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1

What literary device is this: "You have dancing shoes
With nimble soles. I have a soul of lead"?

Pun

2

What literary device is this: "Speak to my gossip Venus one fair word"?

Allusion

3

What literary device is this: "Indeed, I never shall be satisfied
With Romeo, till I behold him—dead—
Is my poor heart for a kinsman vexed"?

Verbal irony

4

When Friar Lawrence says something that Paris doesn't hear, it is an example of:

Aside

5

What is iambic pentameter?

Five metrical feet/ten syllables, alternating unstressed, stressed, unstressed, stressed, unstressed, etc.

6

What literary device is this: "green leaves are accelerating"?
I COULDN'T REMEMBER THIS ONE COMPLETELY

Assonance

7

What literary device is this: "the gentle chill of the breeze"?

Tactile imagery

8

What literary device is this: whish, buzz?

Onomatopoeia

9

What literary device is this: "the buzz saw leaped"?

Personification

10

What is a comparison using like or as?

Simile

11

What literary device compares actuality to appearance?

Irony

12

What is the overall message of a story?

Theme

13

What is two lines usually joined in rhyme that often go at the end of sonnets?

Couplet

14

What are the six types of imagery?

Tactile (touch)
Kinetic (movement)
Olfactory (smell)
Gustatory (taste)
Auditory (hearing)
Visual (sight)

15

What literary device is when the author embeds hints in a story to imply that something will happen later?

Foreshadowing

16

What is the opposition/struggle in a story?

Conflict

17

What is personification?

Giving a non-human object human qualities

18

What is hyperbole?

Exaggeration for effect

19

What is connotation?

The feelings associated with a word, what light it is usually thought of in (negative connotation)

20

What word is Reuven called that has a negative connotation to him?

Aporkism

21

What does Danny decide to do at the end of the story?

Go to Columbia to study psychology, cut off his earlocks and shave his beard, and stop being a Hasidic Jew and not become a rabbi/tzaddik

22

What is Reuven's greatest achievement/the thing he is most proud of doing?

Interpreting the passage of the Talmud that no one else could

23

What motif best represents appearance vs. reality in The Chosen?

I WASN'T SURE ABOUT THIS ONE, BUT I'M PRETTY SURE IT'S EYES/SIGHT

24

What is the main stress of Danny and Reuven's friendship?

Their fathers' different views on Zionism (Danny's father is a passionate anti-Zionist, Reuven's father is a passionate Zionist)

25

Why is Rev Gershenson's name not in the catalogue in the library?

If he published his controversial ideas and teachings he wouldn't be allowed to teach at the school