Name That Literary Device: Harry Potter Edition!

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  • 1. 

    "Mundungus seized his fallen case, then - CRACK - he disapparated." This is an example of...

    • A.

      Personification

    • B.

      Onomatopoeia

    • C.

      Hyperbole

    • D.

      Idiom

    Correct Answer
    B. Onomatopoeia
    Explanation
    The given sentence includes the word "CRACK," which is a word that imitates the sound it represents. This is an example of onomatopoeia, which is the use of words that imitate or suggest the sound of what they describe.

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  • 2. 

    When Fred and George throw snowballs at the back of Professor Quirrel's turban, they are actually throwing them at Voldemort's face! This is an example of...

    • A.

      Imagery

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Simile

    • D.

      Irony

    Correct Answer
    D. Irony
    Explanation
    This situation is an example of irony because the readers expect the snowballs to hit the turban, but in reality, they hit Voldemort's face. This outcome is unexpected and contrary to what is anticipated, creating a sense of irony.

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  • 3. 

    "Snape snapped" and "said Sirius seriously" are both examples of...

    • A.

      Alliteration

    • B.

      Assonance

    • C.

      Pun

    • D.

      Irony

    Correct Answer
    A. Alliteration
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Alliteration" because both phrases contain the repetition of initial consonant sounds. In "Snape snapped," the "s" sound is repeated, and in "said Sirius seriously," the "s" sound is also repeated. Alliteration is a literary device used to create rhythm, emphasize certain words or phrases, and add musicality to the language.

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  • 4. 

    "Get too near a dementor and every good feeling, every happy memory will be sucked out of you." A dementor is a(n) ______ of depression.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Hyperbole

    • C.

      Symbol

    • D.

      Allusion

    Correct Answer
    C. Symbol
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that a dementor is a symbol of depression. This means that the presence of a dementor represents or symbolizes the feelings and experiences associated with depression, such as the loss of good feelings and happy memories. The comparison between getting near a dementor and the effects of depression implies that dementors serve as a metaphorical representation of the emotional and psychological state of depression.

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  • 5. 

    Ron says that Moaning Myrtle is "a little sensitive" after she screams in his face for throwing something at her. This is an example a(n)...

    • A.

      Hyperbole

    • B.

      Understatement

    • C.

      Pun

    • D.

      Sarcasm

    Correct Answer
    B. Understatement
    Explanation
    In this scenario, Ron describes Moaning Myrtle's reaction as being "a little sensitive" after she screams in his face. This implies that Ron is downplaying the severity of her reaction, making it an understatement. Instead of acknowledging the intensity of her response, Ron minimizes it by using the phrase "a little sensitive."

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  • 6. 

    "Sword of Gryffindor" and "Godric's Hollow" are both examples of...

    • A.

      Assonance

    • B.

      Consonance

    • C.

      Alliteration

    • D.

      Onomatopoeia

    Correct Answer
    A. Assonance
    Explanation
    Assonance is the repetition of vowel sounds in nearby words. In the given options, both "Sword of Gryffindor" and "Godric's Hollow" contain the repetition of the "o" sound, making them examples of assonance. Consonance refers to the repetition of consonant sounds, alliteration refers to the repetition of initial consonant sounds, and onomatopoeia refers to words that imitate or suggest the sound they describe.

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  • 7. 

    "If you don't get my Harry Potter jokes, then there is something siriusly ron with you." This is an example of a(n)...

    • A.

      Symbol

    • B.

      Understatement

    • C.

      Sarcasm

    • D.

      Pun

    Correct Answer
    D. Pun
    Explanation
    The given statement is an example of a pun. A pun is a form of wordplay that exploits multiple meanings of a word or words that sound similar but have different meanings. In this case, the pun is created by using the names of characters from the Harry Potter series (Sirius and Ron) to create a play on words. The phrase "something siriusly ron with you" is a play on the word "seriously wrong," using the names of the characters to create a humorous twist.

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  • 8. 

    Harry Potter: "Yes."Professor Snape: "Yes, sir."Harry Potter: "There's no need to call me sir, Professor."This is an example of...

    • A.

      Pun

    • B.

      Sarcasm

    • C.

      Irony

    • D.

