Figurative Devices/Terms English 10

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for english 10 students studying for provincials/tests. Hope it helps :D


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Strict dictionary definition of a word without emotion.

    • A.

      Allusion

    • B.

      Tone

    • C.

      Denotation

    • D.

      Personification

    • E.

      Connotation

    Correct Answer
    C. Denotation
    Explanation
    Denotation refers to the literal or dictionary definition of a word, devoid of any emotional or personal associations. It focuses solely on the objective meaning of the word, disregarding any subjective interpretations or connotations. In this context, the correct answer is denotation as it aligns with the given description of a "strict dictionary definition of a word without emotion."

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  • 2. 

    She smiled a shy, small smile that shown.

    • A.

      Imagery

    • B.

      Alliteration

    • C.

      Oxymoron

    • D.

      Alteration

    • E.

      Hyperbole

    Correct Answer
    B. Alliteration
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Alliteration because it is the repetition of the "s" sound in the words "smiled" and "small." Alliteration is a literary device that adds emphasis, rhythm, and musicality to the text. In this sentence, the repetition of the "s" sound creates a soft and gentle tone, emphasizing the shyness and smallness of the smile.

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  • 3. 

    Buzz, crash, bam, roar, hum...

    • A.

      Personification

    • B.

      Onomatopoeia

    • C.

      Oxymoron

    • D.

      Imagery

    • E.

      Paradox

    Correct Answer
    B. Onomatopoeia
    Explanation
    The given words "buzz, crash, bam, roar, hum" are examples of onomatopoeia, which is a figure of speech that imitates the natural sounds of things. Onomatopoeia is used to create a vivid and sensory experience for the reader by using words that sound like the noises they represent. In this case, the words are meant to mimic the sounds of various actions or objects, making onomatopoeia the correct answer.

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  • 4. 

    Seems as though you are saying two different things, then upon closer examination, proves true. ex. Good fences, make good neighbours.

    • A.

      Paradox

    • B.

      Denotation

    • C.

      Allusion

    • D.

      Connotation

    • E.

      Hyperbole

    Correct Answer
    A. Paradox
    Explanation
    A paradox is a statement or situation that seems contradictory or absurd, but upon closer examination, reveals a deeper truth. In the given example, the statement "Good fences make good neighbors" initially appears to contradict the idea of neighborly relationships, as fences are typically seen as barriers. However, upon closer examination, it reveals the truth that having clear boundaries can actually foster better relationships between neighbors. This contradiction creates a paradox, making the answer "Paradox" the correct choice.

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  • 5. 

    "Romeo take me somewhere we can be alone"-Taylor Swift-love story

    • A.

      Allusion

    • B.

      Alliteration

    • C.

      Connotation

    • D.

      Denotation

    • E.

      Tone

    Correct Answer
    A. Allusion
    Explanation
    The given line is a reference to the famous play "Romeo and Juliet" by William Shakespeare. It alludes to the romantic and tragic love story of the two main characters, Romeo and Juliet. By using this allusion, Taylor Swift creates a connection between her own love story and the iconic tale, adding depth and meaning to her lyrics.

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  • 6. 

    The emotional associations surrounding a word, as opposed to its strict literation dictionary meaning. ex. delighted, joyful, elated.

    • A.

      Imagery

    • B.

      Allusion

    • C.

      Denotation

    • D.

      Connotation

    • E.

      Simile

    Correct Answer
    D. Connotation
    Explanation
    Connotation refers to the emotional or cultural associations that a word carries, beyond its literal definition. In this context, the given example words (delighted, joyful, elated) evoke positive emotions and are associated with happiness. These words go beyond their dictionary meanings and create a specific emotional response in the reader or listener. Therefore, the correct answer is connotation.

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  • 7. 

    Jumbo shrimp. pretty ugly. 

    • A.

      Onomatopoeia

    • B.

      Hyperbole

    • C.

      Oxymoron

    • D.

      Imagery

    • E.

      Allusion

    Correct Answer
    C. Oxymoron
    Explanation
    The phrase "jumbo shrimp" is an example of an oxymoron because it combines two contradictory terms, emphasizing the contrast between the large size of "jumbo" and the small size of "shrimp". Oxymorons are used in literature and everyday language to create a humorous or dramatic effect by juxtaposing contradictory ideas. In this case, the oxymoron is used to highlight the irony and absurdity of the situation, as shrimp are typically small in size.

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  • 8. 

    Smiling moon. 

    • A.

      Allusion

    • B.

      Oxymoron

    • C.

      Simile

    • D.

      Metaphor

    • E.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    E. Personification
    Explanation
    The phrase "Smiling moon" suggests that the moon is given human-like qualities of happiness and joy, which is an example of personification. Personification is a figure of speech in which inanimate objects or abstract ideas are given human characteristics. In this case, the moon is being described as if it has the ability to smile, which is a human action.

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  • 9. 

    The sun smiled for a short second.

    • A.

      Personification

    • B.

      Hyperbole

    • C.

      Oxymoron

    • D.

      Alliteration

    • E.

      Simile

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Personification
    D. Alliteration
    Explanation
    Alliteration because it repeats "s". It is also a personification because the sun is smiling.

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  • 10. 

    A simile is using ____ or __ .

    Correct Answer(s)
    like
    as
    Explanation
    A simile is a figure of speech that compares two things using the words "like" or "as". It creates a vivid image by highlighting the similarities between the two objects or ideas being compared. By using "like" or "as", the simile helps the reader or listener understand the comparison being made and adds depth and clarity to the description.

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  • 11. 

    Change this sentence to make it a metaphor;He is like an ox.

    Correct Answer(s)
    He is an ox.
    he is an ox
    he's an ox
    He's an ox
    he is a ox
    Explanation
    Simile-using like or as.
    Metaphor- comparison without using like or as.

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