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Study Guide Questions

1.     A story in which a person or an object takes on a symbolic meaning is a(n) ________________.
2.     What device is being used when several words in a series begin with the same sound?
3.     When a writer refers to a character from another novel, a(n) ________________________ is being made.
4.     A(n) ___________________________ compares two things so as to show their similarities.
5.     The person or force in opposition to the protagonist is the ___________________________.
6.     A clever one-line observation about life is a(n) ___________________________________.
7.     What device is used when a character speaks directly to something that is not human?
8.     A book written about the author's own life is a(n) ___________________________________.
9.     An ancient story form in poetic verse is a(n) ______________________________.
10.     A book written about someone's life (not the author's life) is a(n) ________________________.
11.     A person or element presented as a person is a(n) ________________________________.
12.     The turning point of a story is also known as its _________________________________.
13.     A comedy ends _________________________ for the protagonist.
14.     A comparison between two stunningly dissimilar things is a(n) ________________________.
15.     What are the four basic kinds of conflict that can occur in stories?
16.     The emotional content of a word or a phrase is its _______________________________.
17.     The literal meaning of a word is its _______________________________.
18.     The outcome of a story is its ________________________________.
19.     _______________________ has to do with a writer's choice of words.
20.     A poem expressing sorrow about a death is a(n) __________________________.
21.     A long, narrative poem about the feats of a hero is a(n) ______________________.
22.     An apt quotation that supports the theme of a literary work is a(n) _____________________.
23.     At the end of a literary work, the _____________________________ lets the reader know what happened to characters.
24.     A literary ___________________________ is a descriptive phrase that helps to define a person's character.
25.     A short piece of prose that expresses a point of view about a particular subject is a(n) _____________________________.
26.     A mild phrase used in place of an offensive expression is a(n) _________________________.
27.     The ________________________________ provides important background information.
28.     A(n) ___________________________demonstrates a moral lesson.
29.     A fabricated story is ____________________________.
30.     ___________________________ language is not to be taken literally.
31.     When a(n) _________________________ occurs, on-going action is interrupted so that a scene from the past can take place.
32.     The character whose actions contrast with those of the main character is the ____________________.
33.     _____________________________________ occurs when hints or clues suggest what may happen later in the story.
34.     Gothic romance is a type of literary _______________________________.
35.     A gross exaggeration is _________________________________.
36.     When words create mental pictures, ________________________ is at work.
37.     The technique used when the reader is plunged into the middle of a story is _____________________________________.
38.     Name the three types of irony.
39.     When the reader knows something that the characters don't know, what type of irony is being used?
40.     A(n) ____________________________ is full of woe and sorrow.
41.     A(n) ____________________________ is an elaborately descriptive phrase that relies heavily upon metaphors.
42.     A short poem that expresses the speaker's personal thoughts or emotions is a(n) ___________________ poem.
43.     What compares two dissimilar things by saying that one of the things actually is the other thing?
44.     The overall feeling of a literary piece is its _______________________.
45.     A repeated theme is a(n) ________________________________.
46.     An unverifiable story, often about mortals, is a(n) ______________________.
47.     The person telling a story is the ____________________________.
48.     Prose writing that focuses on real events is ____________________________.
49.     Any fictional book-length narrative is a(n) __________________________.
50.     A long short story is a(n) ___________________________.
51.     A long, formal, lyric poem about a lofty subject is a(n) ______________________.
52.     What device is used when a word's sound imitates its meaning?
53.     When two seemingly contradictory words are juxtaposed, a writer has created a(n) ________________________________.
54.     When something is true even when it seems as though it ought to be untrue, there is a(n) ________________________________.
55.     Any literary work that idealizes shepherds and/or rustic settings is a(n) _________________.
56.     A humorous imitation of a previous literary work is a(n) _________________________.
57.     When something that is not human is endowed with human characteristics, _____________________________________ is being used.
58.     A linked series of related events is the story's _________________________________.
59.     The hero, or the central character, is the _________________________________________.
60.     A(n) ____________________________ is a play on words.
61.     The ______________________________ follows the climax and ties up loose ends.
62.     A literary piece set in an idealized world is a(n) ______________________________.
63.     A writer shows his or her contempt for society's shortcomings in a(n) ___________________.
64.     The time and place of the story comprise its ____________________________.
65.     A(n) _______________________ compares two unlike things by using the words, "like" or "as."
66.     A(n) _______________________________________ always acts and looks a certain way.
67.     ___________________________ refers to an author's characteristic way of writing.
68.     A story within the main story is a(n) _____________________________________.
69.     ____________________________ makes a reader tense, nervous, or uneasy.
70.     A(n) _____________________________ stands for something.
71.     A story's main idea is its _________________________.
72.     The author's ______________________ expresses his or her attitude about the characters.
73.     When the story's protagonist experiences a downfall or comes to an untimely end, the story is a(n) _____________________________.
74.     A(n) __________________________ minimizes the importance of what is being said.
75.     The dominating tone of a literary work is its _________________________.
76.     When two words are linked to a verb or adjective that is strictly appropriate to only one of them, the author has written a(n) ________________________.
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