Literary Devices Quiz Trivia Test: MCQ!

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Literary Devices Quiz Trivia Test: MCQ!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    I'm growing fonder of my staff; / I'm growing dimmer in the eyes; I'm growing fainter in my laugh; / I'm growing deeper in my sighs. Which sound device is used in these two lines of poetry?
    • A. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Rhyme

    • D. 

      Metaphor

  • 2. 
    .  .  BANG!!! There goes another building, / BOOM!!! And there go 2 more,      Said the man who took target practice / In the seat of a military tank.  The poet uses onomatopoeia in these two lines of poetry to describe 
    • A. 

      Rhyme

    • B. 

      Rhyme Scheme

    • C. 

      A Metaphor

    • D. 

      The sound of the buildings blowing up.

  • 3. 
    Sing me no sad songs cause my heart's / been broken The poet uses alliteration in the lines above to describe
    • A. 

      What people do when their hearts are broken.

    • B. 

      Why the speaker is lonely.

    • C. 

      How the speaker feels about singing.

    • D. 

      When the speaker will stop mourning.

  • 4. 
    All that I hear / Is the slish-slosh of the rain.The author uses onomatopoeia to help support a mood of  
    • A. 

      Terror.

    • B. 

      Peacefulness.

    • C. 

      Anger.

    • D. 

      Fear.

  • 5. 
    Life is a bowl of cherries. In the above sentence, what image is represented?
    • A. 

      The image of a bowl of rotten cherries

    • B. 

      The image of life

    • C. 

      The image of a bowl full of cherries that are sweet and full of pits

    • D. 

      The image of a bowl that represents life

  • 6. 
    "The scissors furiously flash and fly.” The above sentence is an example of what poetic device?
    • A. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • B. 

      Rhyme

    • C. 

      Personification

    • D. 

      Alliteration

  • 7. 
    "At the ball, Prince Charming couldn't take his eyes off Cinderella." This sentence represents what poetic device?
    • A. 

      Flashback

    • B. 

      Foreshadowing

    • C. 

      Symbolism

    • D. 

      Metaphor

  • 8. 
    "She never knows when to leave,"  John said.  Then he added, "That reminds me of five years ago when my Aunt Clara visited our home." What literary device is represented in this sentence?
    • A. 

      Foreshadowing

    • B. 

      Symbolism

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Flashback

  • 9. 
    Before Tracy entered the building for her job interview, a black cat ran in front of her on the sidewalk.  "That's a bad sign," she thought. The above passage represents what literary device? 
    • A. 

      Flashback

    • B. 

      Personfication

    • C. 

      Symbolism

    • D. 

      Idiom

  • 10. 
    Veins collapse, opening like the fists of sleeping Children.  What image is compared to veins collapsing and opening?
    • A. 

      The fists of sleeping children

    • B. 

      Sleeping children

    • C. 

      Children

    • D. 

      None of the above

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