Stylistics Quiz Nr 8

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0050;  ....is based on repetition of syntactical patterns, but it has a reversed order in one of the utterances. It contributes to the rhythmical quality of the utterance, brings in some new shade of meaning or additional emphasis.  e.g. She was a good sport about all this, but so was he.

2.

00043;  ... is generally defined as an expression that has become hackneyed and trite. It has lost its precise meaning by constant reiteration: in other words it has become stereotyped. ....is a kind of stable word combination which has become familiar and which has been accepted as a unit of a language;  e.g. rosy dreams of youth, growing awareness.

3.

00041. ....is a combination of two words in which the meaning is opposite in sense.   e.g. speaking silence, cold fire, living death.

4.

00045; .....is a phrase or sentence taken from a work of literature or other piece of writing and repeated in order to prove a point or support an idea. They are marked graphically: by inverted commas: dashes, italics.

5.

00046; ....are short, well-known, supposedly wise sayings, usually in simple language.  e.g. Never say never. You can't get blood of a stone.

6.

00013;   use of words to imitate natural sounds; accommodation of sound to sense. ("hiss", "bowwow", "murmur", "bump", "grumble", "sizzle")

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00023; She bought the 1994 election, an antique cereal bowl, and the farm.

8.

00019; when the author delays the completion of his thoughts. ( If… if…if… if… you would be my husband)

9.

00033; ....is a phonetic stylistic device which aims at imparting a melodic effect to the utterance. The essence of this device lies in the repetition of similar sounds, in particular consonant sounds, in close succession, particularly at the beginning of successive words:

10.

00018;  opposite of hyperbole. It’s a kind of irony that deliberately represents smth. as being much less than it really is. (I’d probably manage to survive on a salary of 2 000000 $ per year)

11.

00029; ("doubling back") rhetorical repetition of 1 or several words;

12.

00020; repeating of lines, words, or phrases for emphasis

13.

00042;   ...is a round - about way of speaking used to name some object or phenomenon. Longer-phrase is used instead of a shorter one. Some periphrasis are traditional.

14.

00034;   ....is the repetition of identical or similar terminal sound combination of words. .....words are generally placed at a regular distance from each other. In verse they are usually placed at the end of the corresponding lines.

15.

00026; Reading that book kindled my interest in politics.

16.

00025; He broke into her conversation.

17.

00022;  explicit comparison between 2 things using 'like' or 'as'. (My love is like a red rose. Sly as a fox, busy as a bee.)

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00047;   The English word order is fixed. Any change which doesn't influence the meaning but is only aimed at emphasis is called a...... .

19.

00031;  ....is contained in words that imitate natural sounds, as ding-dong, burr, bang, cuckoo. These words have different degrees of imitative quality. Some of them immediately bring to mind whatever it is that produces the sound. Others require the exercise of a certain amount of imagination to decipher it.

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00048;  ....is an indirect reference, by word or phrase, to a historical. literary, mythological fact or to a fact of everyday life made in the course of speaking or writing. The use of .....presupposes knowledge of the fact, thing oк person alluded to on the part of the reader or listener.

21.

0006; I have a million things to do.

22.

000014;  apparent paradox achieved by the juxtaposition of words which seem to contradict one another. (adoring hatred, awfully nice, sweet sorrow)

23.

0004; Ears - for giving attention ("Lend me your ears!" from Mark Antony in Julius Caesar)

24.

00044; ....is a short clever amusing saying or poem. e.g. A thing of beauty is a joy forever.

25.

00027; The White House - in place of the President or others who work there


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