Language techniques quiz

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What is alliteration?

Select one of the following:

  • the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.

  • resemblance of sound between syllables of nearby words, arising particularly from the rhyming of two or more stressed vowels, but not consonants (e.g. sonnet, porridge ), but also from the use of identical consonants with different vowels (e.g. killed, cold, culled ).

Question 2 of 10

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What is enjambment?

Select one of the following:

  • Mild expression used to replace a harsh one.

  • A poetic technique, when a sentence or phrase runs over more than one line (or stanza). This assists the flow of a poem.

Question 3 of 10

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What is personification?

Select one of the following:

  • the act of lending a human quality, emotion or ambition to a non-human object or being.

  • the practice of attaching human traits and characteristics with inanimate objects, phenomena and animals.

Question 4 of 10

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What is hyperbole?

Select one of the following:

  • a literary device wherein the author uses specific words and phrases that exaggerate and overemphasize the basic crux of the statement in order to produce a grander, more noticeable effect.

  • the distinctive tone or tenor of an author’s writings.

Question 5 of 10

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What is circumlocution?

Select one of the following:

  • Short, simple sentences or truncated sentences create tension, haste or urgency; compound or complex sentences are slower, often feature in formal texts.

  • a form of writing where the writer uses exaggeratedly long and complex sentences in order to convey a meaning that could have otherwise been conveyed through a shorter, much simpler sentence.

Question 6 of 10

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What is an authorial Intrusion?

Select one of the following:

  • a literary device wherein the author penning the story, poem or prose steps away from the text and speaks out to the reader.

  • a sort of introduction to a story that usually sets the tone for the story and acts as a bit of a backgrounder or a “sneak peek” into the story.

Question 7 of 10

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Is this an example of amplification? "It’s no wonder everyone refers to Mary as another Mother Teresa in the making; she loves to help and care after people everywhere- from the streets to her own friends."

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 8 of 10

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Is this an example of euphony?
It has been said that the phrase “cellar door” is reportedly the most pleasant sounding phrase in the English language.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 9 of 10

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What is an archetype?

Select one of the following:

  • Harsh sounds in a sentence or phrase.

  • a reference to a concept, a person or an object that has served as a prototype of its kind and is the original idea that has come to be used over and over again.

Question 10 of 10

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Is this an example of a metaphor?
"In the same way as one cannot have the rainbow without the rain, one cannot achieve success and riches without hard work."

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False
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