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Linguistics & Literary Science

3.3
(90 votes)
11 questions
English
1

What is the name of a stylistic literary device used to illustrate significant real-world problems?

Allegory

Alliteration

Elegy

Hyperbole

46% got this right

2

What is the name for a speech in praise of a person who has recently died?

Eulogy

Elegy

Ethology

Eudemis

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3

What is an elegy?

A poem written in a lamenting tone

A drinking song

A figure of speech

A speech in praise of a person

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4

"I heard it with my own ears" is an example of which kind of literary device?

Pleonasm

Allegory

Analogy

Elegy

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5

What is the name for the study of sound patterns and meanings?

Phonology

Analogy

Etymology

Semantics

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6

Which word best describes the term hyperbole?

Exaggeration

Comparison

Joke

Lie

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7

What defines an epic?

A long poem telling the story of heroic figures

A drama with a happy ending

A lengthy spoof

A story with a sensational plot

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8

What is the academic study of symbols called?

Semiotics

Hermeneutics

Psychology

Sinology

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9

What is the word used to describe the purification or purgation of emotions?

Catharsis

Hubris

Hypothesis

Nemesis

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10

"Britain’s biggest dog is named Tiny" is an example of which literary device?

Irony

Allegory

Euphemism

Sarcasm

51% got this right

11

What do etymologists study?

A word's origin

A word's meaning

A word's sound

A word's usage in everyday life

52% got this right