Parts of Speech Examples
Parts of Speech Definition
Literary Device Definitions
Literary Device Examples
Misc.

100

Quickly, Silently, Thoroughly

What are adverbs?

100

A word (other than a pronoun) used to identify any of a class of people, places, or things

What is a noun?

100

The use of components in a sentence that are grammatically the same; or similar in their construction, sound, or meaning

What is parallelism?

100

"You're a regular Einstein."

What is allusion?

100

A concrete object that represents an abstract idea.

What is a symbol?

200

Ms. Patterson, student, final exam

What are nouns?

200

A word or phrase naming an attribute, added to or grammatically related to a noun to modify or describe it

What is an adjective?

200

This technique allows the author to plant clues towards events that will occur later in the story.

What is foreshadowing?

200

“The fair breeze blew, the white foam flew,
The furrow followed free;
We were the first that ever burst
Into that silent sea.”

What is alliteration?

200

A figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable.

What is a metaphor?

300

Pretty, Smart, Strange

What are adjectives?

300

A word used to describe an action, state, or occurrence, and forming the main part of the predicate of a sentence, such as hear, become, happen.

What is a verb?

300

A main idea or an underlying meaning of a literary work, which may be stated directly or indirectly.

What is theme?

300

The attitude of the speaker/author towards the subject

What is tone?

300

Struggle between a literary or dramatic character and an outside force such as nature or another character.

What is external conflict?

400

Pass, Fail, Exempt

What are verbs?

400

A modifying phrase consisting of a preposition and its object (e.g. at home, under the tree)

What is a prepositional phrase?

400

A brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing or idea of historical, cultural, literary or political significance

What is allusion?

400

From MLK's "I Have a Dream"

“Let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia.

Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee.

Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi."

What is parallelism?

400

"The fire house burned down" is an example of....

What is irony?

500

In the classroom, at home, on break

What are prepositional phrases?

500

A word or phrase that modifies or qualifies an adjective, verb, or other adverb or a word group, expressing a relation of place, time, circumstance, manner, cause, degree, etc.

What is an adverb?

500

The occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.

What is alliteration?

500

From "The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World"

The idea that strangers can bring a community together and have a lasting positive impact on their lives.

What is theme?

500

A scene in a movie, novel, etc., set in a time earlier than the main story.

What is a flashback?