Analyzing And Interpreting Litirature

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  • 1. 

    Unaccented and accented syllables in speech. "To be or not to be"

    • A.

      Meter- iambic

    • B.

      Meter- trochaic

    • C.

      Meter- anapestic

    • D.

      Realism

    Correct Answer
    A. Meter- iambic
    Explanation
    The given phrase "To be or not to be" follows an iambic meter. In iambic meter, each line consists of unstressed syllables followed by stressed syllables. In this phrase, the pattern is "to BE or NOT to BE," where the stressed syllables are capitalized. This pattern of alternating stressed and unstressed syllables is characteristic of iambic meter, making it the correct answer.

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  • 2. 

    Amanda smells like beef

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Soliloquy

    • D.

      Synonym

    Correct Answer
    A. Simile
    Explanation
    The given statement "Amanda smells like beef" is comparing Amanda's smell to that of beef, indicating a similarity between the two. This is an example of a simile, which is a figure of speech that uses "like" or "as" to compare two different things. In this case, the comparison is being made between Amanda's smell and the smell of beef.

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  • 3. 

    Taking out a letter. "It's vs. It is"

    • A.

      Elision

    • B.

      Synecdoche

    • C.

      Chiasmus

    • D.

      Fabliau

    Correct Answer
    A. Elision
    Explanation
    Elision is the process of omitting a sound or syllable in pronunciation. In the given question, "It's" is a contraction of "It is." The apostrophe represents the omission of the letter "i" in "is." This is an example of elision because a letter is being taken out to form the contraction.

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  • 4. 

    "her and her lover were both alive and dead"

    • A.

      Paradox

    • B.

      Fable

    • C.

      Parable

    • D.

      Oxymoron

    Correct Answer
    A. Paradox
    Explanation
    people can't be alive and dead at the same time

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  • 5. 

    Biographical account of an incident

    • A.

      Anecdote

    • B.

      Bathos

    • C.

      Didactic

    • D.

      Droll

    Correct Answer
    A. Anecdote
    Explanation
    An anecdote is a short and amusing or interesting story about a real person or event. It is often used to illustrate a point or to provide a personal account of an incident. In the context of a biographical account, an anecdote can add depth and entertainment value to the narrative by sharing a specific incident that highlights the character or experiences of the subject. Therefore, an anecdote is a suitable choice for a biographical account of an incident.

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  • 6. 

    Using darn (non offensive) instead of damn (offensive)

    • A.

      Euphemism

    • B.

      Apostrophe

    • C.

      Allusion

    • D.

      Enjambment

    Correct Answer
    A. Euphemism
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "euphemism" because it refers to the act of using a less offensive or harsh word or phrase in place of a more offensive or harsh one. In this case, using "darn" instead of "damn" is an example of a euphemism. Euphemisms are often used to avoid causing offense or to soften the impact of a certain word or phrase.

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  • 7. 

    A story that starts bad and ends good. or the opposite

    • A.

      Tragic irony

    • B.

      Fable

    • C.

      Parable

    • D.

      Ode

    Correct Answer
    A. Tragic irony
    Explanation
    The correct answer is tragic irony. Tragic irony refers to a situation in which the outcome of events is the opposite of what was expected or intended, resulting in a tragic or unfortunate ending. This aligns with the description of a story that starts bad and ends good or vice versa, as tragic irony often involves a twist in the plot that leads to an unexpected and often negative outcome. The other options, fable, parable, and ode, do not specifically address the concept of a story with a contradictory or unexpected ending.

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  • 8. 

    "do or die" or "through thick and thin"

    • A.

      Alliteration

    • B.

      Allegory

    • C.

      Feminine rhyme

    • D.

      Emblemism

    Correct Answer
    A. Alliteration
    Explanation
    The correct answer is alliteration. Alliteration refers to the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words in a phrase or sentence. In the given options, "do or die" and "through thick and thin" both demonstrate alliteration as they contain repeated consonant sounds.

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  • 9. 

    " a mechanic is as reliable as George Washington"

    • A.

      Allusion

    • B.

      Anecdote

    • C.

      Realism

    • D.

      Artifice

    Correct Answer
    A. Allusion
    Explanation
    The phrase "a mechanic is as reliable as George Washington" is an example of an allusion. An allusion is a figure of speech that refers to a well-known person, place, event, or work of art. In this case, George Washington is a well-known historical figure who is often associated with reliability and trustworthiness. By comparing a mechanic to George Washington, the speaker is implying that the mechanic is also reliable.

