English 10 A Unit 1 Pretest

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Identify the subject and mood of the poem. Discuss how the poet’s use of figurative language, imagery, and symbolism contribute to the reader’s understanding.

There’s a resentful mood. There is personification, imagery, and figurative language. Her mother’s house represents the attitude of her mother; the walls stood at attention, the air knew to hold its breath, the polished floor defied heel marks.

Which excerpt best illustrates a contemplative mood?

"Ah, when she moved, she moved more ways than one:"

Each of the following types of figurative language is used in the excerpt except


What types of figurative language and imagery are used in the poem?

There is a simile, imagery, visual, auditory, kinetic.

Compare and contrast metaphors and similes and their purposes.

Metaphor – A direct comparison of two basically unlike human or nonhuman things. Similes – A comparison using like, as, or than. Their purpose is to create new surprising comparisons that deepen understanding.

Define imagery, give an example from your reading or of your own creation, and explain why imagery is used.

Imagery – Words that appeal to the five senses: sight, sound, touch, taste, smell. when I watch you wrapped up like garbage sitting, surrounding by the smell of too old potato peels. It is used to create a vivid impression on the reader’s mind.

Define mood and theme; explain how an author’s choice of language impacts them in a literary work.

Mood – the emotional response that a work of literature stimulates in the reader. Theme – a central idea or message of a work of literature; the insight it offers into life

Which statement about the poem is false?

The subject of the poem is deer and the flight risk that they pose.

What is a key reason to include metaphors in a literary work?

to create new and surprising comparisons and deepen understanding

What is the definition of "symbol"?

an image that simultaneously represents itself and something else

Which term is defined as the continuation of a line of poetry to the next line without punctuation or pause?


Explain the poetic techniques used in the opening lines of John Donne’s Sonnet X.

Apostrophe, Personification, and Assonance.

What is the structure of this poem?

free verse

Compare the two poems in terms of presentation, poetic devices, and technique.

Both poems are written in free verse and use enjambment to enhance fluency and add emphasis. Both poems use metaphor or simile.

Which poetic technique does Crapsey use when she speaks directly to the dead in her poem "To the Dead in the Graveyard Underneath My Window"?


Discuss how word choice affects the mood of this poem.

Millay uses words with strongly negative connotations in this poem about humanity’s inhumanity.

Analyze the use of figurative and literal language, poetic techniques, and sound devices in this poem. Refer to specific lines in your answer.

This poem uses vivid imagery and careful word choice to convey the beauty of autumn. Alliteration.

Which statement illustrates the use of metaphor?

The girl believed that life is just a bowl of cherries.

Identify the main poetic techniques used in this poem. Refer to specific lines in the poem to illustrate the technique.

This free-verse poem is metaphorical, comparing happiness to a germ that infects the people and spreads. enjambment and end-stopped lines. Alliteration. Assonance.

Which of the following are features of blank verse?

a poem written in unrhymed iambic pentameter

I see
What is the author’s purpose in the above passage, and how does she achieve it through her organization and choice of details?

Purpose – explore Guinevere’s infidelity through the eyes of King Arthur.

What is the author’s purpose in the above passage, and how does he achieve it through his organization and choice of details?

Purpose – reveal the complexity of friendship and love.

Which genre uses dramatic elements to depict the flaws in human nature in a succinct, poignant way?


Which genre uses techniques such as figurative language to explore thoughts about a subject in a concise way?

lyric poem

Which statement about memoirs is most true?

They use narrative elements to recount personal experience and development.

Explain the connection between purpose, genre, organization, and choice of details.

First, you need to determine the purpose behind writing something – is it to educate, to entertain, to scare? After that, you think about the genre – what you are actually going to write about – is it going to be a horror story, a romance, a comedy, etc. After that, you organize everything, think about what should go where, what comes first, etc. And in the end, you connect everything by adding details of your choice that are suitable for your story.

Which statement about the narrative poem is most true?

It uses narrative and poetic techniques.

What is the author’s purpose in the above passage, and how does she achieve it through her organization and choice of details?

Purpose – examine the story of King Arthur, specifically the relation between Arthur and Merlin.

A young
What is the author’s purpose in the above passage, and how does he achieve it through his organization and choice of details?

Purpose – depict the relationship between Guenevere and Lancelot in a realistic way.

Which statement about the short story is most true?

It uses narrative techniques (e.g., plot, characters, setting, and conflict).

Identify and analyze the primary conflict.

The primary conflict in the passage is internal. She seems to be fighting her own temptation to make a tough decision to leave her home.

Identify and analyze the primary conflict in "The Colomber" by Dino Buzzati.

