AP lang and comp lit terms review game 3

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AP Lang & Comp Terms
Batch #3
(Review Game Version)
#1
Identify the device being used:
“I came, I saw, I conquered.”
(Attributed to Julius Caesar)
Answer #1
Asyndeton
The omission of coordinating conjunctions,
such as in a series.
#2
Identify the literary device/term:
A character who illuminates the qualities of
another character by means of contrast.
Answer #2
foil
#3
Identify the device being used:
Want to take a ride in my new wheels?
Answer #3
Synecdoche
A figure of speech in which a PART of an
entity is used to refer to the whole.
#4
Identify the device being used:
“My Love Is Like a Red, Red Rose”
(title of a poem by Robert Burns)
Answer #4
Simile
A comparison of two unlike things through
the use of like or as
#5
Identify the device being used:
A cruel wind
Answer #5
Personification/pathetic fallacy
The attribution of human feeling or
motivation to a nonhuman object, esp. an
object found in nature.
#6
Identify the device being used:
In the stories of Nathaniel Hawthorne,
characters, objects, and events often
symbolize moral qualities.
Answer #6
Allegory
A narrative in which literal meaning
corresponds directly with symbolic meaning
in an allegory, each elements symbolizes
something else.
#7
Identify the device being used:
Appointing a Wall Street insider to direct the
Securities and Exchange Commission is
like telling a fox to guard the henhouse.
Answer #7
Analogy
A comparison based on a specific similarity between
things that are otherwise unlike, or inference that
if two things are alike in some ways, they will be
alike in others. Often analogies draw a
comparison between something abstract and
something more concrete or easier to visualize.
#8
Identify the literary device/term:
A fundamental and universal idea explored
in a literary work.
Answer #8
theme
#9
Identify the literary device/term:
The way the words in a piece of writing are
put together to form lines, phrases, or
clauses; the basic structure of a piece of
writing.
Answer #9
syntax
#10
Identify the device being used:
“[F]or there is only one thing in the world
worse than being talked about, and that is
not being talked about.”
(Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray)
Answer #10
Aphorism
A concise expression of insight or wisdom.
#11
Identify the device being used:
He is not unfriendly.
Answer #11
Litotes
Deliberate understatement, in which an idea
or opinion is often affirmed by negating its
opposite.
#12
Identify the device being used:
“Not that I loved Caesar less,
but that I loved Rome more.”
(Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, 3.2.20-21)
Answer #12
Antithesis
The contrasting of ideas by the use of
parallel structure in phrases and clauses.
#13
Identify the device being used:
“The vanity of others offends our taste only
when it offends our vanity.”
(Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil)
Answer #13
Aphorism
A concise expression of insight or wisdom.
#14
Identify the device being used:
“Be one of the few, the proud, the Marines.”
(Marine Corps advertisement)
Answer #14
Asyndeton
The omission of coordinating conjunctions,
such as in a series.
#15
Identify the device being used:
“Those who are faithful know only the trivial
side of love; it is the faithless who know
love’s tragedies.”
(Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray)
Answer #15
Paradox
A statement that seems absurd or even
contradictory but that often expresses a
deeper truth.
#16
Identify the device being used:
Referring to business people as “suits”
Answer #16
Metonymy
A figure of speech in which something is
referred to by one of its attributes.
#17
Identify the device being used:
Romeo loves Juliet and Juliet, Romeo.
Answer #17
Ellipsis
A figure of speech in which a word or short
phrase is omitted but easily understood
from the context.
#18
Identify the device being used:
Firefighters are usually brave and friendly.
Jim Potter is a firefighter.
So, he is probably brave and friendly.
Answer #18
Deductive reasoning
Reasoning in which one derives a specific
conclusion from something generally or
universally understood to be true.
#19
Identify the literary device/term:
A literary style in which the narrator tells the
story from his/her own point of view and
refers to him/herself as I.
Answer #19
First-person point of view
#20
Identify the device being used:
They had a great thirst for viewing new
paintings.
Answer #20
Synaesthesia
The use of one kind of sensory experience
to describe another.
#21
Identify the literary device/term:
The point of view through which a subject or
its parts are mentally perceived.
Answer #21
perspective
#22
Identify the literary device/term:
The use of objects, characters, figures, or
colors to represent abstract ideas or
concepts.
(Have different meanings in different contexts)
Answer #22
Symbolism
#23
Identify the literary device/term:
Focusing on the explicit meaning of words
only, and not dealing with context,
connotation, figurative language, or other
elements that add deeper shades of
meaning to a text.
Answer #23
Literal
#24
Identify the literary device/term:
The process of proving something wrong by
argument or evidence.
Answer #24
Refutation
#25
Identify the device being used:
Turn over a new leaf.
Answer #25
Cliché
An expression that has been used so
frequently, it has lost its expressive power.
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