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  • 10. 

    "man against himself" or "man against society"

    • A.

      Antagonist

    • B.

      Protagonist

    • C.

      Droll

    • D.

      Exposition

    Correct Answer
    A. Antagonist
    Explanation
    The term "antagonist" refers to a character or force that opposes the protagonist in a story. It creates conflict and serves as a source of opposition or obstacle for the main character. In the context of the given options, "man against himself" or "man against society" can both be examples of conflicts that the protagonist faces, making them the correct answer for antagonist.

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  • 11. 

    "go and mow the lawn" or "men sell the wedding bells"

    • A.

      Assonance

    • B.

      Apostrophe

    • C.

      Artifice

    • D.

      Allusion

    Correct Answer
    A. Assonance
    Explanation
    The correct answer is assonance because both phrases contain repeated vowel sounds. In "go and mow the lawn," the "o" sound is repeated in both "go" and "mow." In "men sell the wedding bells," the "e" sound is repeated in "men" and "sell." Assonance is a literary device that creates a musical quality in writing by repeating vowel sounds.

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  • 12. 

    "ah, Sorrow, you consume us"

    • A.

      Apostrophe

    • B.

      Assonance

    • C.

      Allusion

    • D.

      Alliteration

    Correct Answer
    A. Apostrophe
    Explanation
    directly addressed to a person, place, or thing. Usually capitalized.

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  • 13. 

    "the whole story was just a trick to win our sympathy."

    • A.

      Artifice

    • B.

      Assonance

    • C.

      Bathos

    • D.

      Didactic

    Correct Answer
    A. Artifice
    Explanation
    meant to deceive or otherwise known as ingenuity

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  • 14. 

    "Ending a sad story with a joke"

    • A.

      Bathos

    • B.

      Droll

    • C.

      Fie

    • D.

      Languid

    Correct Answer
    A. Bathos
    Explanation
    extreme Anti climax

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  • 15. 

    The craziest part of the story where resolution is usually found

    • A.

      Climax

    • B.

      Parallelism

    • C.

      Resolution

    • D.

      Falling action

    Correct Answer
    A. Climax
    Explanation
    The correct answer is climax. In a story, the climax is the point of highest tension or excitement, where the conflict reaches its peak. It is often considered the craziest part of the story because it is where the most intense and dramatic events occur. The resolution, on the other hand, is where the conflict is resolved and loose ends are tied up. The falling action refers to the events that occur after the climax, leading to the resolution. Parallelism is not related to the concept of the craziest part of the story.

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  • 16. 

    "you will NOT go out with that boy"

    • A.

      Didactic

    • B.

      Fable

    • C.

      Parable

    • D.

      Fabliau

    Correct Answer
    A. Didactic
    Explanation
    strong lecturing voice

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  • 17. 

    Weird but amusing

    • A.

      Droll

    • B.

      Chiasmus

    • C.

      Emblemism

    • D.

      Oxymoron

    Correct Answer
    A. Droll
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "droll." Droll refers to something that is amusing or funny in an odd or unusual way. It often involves subtle humor or clever wordplay. This term accurately describes something that is weird but amusing, making it the appropriate choice among the given options.

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  • 18. 

    The running of one line of poetry into the next without any punctuation

    • A.

      Enjambment

    • B.

      Chiasmus

    • C.

      Foils

    • D.

      Allegory

    Correct Answer
    A. Enjambment
    Explanation
    Enjambment refers to the technique in poetry where a line runs into the next without any punctuation. This allows for a continuous flow of ideas and thoughts, disregarding traditional line breaks. It creates a sense of fluidity and can add depth and complexity to the meaning of the poem.

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  • 19. 

    The beginning of the story where the plot is set

    • A.

      Exposition

    • B.

      Elision

    • C.

      Euphemism

    • D.

      Tragic irony

    Correct Answer
    A. Exposition
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "exposition." Exposition refers to the beginning of a story where the plot is set and important background information is provided. It establishes the setting, introduces the main characters, and provides necessary context for the events that will unfold. It is an essential part of storytelling as it helps to engage the reader or viewer and sets the stage for the rest of the narrative.

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  • 20. 

    Term used to express being annoyed

    • A.

      Fie

    • B.

      Elision

    • C.

      Anecdote

    • D.