External Conflict: 1. Colomber appears 2. Colomber follows Stefano Internal Conflict: 1. Stefano fears Colomber 2. Stefano fears death.

Which detail contributes to the irony in "The Colomber" by Dino Buzzati?

"It’s the fish that sailors fear above all others . . . ."

Which line from "The Colomber" by Dino Buzzati contributes to the setting?

"It was a splendid sunny day, and the sea was calm."

Identify the key details that contribute to the irony in the poem.

The irony is that the small non-living objects live for eternity but man that is strong but he dies.

How does the setting of "The Colomber" by Dino Buzzati impact the theme of the work?

The setting of the Colomber by Dino Buzzati manly took part at the sea. Which means that there will be some sort of adventure theme in it This story lasted for about 50 years.

Which term describes the colomber’s role in "The Colomber" by Dino Buzzati best?


Identify the key details that contribute to the irony in "The Colomber" by Dino Buzzati.

The Stefano had been running from the colomber for 50 years who he thought was trying to kill him but was actually trying to give him a pearl.

Which term describes Stefano’s role in "The Colomber" by Dino Buzzati best?


Which theme does the setting of "The Colomber" by Dino Buzzati support best?

One cannot escape what one fears.

Using Night by Elie Wiesel, identify and explain at least one fact and one opinion that support the following theme: "In life-threatening circumstances, the instinct to survive overcomes everything else."

Fact: "The Kapos were beating us again, but I no longer felt the pain." Opinion: "Our senses were numbed, everything was fading into a fog. We no longer clung to anything."

What techniques does the author of a memoir use to present facts? To present opinions?

To present facts: Descriptions of actual people, places, and events. Actions/behavior of individuals. Dialog of individuals. To present opinions: Author’s commentary/ statements of belief. Author’s thoughts.

Which of the following types of details that appear in a memoir are used by the author to show factual information?

I. author statements of belief

II. descriptions of actual people

III. actions or behavior of individuals

II and III

Which of the following types of details that appear in a memoir are used by the author to show opinions?

I. author’s commentary

II. thoughts of the author

III. descriptions of events

I and II

Using Night by Elie Wiesel, identify and explain at least one fact and one opinion that support the following theme: "With adversity comes a loss of faith in oneself and in humanity."

Fact: "Not Cry? We’re on the threshold of death. Soon, we shall be inside … Do you understand? …" Opinion: "Never shall I forget those flames that consumed my faith forever"

Explain the connection between supporting details, key ideas, and themes in memoirs.

Supporting Details – Fact and Opinions (Text) Key Ideas – summaries (Words that are about the Text) Themes – statements (The message that the author is trying to tell us)

Which phrase defines "intersperse" best?

to insert at intervals

Using Night by Elie Wiesel, identify and explain at least one fact and one opinion that support the following theme: "When faced with extreme brutality, a person can still choose to remain human."

Fact: "He was a young Pole, who was smiling at us. He began to talk to us, and despite our weariness, we listened attentively." Opinion: "Those were the first human words."

Which statement about Elie Wiesel is false?

He has not received any awards or distinctions during his lifetime.

Within the concentration camp, Wiesel sees a sign with what ironic message?


The differences go in the middle of the Venn diagram where the circles intersect.


When using a Venn diagram to compare two texts for their organizational strategies, what should you do?

Look at how the texts are organized then find differences and similarities in the middle put similarities and in the other two spots put differences.

According to Poe, which poem will he use to explain his "philosophy of composition"?

"The Raven"

Which of the following is a similarity present in both texts?

Both Poe and King use details that match their selected genre.

Why is Poe’s selection of the expository-essay form for his work "The Philosophy of Composition" particularly appropriate?

Poe wants to explain the writer’s process to an outside observer. Because he wanted it to be particularly. To inform readers of the situation.

Which statement is false?

Edgar Allan Poe demonstrates ethos by including references to numerous literary works.

What is the purpose of a Venn diagram?

to compare both similarities and differences between texts

Which phrase defines "pretensions" best?

claims of importance

Why is King’s selection of the memoir form for his work On Writing particularly appropriate?

King wants to explain how he became a "good writer" to a fellow writer.

Facts, statistics, examples, and anecdotes are all types of


Which statement is not a similarity between Edgar Allan Poe and Stephen King?

Poe and King were born in the 1900s.

The antagonist usually brings __________ to the __________.

conflict . . . protagonist

Which of the following techniques is a specific type of figurative language?

I. conceit

II. personification

III. metonymy

I, II, and III

Which statement is the most accurate comparison of the two poems?

Both poems deal with adolescence but from different perspectives.

Which statement about facts in memoirs is not correct?

An author’s thoughts are used to indicate facts in a memoir.

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