding character/person--traditionally one who possesses a character weakness or tragic flaw. Hamlet by Shakespeare and Antigone by Sophocles are examples of this type of drama.
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