      Artifice

    Correct Answer
    A. Fie
    Explanation
    "Fie" is a term used to express being annoyed or expressing disapproval. It is an interjection that is used to show disgust or disapproval towards something or someone. It is often used to express frustration or irritation.

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  • 21. 

    Building suspense by using hints and clues to suggest what will happen later

    • A.

      Fore shadowing

    • B.

      Droll

    • C.

      Homonym

    • D.

      Iaconic

    Correct Answer
    A. Fore shadowing
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "foreshadowing." Foreshadowing is a literary technique used to create suspense by dropping hints or clues about future events or outcomes. It allows the reader to anticipate what will happen later in the story. This technique builds tension and excitement, keeping the audience engaged and curious about what will unfold.

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  • 22. 

    They're/ There

    • A.

      Homonym

    • B.

      Lannguid

    • C.

      Metonym

    • D.

      Orthodoxy

    Correct Answer
    A. Homonym
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "homonym" because "they're" and "there" are homophones, which means they sound the same but have different meanings and spellings. "They're" is a contraction of "they are," while "there" refers to a place or location.

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  • 23. 

    Telling a lot in a few short words (brief)

    • A.

      Laconic

    • B.

      Parallelism

    • C.

      Enjambment

    • D.

      Exposition

    Correct Answer
    A. Laconic
    Explanation
    Laconic means expressing a lot of information in a few words. It refers to concise and to-the-point communication. This term is often used to describe someone who speaks or writes in a brief and effective manner, conveying their message with minimal words. In this context, the term "laconic" perfectly aligns with the description of "telling a lot in a few short words."

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  • 24. 

    Audience knew Juliet was sleeping but Romeo thought she was dead

    • A.

      Irony

    • B.

      Fie

    • C.

      Onomatopeia

    • D.

      Protagonist

    Correct Answer
    A. Irony
    Explanation
    The given answer is "Irony" because it refers to a situation where there is a contrast between what is expected and what actually happens. In this case, the audience knows that Juliet is only sleeping, but Romeo believes she is dead. This creates a sense of dramatic irony as the audience is aware of the truth while the character is not.

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  • 25. 

    Sluggish character or slow/relaxed

    • A.

      Languid

    • B.

      Sardonic

    • C.

      Simile

    • D.

      Ode

    Correct Answer
    A. Languid
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "languid." Languid means lacking energy or vitality, and can be used to describe someone who is sluggish or slow in their movements or actions. It is a word that is often associated with a relaxed or lazy demeanor.

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  • 26. 

    Her teeth are as white as snow

    • A.

      Metaphor

    • B.

      Anecdote

    • C.

      Homonym

    • D.

      Metonymy

    Correct Answer
    A. Metaphor
    Explanation
    This sentence uses a comparison between two different things, teeth and snow, to create a vivid image in the reader's mind. It is not meant to be taken literally, but rather to emphasize the whiteness of the teeth. This is an example of a metaphor, which is a figure of speech that compares two unrelated things by stating that one thing is another thing.

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  • 27. 

    Using pig instead of cop

    • A.

      Metonymy

    • B.

      Languid

    • C.

      Exposition

    • D.

      Protagonist

    Correct Answer
    A. Metonymy
    Explanation
    Metonymy is a figure of speech where a word or phrase is substituted with another word or phrase that is closely associated with it. In this case, using "pig" instead of "cop" is an example of metonymy because "pig" is a slang term often used to refer to police officers. It is a substitution that is based on the close association between the two terms.

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  • 28. 

    Accepted as general practice

    • A.

      Orthodoxy

    • B.

      Sardonic

    • C.

      Synecdoche

    • D.

      Soliloquy

    Correct Answer
    A. Orthodoxy
    Explanation
    Orthodoxy refers to a set of beliefs or practices that are widely accepted and followed within a particular group or society. It implies conformity to established norms and traditions. In this context, the term "accepted as general practice" aligns with the meaning of orthodoxy, suggesting that something is widely acknowledged and adhered to by the majority.

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  • 29. 

    Words imitating a sound "BANG BANG" "POW POW"

    • A.

      Onomatopoeia

    • B.

      Sardonic

    • C.

      Monologue

    • D.

      Dramatic monlogue

    Correct Answer
    A. Onomatopoeia
    Explanation
    The correct answer is onomatopoeia. Onomatopoeia refers to words that imitate or suggest the sound of the object or action they describe. In this case, the words "BANG BANG" and "POW POW" imitate the sound of a loud noise or gunshots. Onomatopoeia is commonly used in literature and poetry to create vivid imagery and enhance the reader's sensory experience.

