Literary Devices

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Literary Devices
Identify the best answer to describe the following literary devices found in The Adventures of
Huckleberry Finn.
1. Jim said you mustn't count the things you are going to cook for dinner, because that would bring
bad luck. The same if you shook the table-cloth after sundown.
A. Allegory
B. Allusion
C. Metaphor
D. Foreshadowing
2. and you see the mist curl up off of the water
A. Symbolism
B. Allegory
C. Personification
D. Metaphor
3. Select the best description of tone reflected by each passage.
"Look here, if you're telling the truth you needn't be afraid--nobody'll hurt you. But don't try to
budge; stand right where you are. Rouse out Bob and Tom, some of you, and fetch the guns.
George Jackson, is there anybody with you?"
What is the best description of tone for this passage?
A. reluctant
B. sorrowful
C. distressed
D. comforting
4. Select the best example of imagery.
A. She was a big one, and she was coming in a hurry, too, looking like a black cloud with rows of
glow-worms around it; but all of a sudden she bulged out, big and scary, with a long row of wideopen furnace doors shining like red-hot teeth, and her monstrous bows and guards hanging right
over us. There was a yell at us, and a jingling of bells to stop the engines, a powwow of cussing,
and whistling of steam--and as Jim went overboard on one side and I on the other, she come
smashing straight through the raft.
B. It was one of these long, slanting, two-mile crossings; so I was a good long time in getting
over.
C. Well, I just felt sick. But I says, I GOT to do it--I can't get OUT of it. Right then along comes a
skiff with two men in it with guns, and they stopped and I stopped
D. He jumped and got the canoe ready, and put his old coat in the bottom for me to set on, and
give me the paddle.
5. I went along up the bank with one eye out for pap and t'other one out for what the rise might
fetch along. Well, all at once here comes a canoe; just a beauty, too, about thirteen or fourteen
foot long, riding high like a duck. I shot head-first off of the bank like a frog, clothes and all on, and
struck out for the canoe.
A. Alllusion
B. Simile
C. Metaphor
D. Personification
6. YOU don't know about me without you have read a book by the name of The Adventures of
Tom Sawyer; but that ain't no matter. That book was made by Mr. Mark Twain, and he told the
truth, mainly. There was things which he stretched, but mainly he told the truth.
A. Allegory
B. Allusion
C. Metaphor
D. Foreshadowing
7. What might a river symbolize?
A. Release yourself and be free.
B. Do not tempt fate.
C. The last mile is the longest.
D. Forgive but do not forget.
8. I clumb up the shed and crept into my window just before day was breaking. My new clothes
was all greased up and clayey, and I was dog-tired.
A. Irony
B. Allusion
C. Metaphor
D. Personification
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