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Unit 1 test review

Bob Jones Elements of Literature unit 1 test review

TermDefinition
imaginative comparison that uses "like" or "as" simile
non-human objects taking on human qualities personification
In "Dawn in the Forest" the author uses his five______________ to create imagery senses
"What Stumped the Bluejays" has prominent examples of what type of imaginative comparison? personification
What initially puzzles the bluejay when he begins dropping acorns in the hole? He cannot hear them hit the bottom of the hole.
How is the mystery of the knothole finally solved in "What Stumped the Bluejays?" one of the bluejays looks in through the half-open door.
the bird's feathers being compared to a ship's sails in "A Bird Came Down the Walk" is a _______________________. metaphor
A play on words that are identical or similar in sound but different in meaning is a pun
What does a thesis sentence tell the reader? The main topic of the whole essay
in "The Fly," what is the main characteristic of the fly Ruskin focuses on? his independence
In "The Fly," the slapping motion of aman's hand compared to an acre of red clay crashing down is what type of imaginative comparison? a simile
Define 'impudence' rude and not showing respect
What does Ruskin imply about unlimited freedom by the fly's tendency to indulge in sweets and things in the butcher's back yard? unlimited freedom eventually results in a loss of the ability to discriminate properly.
In "A Noiseless, Patient Spider," Walt Whitman uses a ____________________ as a vehicle of comparison. a spider beginning to spin its web.
In the second stanza of Whitman's poem about the spider, he makes a comparison to the human soul's search for ___________________________. connection and foundation.
What does the soul represent in Whitman's poem about the noiseless, patient spider? men who are ceaselessly seeking truth
What is the most important requirement in the struggle for survival, according to "The Spider and the Wasp?" an adequate source of food
Be able to identify the thesis statement in "The Spider and the Wasp" The thesis statement is the "Mega topic sentence"
How does a tarantula respond when something touches its leg and it is not hungry? it shakes its leg
What are some characteristics of the digger wasp? wingspan... food source... indicator that it is about to attack...
Why does Petrunkevitch say that the tarantula is "stupid?" it follows its instinctive pattern of trying to escape rather than trying to defend itself.
an expression in which a related thing stands for the thing itself metonymy
synecdoche an expression in which a part stands for the whole
What novel was "Dawn in the Forest" taken from? Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
What creature does Tom notice an ant struggling with in "Dawn in the Forest" a spider five times larger than itself
According to Tom, what insect is "credulous about conflagrations?" the ladybug
in "A Bird Came Down the Walk," what "fellow" does the bird eat raw? the angleworm
What does Emily Dickinson offer the bird as a token of friendship? a crumb
What two comparisons does the poet use to describe the bird's flight? ships and butterflies
What are the "Banks of Noon" from which the butterflies leap? Banks of flowers
what three professions does Dickinson associate with the "Prompt, Executive Bird"? bailiff, brigadier, magistrate
What are trichobothria? fine hairs that grow from disk like membranes on the tarantula's legs.
What was Mark Twain's Christian belief? He was not a believer in God's providence toward humans
How did Emily Dickinson view the Bible? as a source of poetic inspiration rather than as an inerrant guide to life
What is the meter and rhyme scheme of "A Noiseless Patient Spider"? indefinite
What is Walt Whitman's most famous collection of poetry called? "Leaves of Grass"
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