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  • 30. 

    "Alice ran into the room, into the garden, and into our hearts" or "Like father like son"

    • A.

      Parallelism

    • B.

      Ode

    • C.

      Chiasmus

    • D.

      Oxymoron

    Correct Answer
    A. Parallelism
    Explanation
    repetition of phrase

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  • 31. 

    The stars danced playfully in the moonlight

    • A.

      Personification

    • B.

      Chiasmus

    • C.

      Fabliau

    • D.

      Elision

    Correct Answer
    A. Personification
    Explanation
    The given sentence "the stars danced playfully in the moonlight" is an example of personification. Personification is a figure of speech in which human qualities or actions are attributed to non-human entities. In this sentence, the stars are being described as if they are capable of dancing, which is a human action. This personification adds a playful and imaginative element to the sentence, creating a vivid and engaging image in the reader's mind.

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  • 32. 

    Character struggles for someone else

    • A.

      Protagonist

    • B.

      Anecdote

    • C.

      Realism

    • D.

      Meter-anapestic

    Correct Answer
    A. Protagonist
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "protagonist". In literature, the protagonist is the main character who drives the plot forward and is usually faced with conflicts and struggles. They are often the central focus of the story and undergo character development throughout the narrative. The term "protagonist" is commonly used in various forms of storytelling, including novels, plays, and films.

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  • 33. 

    "double double, toil and trouble"

    • A.

      Meter- trochaic

    • B.

      Meter- anapestic

    • C.

      Meter- iambic

    • D.

      Paradox

    Correct Answer
    A. Meter- trochaic
    Explanation
    The phrase "double double, toil and trouble" consists of two stressed syllables followed by an unstressed syllable, which is the pattern of a trochee. In trochaic meter, the stress falls on the first syllable of each foot. Therefore, the correct answer is "meter- trochaic."

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  • 34. 

    Short story (usually with animals) used to tell morals

    • A.

      Fable

    • B.

      Simile

    • C.

      Parable

    • D.

      Dramatic monlogue

    Correct Answer
    A. Fable
    Explanation
    A fable is a short story, often featuring animals as characters, that is used to convey a moral lesson. Fables typically use simple language and imagery to engage readers and teach them important life lessons. The animals in fables are often anthropomorphized, meaning they possess human-like qualities and behaviors. Through the actions and interactions of these animal characters, fables aim to teach readers about virtues, vices, and the consequences of certain behaviors. The moral lesson is usually explicitly stated at the end of the story, making fables a popular form of storytelling for teaching moral values.

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  • 35. 

    Mocking someone

    • A.

      Sardonic

    • B.

      Elision

    • C.

      Ode

    • D.

      Anecdote

    Correct Answer
    A. Sardonic
    Explanation
    Sardonic means mocking or cynical in a mocking way. It is used to describe someone who is making sarcastic or scornful remarks. In the context of the question, if someone is mocking someone else, they are making fun of them in a scornful or sarcastic manner. Therefore, sardonic is the most appropriate word that fits the given scenario.

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  • 36. 

    Talking to yourself

    • A.

      Soliloquy

    • B.

      Paradox

    • C.

      Fabliau

    • D.

      Emblemism

    Correct Answer
    A. Soliloquy
    Explanation
    A soliloquy refers to the act of speaking one's thoughts aloud when alone or regardless of any listeners. This term is commonly used in literature and drama to depict a character's inner thoughts and emotions. It allows the audience to gain insight into the character's mindset and motivations. In this context, "talking to yourself" is synonymous with soliloquy as it emphasizes the act of speaking aloud without any external audience or interaction.

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  • 37. 

    Words with same meaning "bad/terrible/awful"

    • A.

      Synonym

    • B.

      Feminine rhyme

    • C.

      Chiasmus

    • D.

      Anecdote

    Correct Answer
    A. Synonym
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "synonym" because synonyms are words that have the same or similar meanings. In this case, the words "bad," "terrible," and "awful" all have similar meanings, which makes them synonyms.

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  • 38. 

    Cleveland won by 6

    • A.

      Synecdoche

    • B.

      Elision

    • C.

      Assonance

    • D.

      Artifice

    Correct Answer
    A. Synecdoche
    Explanation
    Cleveland football team

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  • 39. 

    Frankenstein and his monster existed together so you could compare them

    • A.

