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Gafiatulina 2013 M05 11
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Which stylistic device compares two unlike objects with the help of words ‘like’, ‘as’, etc.? Which stylistic device consists of two words, the meanings of which ‘clash’? Which stylistic device is...

  1. Which stylistic device compares two unlike objects with the help of words ‘like’, ‘as’, etc.?
  2. Which stylistic device consists of two words, the meanings of which ‘clash’?
  3. Which stylistic device is also called ‘play on words’?
  4. What is an epithet?
  5. Which stylistic device exaggerates size, height, volume, etc.?
  6. Which stylistic device compares two unlike objects without words ‘like’, ‘as’, etc.?
  7. Which stylistic device states one thing, but means something quite opposite?
  8. Which stylistic device is based on the co-existence of two objects?
  9. Which stylistic device is a longer, more elaborate or sophisticated phrase, used instead of a word, or a much simpler phrase?

10.  What do we call the type of simile made with the help of such words as ‘appear’, ‘seem’, ‘resemble’, etc.?

11.  Which stylistic device exaggerates smallness?

12.  Which stylistic device is used when an uneducated literary character tries to use sophisticated words?

13.  Which subtype of metonymy is built on the relations of a part and the whole?

14.  Which stylistic device is a word, or a phrase used instead of the one not quite good to use in society?

15.  What do we call illogical metaphor?

16.  Which stylistic device consists of a verb and two nouns (one of which makes a set phrase with the verb)?

17.  Which subtype of metonymy turns a common noun into a proper name, or vice versa?

18.  Which subtype of metaphor attributes qualities of a human being to lifeless/abstract objects?

19.  What do we call metaphor that causes metaphoric changes in the following context?

20.  Make an original metaphor with “Life is”.

21.  Make a simile with “Life is”.

22.  Define the relations between the objects in the metonymy “Would you like another cup?”

23.  Give an example of trite metaphor.

24.  Give an example of cliché simile.

25.  What type of epithet consists of words linked with the help of dashes, or hyphens?

26.  Which stylistic device finishes a proverb/saying/idiom in an original way?

27.  Name the SD used in the sentence “I am a cork in the ocean”.

28.  Name the SD used in the sentence “He held his temper and her hand”.

29.  Explain why the following sentence contains no simile: “All women become like their mothers”.

30.  Name the type of metaphor: “Love is fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart, or burn your house, you never can tell”.

31.  Name the SD used in the phrase “the only choice”.

32.  Name the SD used in the sentence: “The leaves danced in the summer breeze”.

33.  Name the SD used in the sentence: “Her brain is the size of a pea”.

34.  Name the SD used in the sentence: “That joke is so old, the last time I heard it, I was riding on a dinosaur”.

35.  Name the SD used in the sentence: “A relationship is not like Facebook where you can sign in and out whenever you want”.

36.  Find metaphor in the following phrase: “The journalists have dug up some interesting facts”.

37.  Name the SD used in the sentence “As easy as opening an oyster with a bus ticket”.

38.  Find periphrasis in the following sentence: “Jean nodded without turning and slid between two vermilion-coloured buses so that the drivers simultaneously used the same qualitative word”.

39.  Name the SD used in the sentence: “I was nursing the little boy, my son, who has been so prematurely deprived of what can never be replaced”.

40.  Name the SD used in the phrase “small crowd”.

41.  Name the SD used in the sentence “Don’t let your love for him cloud your judgment”.

42.  Name the SD used in the sentences “The car stopped. The motor died”.

43.  Name the SD used in the sentence “They had a whirlwind romance”.

44.  Name the SD used in the sentence “The big nose in the grey suit stared at me”.

45.  Name the SD used in the sentence “All the girls were in tears and white muslin”.

46.  Name the SD used in the sentence “The whole world was staring at me”.

47.  Name the SD used in the following dialogue:

- Did you hit a woman with a child?

-No, sir, I hit her with a brick.

48.  Find phrase epithet in the following sentence: “We headed for the eights floor, and she bought a stuffed bear for her soon-to-be-born niece”.

49.  Find metonymy in the following sentence: “The White House will be announcing the decision around noon today”.

50.  Name the SD used in the sentence “When I eventually met Mr. Right I had no idea that his first name was Always”.

51.  Which SD consists in sound imitation?

52.  Which SD consists in negating the opposite idea (double negation)?

53.  What do we call the type of repetition, in which the final element of a sentence (paragraph, stanza) recurs at the very beginning of the next sentence (paragraph, stanza, etc.)?

54.  Which SD consists in a question asked in the narrative and answered by one and the same person?

55.  Which SD consists in the deliberate postponement of the sentence completion, whereas the less important, descriptive, subordinate parts are amassed at the beginning to keep up the reader’s/listener’s attention and prepare him for the only logical conclusion of the utterance?

