Introductory Literary Devices Quiz

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Introductory Literary Devices Quiz
On a sheet of paper, write down the definitions below.
Place the word from the word bank beside the corresponding definition.
1. Describes a contradiction (eg. Bittersweet)
WORD BANK
2. Main character or hero
3. Revelation of past events through thoughts or dialogue
4. Abstract idea represented by a concrete object
5. Comparison using like or as
6. Recurring pictures through words
7. Gives human qualities to inanimate objects
8. Same sound starts a series of syllables
9. How the poem is structured
10. Series of events in a story, play, novel, etc.
11. Atmosphere the poem creates
12. Sound of the word reflects it’s meaning
13. Comparison without using ‘like’ or ‘as’
14. Opposition of forces
15. Time, place, and overall feeling of a plot
16. Argument or preposition
17. The opposite of what you think will happen, happens
18. Perspective the plot is told from
19. A prediction of what is to come
20. Events immediately after the climax
21. Introduction of the plot
22. Events immediately before the climax
23. Overall lesson or ideas of a text
24. Most exciting part of a plot
25. Character in opposition to the protagonist
plot
theme
irony
protagonist
imagery
simile
metaphor
antagonist
alliteration
setting
flashback
onomatopoeia
personification
foreshadow
exposition
climax
falling action
rising action
point of view
symbol
thesis
stanza
mood
oxymoron
conflict
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