      Foils

    • B.

      Artifice

    • C.

      Bathos

    • D.

      Dialog

    Correct Answer
    A. Foils
    Explanation
    The term "foils" refers to characters in literature who are used to highlight and contrast the traits and characteristics of another character. In the case of Frankenstein and his monster, they can be considered foils because they exist together and their contrasting qualities are emphasized. Frankenstein represents intellect, ambition, and the pursuit of knowledge, while the monster represents the consequences of unchecked ambition and the destructive power of isolation. By comparing these two characters, the author effectively explores themes of responsibility, morality, and the consequences of playing god.

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  • 40. 

    The fight between good and evil

    • A.

      Allegory

    • B.

      Apostrophe

    • C.

      Didactic

    • D.

      Droll

    Correct Answer
    A. Allegory
    Explanation
    An allegory is a literary device that uses symbolic figures, actions, or settings to convey a deeper meaning or moral message. In the context of "the fight between good and evil," it suggests that this fight is not meant to be taken literally, but rather represents a larger conflict or struggle between opposing forces. An allegory allows the author to explore complex ideas or themes in a more indirect and engaging way.

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  • 41. 

    Short story teaching a religious lesson

    • A.

      Parable

    • B.

      Assonance

    • C.

      Artifice

    • D.

      Iaconic

    Correct Answer
    A. Parable
    Explanation
    A parable is a short story that is used to teach a religious or moral lesson. It often involves fictional characters and events that illustrate a deeper meaning or truth. Parables are commonly found in religious texts and are used to convey important teachings or principles in an engaging and relatable way. They are known for their simplicity and the lessons they impart, making them an effective tool for teaching and inspiring reflection.

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  • 42. 

    A short humorous tale originated in france

    • A.

      Fabliau

    • B.

      Homonym

    • C.

      Irony

    • D.

      Parallelism

    Correct Answer
    A. Fabliau
    Explanation
    A fabliau is a short humorous tale that originated in France. It is known for its bawdy and satirical nature, often involving clever wordplay and sexual innuendos. Fabliaux were popular during the medieval period and were often used to mock societal norms and conventions. The term "fabliau" is derived from the Old French word "fablel," meaning "little story." These tales were typically written in verse and featured common characters such as cunning peasants and foolish knights. Some famous examples of fabliaux include "The Miller's Tale" by Geoffrey Chaucer and "The Three Hunchbacks" by Jean Bodel.

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  • 43. 

    Forsaken and audition

    • A.

      Feminine rhyme

    • B.

      Laconic

    • C.

      Orthodoxy

    • D.

      Onomatopoeia

    Correct Answer
    A. Feminine rhyme
    Explanation
    they rhyme but they don't

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  • 44. 

    Lyrical poem with complex stanza form

    • A.

      Ode

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Metonymy

    • D.

      Fie

    Correct Answer
    A. Ode
    Explanation
    An ode is a type of lyrical poem that often has a complex stanza form. It is characterized by its elevated and formal language, expressing deep emotions or thoughts about a particular subject. Odes usually have a structured rhyme scheme and meter, and they often celebrate or praise something or someone.

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  • 45. 

    Susan walked in, and Susan walked out

    • A.

      Chiasmus

    • B.

      Resolution

    • C.

      Rising action

    • D.

      Sardonic

    Correct Answer
    A. Chiasmus
    Explanation
    second part is reversed

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  • 46. 

    Gold edge love story

    • A.

      Emblemism

    • B.

      Soliloquy

    • C.

      Synecdoche

    • D.

      Monologue

    Correct Answer
    A. Emblemism
    Explanation
    used to give something emphasis

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  • 47. 

    A wise fool

    • A.

      Oxymoron

    • B.

      Foils

    • C.

      Fable

    • D.

      Parable

    Correct Answer
    A. Oxymoron
    Explanation
    contradicts

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  • 48. 

    Like a child from the womb, like a ghost from the tomb

    • A.

      Meter- anapestic

    • B.

      Meter- trochaic

    • C.

      Meter- iambic

    • D.

      Realism

    Correct Answer
    A. Meter- anapestic
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "meter- anapestic". Anapestic meter is characterized by a pattern of two unstressed syllables followed by a stressed syllable. The phrase "like a child from the womb, like a ghost from the tomb" follows this pattern, with the stressed syllables falling on "child," "womb," "ghost," and "tomb." This creates a rhythmic and flowing effect, which is typical of anapestic meter.

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