Literary Devices - Set One

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Literary Terms Quiz


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    SARCASM
    • A. 

      Witty language used to convey insult or scorn

    • B. 

      Hints or clues about future events

    • C. 

      The repetition of initial consonant sounds

  • 2. 
    FOIL
    • A. 

      The time and place where a story takes place

    • B. 

      The main idea of the story

    • C. 

      Two characters who contrast one another for emphasis

  • 3. 
    DENOTATION
    • A. 

      The literal meaning of the word

    • B. 

      When the audience knows something the character does not

    • C. 

      A conversation between two characters

  • 4. 
    SUBPLOT
    • A. 

      The problem(s) a character encounters in the story

    • B. 

      A story within a story

    • C. 

      Drawing conclusions based on interpretation

  • 5. 
    INFERENCING
    • A. 

      Exaggeration for affect

    • B. 

      Comparing two things using like or as

    • C. 

      Drawing conclusions based on interpretation

  • 6. 
    FORESHADOWING
    • A. 

      The implied meaning of a word

    • B. 

      Two opposing characters used for emphasis

    • C. 

      Hints or clues about future events

  • 7. 
    CONNOTATION
    • A. 

      Exaggeration for affect

    • B. 

      The implied meaning of a word

    • C. 

      The overall feeling of a story

  • 8. 
    CHARACTERIZATION
    • A. 

      The literal meaning of a word

    • B. 

      The repetition of the initial consonant sound

    • C. 

      Revealing the traits of a character through dialogue

  • 9. 
    DIALOGUE
    • A. 

      The main idea of a story

    • B. 

      A conversation between two or more characters

    • C. 

      Witty language used to convey insult or scorn

  • 10. 
    IRONY
    • A. 

      When perception is different from reality

    • B. 

      The implied meaning of a word

    • C. 

      Drawing conclusions based on interpretation

  • 11. 
    FLASHBACK
    • A. 

      The implied meaning of a word

    • B. 

      Hints or clues that indicate future events

    • C. 

      A return to a past event

  • 12. 
    SUSPENSE
    • A. 

      The overall feeling of a story

    • B. 

      A return to a past event

    • C. 

      Apprehension about what is going to happen

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