Literary Devices Quiz

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What is the definition of an allegory?

A story with two or more levels of meaning, literal and symbolic

What literary device is defined as the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words or syllables?

Alliteration

Which term refers to a figure of speech where a speaker directly addresses an absent person, quality, object, or idea?

Apostrophe

Which literary device involves repeating a word or words at the beginning of successive clauses or verses?

Anaphora

What type of poetry is written in unrhymed iambic pentameter?

Blank Verse

In literature, what is an antagonist?

A character or force in conflict with the protagonist

What is an iamb?

A foot with one weak stress followed by one strong stress

What is a climax in a literary work?

The highest point of interest or suspense

What does denotation refer to?

The dictionary meaning of a word

What is an elegy?

A solemn and formal lyric poem about death

What is figurative language?

Writing or speech not meant to be taken literally

What is a flashback in a literary work?

A section that interrupts the chronological presentation of events to relate an event from an earlier time

Test your knowledge of literary devices by identifying and understanding concepts such as allegory, alliteration, allusion, and anaphora. Explore how these devices enhance the meaning and depth of written works.

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