Literary Devices

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Literary Devices Quizzes & Trivia

This is a quiz over a variety of literary devices. It is a terms quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The use of hints or clues to suggest what will happen later in literature.
    • A. 

      Foreshadowing

    • B. 

      Allegory

    • C. 

      Personification

    • D. 

      Alliteration

  • 2. 
    Action that interrupts to show an event that happened at an earlier time which is necessary to better understanding.
    • A. 

      Foreshadowing

    • B. 

      Flashback

    • C. 

      Idiom

    • D. 

      Hyperbole

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Hyperbole

    • B. 

      Idiom

    • C. 

      Paradox

    • D. 

      Irony

  • 4. 
    Using an object or action that means something more than its literal meaning.
    • A. 

      Irony

    • B. 

      Overstatement

    • C. 

      Allusion

    • D. 

      Symbol

  • 5. 
    Language that evokes one or all of the five senses: seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling, touching.
    • A. 

      Idiom

    • B. 

      Symbolism

    • C. 

      Overstatement

    • D. 

      Imagery

  • 6. 
    A brief reference to a person, event, or place, real or ficticious, or to a work of art. Casual reference to a famous historical or literary figure or event.May be drawn from history, geography, literature, or religion.
    • A. 

      Idiom

    • B. 

      Allusion

    • C. 

      Paradox

    • D. 

      Simile

  • 7. 
    Two opposing ideas that reveal a kind of truth which at first seems contradictory but are nonetheless true.
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • C. 

      Paradox

    • D. 

      Idiom

  • 8. 
    The comparison of two unlike things using like or as.
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Allusion

    • D. 

      Personification

  • 9. 
    A comparison of two unlike things by stating that one is another, and not using like or as.
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Alliteration

    • D. 

      Symbol

  • 10. 
    An exaggeration or overstatement.
    • A. 

      Paradox

    • B. 

      Symbol

    • C. 

      Hyperbole

    • D. 

      Idiom

  • 11. 
    A word that imitates the sound it represents.
    • A. 

      Imagery

    • B. 

      Symbol

    • C. 

      Alliteration

    • D. 

      Onomatopoeia

  • 12. 
    Giving human qualities to animals or objects.
    • A. 

      Hyperbole

    • B. 

      Idiom

    • C. 

      Symbol

    • D. 

      Personification

  • 13. 
    The repetition of initial sounds in neighboring words.
    • A. 

      Assonance

    • B. 

      Idiom

    • C. 

      Hyperbole

    • D. 

      Alliteration

  • 14. 
    The repetition of vowel sounds but not consonant sounds.
    • A. 

      Assonance

    • B. 

      Irony

    • C. 

      Personification

    • D. 

      Alliteration