Literature Terms Vocabulary Practice (page 4)

Updated on Sep 8, 2011


  1. True
  2. False, correct word is protagonist
  3. False, correct word is infer
  4. False, the correct word is onomatopoeia
  5. True
  6. False, the correct word is protagonist
  7. False, the correct word is satire
  8. True
  9. True
  10. False, the correct word is etymology

Choosing the Right Word

  1. anecdotes. Context clue is that she is telling stories that are humorous.
  2. epigram. Context clue is that an epigram or short saying may be described as witty or clever.
  3. personification. Context clue is that personification refers to a person's typifying or embodying a certain quality: in this case, fear.
  4. irony. Context clue is that irony conveys the incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs.
  5. pun. Context clue is that a pun is a play on words, such as those that may sound alike.
  6. rhetoric. Context clue is that rhetoric is the art of using language effectively and persuasively.
  7. protagonist. Context clue is that a protagonist is the main character of a text whose experiences provide the central action.
  8. trite. Context clue is that trite phrases are described as overused and here, in contrast to the poet's talent.
  9. soliloquy. Context clue is that a soliloquy is a dramatic form in which a character talks to himself, revealing his thoughts without addressing a listener.
  10. aphorism. Context clue is the saying in quotes. An aphorism is a saying or adage.

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