56.  Which SD is such a sentences arrangement, in which each following word/word combination/clause/sentence is logically more important and emotionally stronger?

57.  Which SD is based on the excessive use (repetition) of conjunctions (conjunction and in most cases)?

58.  Which SD consists in breaking the usual word order in a sentence?

59.  Which stylistic device is a question that implies the answer to this question?

60.  Give an example of direct onomatopoeia.

61.  What stylistic device is based on the repetition of vowel sounds?

62.  What do we call the type of repetition, in which identical parts are placed at the beginning of adjacent sentences (verse lines, stanzas, paragraphs)?

63.  What do we call the type of repetition, in which identical parts are placed at the end of adjacent sentences (verse lines, stanzas, paragraphs)?

64.  Which of the following does not belong to phonetic expressive means?

alliteration, assonance, onomatopoeia, inversion, rhyme, rhythm

65.  What stylistic device is based on the repetition of similar/identical ending sounds in verse?

66.  What do you call the intentional violation of the graphical shape of a word to reflect its authentic sounding?

67.  When is onomatopoeia an EM?

68.  What do you call singling out a secondary member of the sentence with the help of punctuation (intonation)?

69.  What group of stylistic devices does graphon belong to?

70.  What stylistic device consists in the deliberate omission of conjunctions?

71.  What group of stylistic devices does question-in-the-narrative belong to?

72.  What is anadiplosis?

73.  Find litotes in the following sentence: ‘A chiselled, ruddy face completed the not-unhandsome picture’.

74.  Find onomatopoeia in the following sentence: ‘Cecil was immediately shushed’.

75.  Which graphical device is used in the following question: “Wha-t?”

76.  Define the type of climax in the following extract: “Say yes. If you don’t, I’ll break into tears. I’ll sob. I’ll moan. I’ll growl”.

77.  Define the type of repetition: “Money is what he’s after, money!”

78.  Define the type of onomatopoeia – to crack.

79.  Define the type of repetition in the following sentence: “With Bewick on my knee, I was then happy; happy at least in my own way”.

80.  Which of the following phrases do you see alliteration in: “to know nothing”, or “climate change”?

81.  Find graphon in the following sentence (2 words): “I don’t weally know wevver I’m a good girl.”

82.  Find detachment in the following sentence: “Very small and child-like, he never looked more than fourteen”.

83.  Find suspense in the following sentence: “The day on which I take the happiest and best step of my life – the day on which I shall be a man more exulting and more enviable than any other man in the world – the day on which I give Bleak House its little mistress – shall be next month, then,’ said my guardian”.

84.  What makes polysyndeton in the following sentence?

I’ve always been a good girl; and I’ve never offered to say a word to him; and I don’t owe him nothing; and I don’t care; and I won’t be put upon; and I have my feelings the same as anyone else.

85.  Which syntactical stylistic device is used in the following extract?

“Mom and Dad … You know I love you … but I want … I mean … I’m grown up … I wasn’t to say that …” – “Are you going to marry?” – “Yes …”

86.  Which syntactical stylistic device is used in the following extract?

It’s the ruin of my whole life. Why couldn’t you leave me alone? What harm had I ever done to you?

87.  Which syntactical stylistic device is used in the following sentence?

Came frightful days of snow and rain.

88.  Which graphical expressive means do you see in the following sentence?

I want to know.

89.  Which graphical expressive means do you see in the following sentence?

He seemed to want people to dislike him.

90.  Which graphical expressive means did the author use in the following sentence?

“WILL YOU BE QUIET!” he bawled.

91.  Which syntactical stylistic device is used in the following sentence?

Scrooge knew he was dead? Of course he did.

92.  Name the SD used in the following sentence: ‘Large houses are still occupied while weavers’ cottages stand empty’.

93.  Name the SD used in the sentence: “Little by little, bit by bit, and day by day, and year by year the baron got the worst of some disputed question”.

94.  What stylistic device is used in the following sentence: “He was dressed not without taste”.

95.  Find alliteration in the following sentence: “Or maybe it’s from some super secret spy agency and they’re trying to recruit you”.

96.  What graphical means are used in the following sentence?

“Oh, To-odd,” I sang from my side of the bed.

97.  What stylistic device is used in the following sentence: “He knew himself to be old, yet he felt young; and this troubled him”.

98.  What 2 stylistic devices are used in the following sentence: “The iron gates clanked open; she entered”.

99.  Find detachment in the following sentence: “The moon was rising, blood-red”.

100. What device is opposite to polysyndeton?

 

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