Literary Terms Quiz

Literary Terms Quiz
Match the following Literary Terms with the correct definition by putting the appropriate letter next
to the term
1. Alliteration____
11. Hyperbole_____
2. Allusion_____
12. Motif______
3. Irony_____
13. Metaphor_____
4. Imagery______
14. Onomatopoeia______
5. Figurative Language_____
15. Personification______
6. Parallelism_____
16. Rhetorical Question______
7. Allegory_____
17. Satire_____
8. Conflict______
18. Simile_____
9. Diction_____
19. Tone______
10. Foreshadowing_____
20. Ambiguity___
A. A question asked without the expectation of a reply
B. Exaggeration or overstatement
C. A way to describe something through the use of unusual comparisons; goes beyond the
literal meaning of a word or concept
D. Involves one or more of the five senses.
E. A recurring subject, theme or idea in a work
F. A word that imitates the sound it represents
G. A comparison of two things without using “like” or “as”
H. Meaning can be understood or interpreted in more than one way
I. Giving human traits to non-living things
J. A comparison of two things using “like” or “as”
K. A balance of two or more similar words, phrases, or clauses
L. Words that convey a meaning opposite from what they say; when one thing is expected and
something else happens
M. The author’s attitude toward the subject or audience
N. Clues that suggest future events in the work
O. The style of speaking or writing; word choice
P. Repetition of consonant sounds
Q. When an author mentions something in his/her work directly or indirectly; a reference to
another work, movie, event, popular song, etc.
R. Extended metaphor
S. Use of irony, sarcasm, or ridicule to highlight folly or vice in something
T. When two opposing forces are present
Literary Terms Quiz