Linguistics & Literary Science

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

Allegory

Elegy

Hyperbole

Alliteration

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

Eulogy

Ethology

Elegy

Eudemis

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What is an elegy?

A poem written in a lamenting tone

A speech in praise of a person

A figure of speech

A drinking song

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

Pleonasm

Analogy

Allegory

Elegy

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

Phonology

Semantics

Etymology

Analogy

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Which word best describes the term hyperbole?

Exaggeration

Comparison

Joke

Lie

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What defines an epic?

A long poem telling the story of heroic figures

A drama with a happy ending

A story with a sensational plot

A lengthy spoof

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What is the academic study of symbols called?

Semiotics

Hermeneutics

Psychology

Sinology

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

Catharsis

Nemesis

Hypothesis

Hubris

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

Irony

Sarcasm

Euphemism

Allegory

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What do etymologists study?

A word's origin

A word's meaning

A word's sound

A word's usage in everyday life

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