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KCK10RHS0105: Identify, interpret, and analyze the use of figurative language, including similes, metaphors, analogies, hyperbole, onomatopoeia, personification, idioms, imagery, and symbolism in a passage, using context clues KCK10RHS0117: Analyze and evaluate how an author? S or narrator? S style, including word choice and sentence structure, works with the author? S or narrator? S use of literary devices, such as foreshadowing, flashback, irony, figurative language, symbolism, tone, mood, satire, imagery, point of view, allusion, dialogue, overstatement, paradox, and kinds of evidence used, to achieve the intended purpose for writing a variety of passages


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  • 1. 
    1. Which of the following is the definition for simile:
    • A. 

      A figure of speech in which the truth is exaggerated for emphasis or humorous effect.

    • B. 

      Is a figure of speech comparing two unlike things that have something in common.

    • C. 

      A comparison between two unlike things that have something in common using the words like or as to make a comparison.

  • 2. 
    The following statement is an example of a simile: "Cassius is as sneaky as a slithering snake in the grass."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    1. CICERO: What—have you seen something so strange that it is clearly an omen from the gods?
    2. CASCA: A common slave—you’d know him if you saw him—held up his left hand, which flamed and burned like twenty torches together. And yet his hand was immune to the fire and didn’t get burned. Also—I’ve kept my sword unsheathed since I saw this—in front of the Capitol I met a lion who looked at me and strutted by without bothering to attack me. And there were a hundred spooked women huddled together in fear who swore they saw men on fire walk up and down the streets.
    1. What would be the appropriate Tone & Mood for this section in the play?
                *Remember the Author's tone sets the reader's mood*
    • A. 

      The Author's Tone: dramatic & exaggerated The reader's Mood: frightening & eerie

    • B. 

      The author's Tone: loving & sympathetic / The reader's Mood: silly & goofy

    • C. 

      The author's Tone: calm & peaceful / The reader's Mood: lazy & relaxing

  • 4. 
    1. *Idioms: An expression that means something other than the literal meanings of its individual words. Example Idioms:      "Kick the bucket" = When someone dies      "A piece of cake"= Something is easy      "A taste of your own medicine"=  When someone does to you, what you do to others 2. Therefore the idiom underlined in the following sentence below means: Cassius continuously "added fuel to the fire" as he spoke to Brutus about Caesar's weaknesses.
    • A. 

      When someone does some burning.

    • B. 

      Whenever something is done to make a bad situation even worse than it is.

    • C. 

      When someone sits back and does absolutely nothing.

  • 5. 
    In act 1 of Julius Caesar, how effective was the author's use of foreshadowing "Beware of the ides of March"?
    • A. 

      Effective, because it shows that Caesar is scared is as he walks away.

    • B. 

      Effective, because it shows how frightened all of Rome is after the Soothsayer shouts it out twice.

    • C. 

      Not very effective, because it shows how Caesar blows the whole thing off by saying "He is a dreamer. Let's leave him. Pass",

  • 6. 
    The following is the definition for the term Paradox: A statement or situation containing apparently contradictory or incompatible elements, but on closer inspection may be true.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The following is an example of a Paradox: "Cowards die many times before their deaths."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Which type of irony fits best with Marullus & Flavius being put to death for removing decorations from Caesar's statues:
    • A. 

      Situational Irony: when a situation occurs which is quite the reverse of what one might have expected. (Unexpected twist) one might have expected. (Unexpected twist)

    • B. 

      Verbal irony: a figure of speech when an expression used is the opposite of the thought in the speaker's mind, thus conveying a meaning that contradicts the literal definition.

    • C. 

      Both A & B

  • 9. 
    What could the action of Cassius planting fake letters in the home of Brutus symbolize?
    • A. 

      That he's truly looking out for Brutus.

    • B. 

      That he is being very sneaky and dishonest towards Brutus.

    • C. 

      That he is doing the most honest and noble thing for Brutus.

  • 10. 
    The following is the definition for Allusion: A reference to a famous person or event in life or literature. i.e. Therefore all listed below are examples of Allusions in the play Julius Caesar except for which?
    • A. 

      "why, man he doth bestride the narrow world like a Colossus" (Colossus of Rhodes is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world)

    • B. 

      "No, Cassius. The eye can't see itself by reflection in some other things" (Brutus explaining how he can't see greatness in himself)

    • C. 

      "Ay, as Aeneas, our great ancestor, did from the flames of Troy upon his shoulder the old Anchises bear.." ( Aeneas was the son of Anchises and Aphrodite. He is associated with the founding of Rome, and his story is told in Virgil's Aeneid.)

  • 11. 
    Analogies: the comparison of two pairs, which have the same relationship. Therefore all are analogies except for:
    • A. 

      Mop is to classroom as Teacher is to rest

    • B. 

      Go is to green as red is to stop

    • C. 

      Hand as to glove as foot is to shoe

  • 12. 
    How effective was the Author's use of Imagery on Act 1 Scene 3: "I’ve seen storms in which the angry winds split old oak trees, and I’ve seen the ocean swell, rage, and foam, as if it wanted to reach the storm clouds, but never before tonight, never until now, have I experienced a storm that drops fire" "A common slave—you’d know him if you saw him—held up his left hand, which flamed and burned like twenty torches together. And yet his hand was immune to the fire and didn’t get burned." "there were a hundred spooked women huddled together in fear who swore they saw men on fire walk up and down the streets."
    • A. 

      Somewhat effective, there is some detail to imagine what has happened that night.

    • B. 

      Not effective there is little to no detail to imagine what has happened that night.

    • C. 

      Very effective, there was a lot of detail to help paint a picture in the mind of the reader so that one could imagine what has happened that night.

  • 13. 
    Choose the appropriate sentence that portrays an example of an onomatopoeia.
    • A. 

      The thunder and lightening was very loud and scary in the beginning of scene 3.

    • B. 

      The thunder and lightening shook all of Rome in the beginning of scene 3.

    • C. 

      The thunder boomed and the lightening blindly lit up the sky in the beginning of scene 3.

  • 14. 
    The definition of personification is:
    • A. 

      A figure of speech in which the truth is exaggerated for emphasis or humorous effect.

    • B. 

      Is an object or action that represents something else.

    • C. 

      Is giving human qualities to animals or objects.

  • 15. 
    Which group is conspiring against Caesar?
    • A. 

      Marullus & Flavius

    • B. 

      Antony, Calpurnia, &

    • C. 

      Cassius, Brutus, Casca, & Cinna