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Trope (linguistics): Quiz


Question 1: ________ — an explanation of an object or idea through juxtaposition of disparate things with a similar characteristic, such as describing a courageous person as having a "heart of a lion".

Question 2: ________ - A sustained metaphor continued through whole sentences or even through a whole discourse.
C. S. LewisPlatoJ. R. R. TolkienAllegory

Question 3: Antanaclasis is a common type of ________, and like other kinds of pun, it is often found in slogans.
PunFinnegans WakeAmbiguityGerman language

Question 4: ________ — a trope through proximity or correspondence, for example referring to actions of the U.S.
MarylandUnited StatesWashington, D.C.Metonymy

Question 5: ________ — creating a trope through implying the opposite of the standard meaning, such as describing a bad situation as "good times".
Greek mythologySelf-fulfilling prophecyLiterary techniqueIrony

Question 6: In linguistics, trope is a rhetorical ________ that consists of a play on words, i.e., using a word in a way other than what is considered its literal or normal form.
PleonasmScheme (linguistics)Figure of speechMetaphor


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