Rhetorical Devices and Figures of Speech Quiz

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Which figure of speech involves raising questions and then immediately answering them?

Hypophora

Which figure of speech involves the repetition of the same words at the end of successive phrases?

Epistrophe

Which figure of speech involves arranging words or sentences in increasing importance?

Climactic Order

Which figure of speech involves the deliberate exaggeration for emphasis or effect?

Hyperbole

Which figure of speech involves the repetition of the same words at the beginning of successive phrases?

Anaphora

Which figure of speech involves reverse parallelism where the second part mirrors the first in reverse order?

Chiasmus

What figure of speech is used in the sentence 'He's like a bear in the morning if he hasn't gotten enough sleep.'?

Simile

Which figure of speech is demonstrated in the phrase 'The ship began to creak and protest.'?

Personification

What is the figure of speech used in the sentence 'The body is a unit, though made up of many parts, like Christ and the church.'?

Analogy

What is the figure of speech in the phrase 'Canada, the country of cold rocks'?

Cacophony

What is the figure of speech in the phrase 'My bounty is as boundless as the sea.'?

Metaphor

Which figure of speech is used in the sentence 'If you take his parking place, you can expect World War II all over again.'?

Allusion

'Jesus declared, 'I am the bread of life.'' What figure of speech is used in this statement?

Metaphor

'He showed a rather simple taste, a taste for good art, good food, and good friends.' Which figure of speech is used in this sentence?

Amplification

'What a pity that youth must be wasted on the young.' This statement is an example of which figure of speech?

Paradox

In the phrase 'Laughing at him from the shadows stood the actor's worst nightmare.', what type of language device is being used?

Abnormal Word Order

Test your knowledge of rhetorical devices and figures of speech with this quiz. Identify and understand examples of expletive, understatement, hyperbole, and parallelism in sentences.

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