Literary Devices Quiz

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What literary device is used in the line 'Amanda, Amanda, straight, Amanda, sea, me, blissfully'?


In the line 'I am an orphan, roaming the street', the word 'orphan' is an example of:


What is the meaning of the word 'hushed' as used in the passage?

Muted and quiet

What type of sound device is exemplified in the line 'Stop that slouching and sit up straight'?


What does the poet achieve by using the word 'emerald sea' in the poem?

Creates a visual image

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Literary Devices and Poetic Techniques

  • The line "Amanda, Amanda, straight, Amanda, sea, me, blissfully" employs the literary device of anaphora, which involves the repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive clauses or lines.
  • The word "orphan" in the line "I am an orphan, roaming the street" is an example of metaphor, as it compares the speaker's emotional state to a literal orphan.
  • The word "hushed" in the passage means soft and quiet, implying a sense of calmness or secrecy.
  • The line "Stop that slouching and sit up straight" exemplifies the sound device of alliteration, where words that start with the same sound are repeated in close proximity.
  • The poet's use of "emerald sea" achieves a vivid and evocative imagery, creating a powerful and serene visual representation in the reader's mind.

Test your understanding of literary devices with this quiz. Identify examples of anaphora, assonance, rhyme, metaphor, repetition, imagery, and alliteration in various lines and passages. Sharpen your skills in recognizing and interpreting these techniques in literature and poetry.

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