Literary Terms Vocabulary Quiz

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Literary term definitions


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  • 1. 
    A humorous or satirical iimitation of a serious piece of literature or writing
    • A. 

      Genre

    • B. 

      Paradox

    • C. 

      Parody

    • D. 

      Satire

  • 2. 
    A type; a stylistic category or sort, especially of literature or other artworks
    • A. 

      Genre

    • B. 

      Satire

    • C. 

      Euphemism

    • D. 

      Anecdote

  • 3. 
    A literary technique of writing or art which principally ridicules its subject often as an intended means of provoking or preventing change. Humour is often used to aid this
    • A. 

      Literal

    • B. 

      Hyperbole

    • C. 

      Connotation

    • D. 

      Satire

  • 4. 
    Exactly as stated; read or understood without additional interpretation; according to the letter or verbal expression; real; not figurative or metaphorical; following the letter or exact words; not free; not taking liberties
    • A. 

      Literal

    • B. 

      Hyperbole

    • C. 

      Parody

    • D. 

      Denotation

  • 5. 
    The primary or explicit meaning of a word, phrase or symbol
    • A. 

      Anecdote

    • B. 

      Antithesis

    • C. 

      Denotation

    • D. 

      Paradox

  • 6. 
    The use of a word or phrase to replace another and that is considered less offensive or less vulgar than the word or phrase it replaces; a word or phrase that is used to replace another in this way
    • A. 

      Parody

    • B. 

      Euphemism

    • C. 

      Paradox

    • D. 

      Literal

  • 7. 
    A proposition that is the diametric opposite of some other proposition
    • A. 

      Ancedote

    • B. 

      Connotation

    • C. 

      Denotation

    • D. 

      Antithesis

  • 8. 
    A short account of an incident, often humorous; a previously untold, secret account of an incident
    • A. 

      Genre

    • B. 

      Hyperbole

    • C. 

      Anecdote

    • D. 

      Satire

  • 9. 
    A work or performance that imitates another work or performance with ridicule or irony
    • A. 

      Genre

    • B. 

      Parody

    • C. 

      Literal

    • D. 

      Denotation

  • 10. 
    Extreme exaggeration or overstatement; especially as a literary or rhetorical device; deliberate exaggeration
    • A. 

      Hyperbole

    • B. 

      Literal

    • C. 

      Paradox

    • D. 

      Connotation

  • 11. 
    A meaning that is suggested or implied, as opposed to a denotation, or literal definition
    • A. 

      Satire

    • B. 

      Hyperbole

    • C. 

      Connotation

    • D. 

      Denotation

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