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Elements of Lit.

Unit 1

QuestionAnswer
Within the main comparison of "The Windows," the word 'anneal' conveys God's ability to forgive our sins. False
In "Mother to Son" the speaker's perseverance is commendable , even scriptural. True
John's statement "And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us" contains an example of synecdoche. True
The world's first poem was created by Eve when she first saw Adam. False
In "The Return of the Rangers," Roberts often relies on personification to show the dangers of nature. True
Understanding the Bible's literary features helps Christians better understand God's message. True
Petrunkevitch's essay "The Spider and the Wasp" shows how informative literature is the most likely kind to use imaginative comparisons effectively. False
Imaginative comparisons inherently communicate information less clearly than literal language. False
In "A Bird Came Down the Walk," Dickinson employs personification to better catch readers' interest. True
An extended metaphor is the term used when the tenor remains unstated. False
The hero of Kenneth Roberts's "Return of the Rangers" is clearly Captain Ogden. False
Kenneth Roberts's polished writing style incorporates parallelism to aid in compression and in maintaining a matter-of-fact approach. True
The core mark of great writing. Theme
A complex form of an extended metaphor. Allegory
A speaker's or writer's directly addressing an absent person, abstraction, or inanimate object. Apostrophe
The use of words that are harsh or dissonant in sound. Cacophony
A type of comparison that draws a striking parallel between two seemingly different things. Conceit
The use of words whose sounds are pleasant and musical to the ear. Euphony
An artful deviation from literal speech or normal word order. Figurative language
Descriptive words or phrases that appeal to sense perceptions in order to crate an impression. Imagery
An expression in which a related thing stands for the thing itself. Metonomy
Giving human characteristics to something that is not human. Personification
Using part of something to stand for the whole. Synecdoche
A recurring or emerging idea in a work of literature. Theme
The term for a metaphor whose tenor remains unstated. Implied Metaphor
In a metaphor the original subject which the metaphor seeks to describe. Tenor
A comparison of two unlike objects using like or as. Simile
The major turning point for the main character; the point at which something happens that affects the outcome of the story and determines the future of the main character. Crisis
Created by: saltellis