A Literary Devices Quiz!

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A Literary Devices Quiz!

Literature is a very fun course to undertake and there are some practices one should undertake to ensure that they are able to write marvelous works of art. How much knowledge do you have when it comes to literature devices? Take up the quiz below and get to find out for sure, so feel free to take the quiz more than once to test your acquired skills.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    "Purple puppies like playing on the playground." This is an example of:
    • A. 

      Personification

    • B. 

      Alliteration

    • C. 

      Anaphora

    • D. 

      Motif

  • 2. 
    "Hope is the things with feathers That perches on the soul, And sings the tune without words And never stops at all." (Emily Dickinson) This poem contains an example of:
    • A. 

      Rhyming Couplet

    • B. 

      Juxtaposition

    • C. 

      Memento Mori

    • D. 

      Slant Rhyme

  • 3. 
    This cartoon illustrates:
    • A. 

      Hyperbole

    • B. 

      Paradox

    • C. 

      Prose

    • D. 

      Oxymoron

  • 4. 
    The irony is when an event or response occurs that is the ___________ of what is expected.
  • 5. 
    "Hello darkness, my old friend I've come to talk with you again ..." (Paul Simon, The Sounds of Silence)
    • A. 

      Personification

    • B. 

      Apostrophe

    • C. 

      Anaphora

    • D. 

      Juxtaposition

  • 6. 
    Memento Mori is:
    • A. 

      A piece of writing that contains a unifying idea

    • B. 

      A reminder of one's mortality

    • C. 

      A reference to history or another literary work

    • D. 

      Placing two things side by side for means of comparison or contrast

  • 7. 
    "Singing the song of procreation, Singing the need of superb children and therein superb grown people, Singing the muscular urge and the blending…” (Walt Whitman) These lines are an example of:
    • A. 

      Anaphora

    • B. 

      Alliteration

    • C. 

      Paradox

    • D. 

      Juxtaposition

  • 8. 
    The funeral home was built next to a children's nursery. This is an example of:
    • A. 

      Paradox

    • B. 

      Oxymoron

    • C. 

      Juxtaposition

    • D. 

      Metaphor

  • 9. 
    "Romeo take me somewhere we can be alone" (Love Story by Taylor Swift) This song makes use of:
    • A. 

      Historical paradox

    • B. 

      Literary Allusion

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Irony

  • 10. 
    This image is an example of:
    • A. 

      Personification

    • B. 

      Anthropomorphism

    • C. 

      Irony

    • D. 

      Simile

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