      Idiom

    Correct Answer
    B. Sarcasm
    Explanation
    This conversation between Harry Potter and Professor Snape demonstrates sarcasm. Harry's response of "There's no need to call me sir, Professor" is sarcastic because he is implying that Professor Snape's use of "sir" is unnecessary and perhaps even mocking the formality of the title.

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  • 9. 

    "The wand chooses the wizard, Mr. Potter." This is an example of...

    • A.

      Personification

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Onomatopoeia

    • D.

      Alliteration

    Correct Answer
    A. Personification
    Explanation
    This statement is an example of personification because it gives human characteristics to an inanimate object, the wand. It suggests that the wand has the ability to make a choice, which is a human characteristic.

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  • 10. 

    "I'm so hungry I could eat a hippogriff!" and "Merlin's beard!" are both examples of a(n)...

    • A.

      Personification

    • B.

      Idiom

    • C.

      Irony

    • D.

      Consonance

    Correct Answer
    B. Idiom
    Explanation
    The given expressions "I'm so hungry I could eat a hippogriff!" and "Merlin's beard!" are both examples of idioms. Idioms are phrases or expressions that have a figurative meaning different from their literal meaning. In this case, "I could eat a hippogriff" is not meant to be taken literally, but rather to convey extreme hunger. Similarly, "Merlin's beard!" is an exclamation used to express surprise or astonishment. Both expressions are commonly used in English language and are considered idiomatic.

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  • 11. 

    "mountains of roast and boiled potatoes" is an example of...

    • A.

      Allusion

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Euphemism

    • D.

      Hyperbole

    Correct Answer
    D. Hyperbole
    Explanation
    The phrase "mountains of roast and boiled potatoes" is an exaggerated statement, emphasizing the abundance or excessive amount of potatoes. This use of exaggeration is a characteristic of hyperbole, which is a figure of speech that involves exaggerating for emphasis or dramatic effect. In this case, the hyperbole is used to vividly describe the large quantity of potatoes, creating a strong visual image in the reader's mind.

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  • 12. 

    "Innumerable candles were hovering in midair over four long, crowded tables, making golden plates and goblets sparkle." This is an example of...

    • A.

      Imagery

    • B.

      Personification

    • C.

      Metaphor

    • D.

      Simile

    Correct Answer
    A. Imagery
    Explanation
    The passage describes a scene where candles are floating in midair, creating a visual image of the setting. This evokes a sense of wonder and enchantment, appealing to the reader's senses and imagination. Therefore, this passage is an example of imagery, as it vividly portrays the scene and creates a visual experience for the reader.

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  • 13. 

    "You could make out his eyes, glinting like black beetles under all the hair." This is an example of...

    • A.

      Onomatopoeia

    • B.

      Simile

    • C.

      Metaphor

    • D.

      Idiom

    Correct Answer
    B. Simile
    Explanation
    The given sentence compares the person's eyes to black beetles, indicating that the eyes are shining and noticeable. This comparison uses the word "like," which is a key indicator of a simile. A simile is a figure of speech that directly compares two different things using "like" or "as." In this case, the simile helps create a vivid image of the person's eyes and their intense gaze.

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  • 14. 

    Calling Voldemort by "He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named" or "You-Know-Who" rather than his actual name is an example of...

    • A.

      Pun

    • B.

      Sarcasm

    • C.

      Euphemism

    • D.

      Irony

    Correct Answer
    C. Euphemism
    Explanation
    Calling Voldemort by "He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named" or "You-Know-Who" rather than his actual name is an example of euphemism. Euphemism is the use of a mild or indirect word or expression to refer to something unpleasant or taboo. In the case of Voldemort, his actual name is considered so terrifying and dangerous that people choose to use alternative phrases to refer to him. This serves as a way to avoid directly acknowledging or speaking his name, which is believed to bring bad luck or attract his attention.

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  • 15. 

    The character of Remus Lupin, a werewolf, is an example of a(n) _____ to Roman mythology because the founders of Remus were said to be raised by wolves.

    • A.

      Allusion

    • B.

      Symbol

    • C.

      Metaphor

    • D.

      Euphemism

    Correct Answer
    A. Allusion
    Explanation
    The character of Remus Lupin, a werewolf, is an example of an allusion to Roman mythology because the founders of Rome, Romulus and Remus, were said to be raised by wolves. This reference to the mythological story of Romulus and Remus being raised by wolves is used to create a connection between the character of Remus Lupin and the ancient Roman myth.

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