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Language Arts Review (Grade 9)

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Language Arts Review

Which poetry term best describes Shakespeare's use of of figurative language in these words from Romeo and Juliet?

But, soft! What light from yonder window breaks?
It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.
  1. simile
  2. metaphor
  3. personification
  4. onomatopoeia
When determining the climax of a piece of literature, a student should locate the point in the story in which there is the most                .
  1. suspense
  2. intense emotion
  3. resolution
  4. both a and b
"Come to my arms, my beamish boy!"
This is an example of:
  1. alliteration
  2. assonance
  3. onomatopoeia
  4. consonance
Who (am/is/are) you?!
  1. am
  2. is
  3. are
Rather than staying together, the group dispersed, and many became lost.

"Dispersed" most nearly means:
  1. sat down
  2. laughed
  3. scattered
  4. arranged itself
Which of the following is a run-on sentence?
  1. You can use soap to clean the kitchen counter, but bleach is better.
  2. Hamburgers should be eaten well-done, because cooking kills bacteria.
  3. It's important to store food properly and to keep preparation areas clean.
  4. Bacteria in food can cause illness you should take care to store food properly.
Which words in the following sentence are prepositions?

William Wordsworth lived most of his life in the Lake District.
  1. most; life
  2. lived; life
  3. of; in
  4. his; lake
Before the bell rang
This is an example of a(n)                  
  1. independent clause
  2. dependent clause
The main character in a literary work is a
  1. Antagonist
  2. Protagonist
  3. Dummy
                means to outline
  1. Trace
  2. Predict
  3. Infer
  4. Compare
Evaluate means to                       
  1. read between the lines
  2. judge
  3. think about the future
  4. all of the above
                                 the character or style of a person's writing by hand; cursive writing
The weatherman is predicting we will probably have a huge snowstorm for this Sunday.

What can you predict?
  1. I enjoy watching the weather on TV and on the Internet.
  2. I'm planning on unpacking my summer clothes, and putting away my winter ones on Saturday.
  3. Maybe we'll have a day off from school on Monday.
               is a group of lines that forms one of the sections in a poem.
  1. paragraph
  2. stanza
  3. line group
  4. ballad
Rick is older              Tina.
What does the word "credible" mean?
  1. not in debt
  2. hard to believe
  3. in debt
  4. believable
Choose the word that best fits in the blank.

The old                , "Love means never having to say you're sorry," is neither sensible nor true.
  1. cliche
  2. cache
  3. contort
  4. cosmopolitan
What part of a story is the author's feelings?
  1. tone
  2. mood
  3. plot
  4. setting
After Will Smith hosted the KCA, he stood behind Justin Bieber during his sliming.

What are the prepositional phrases in this sentence?
William Faulkner, a modernist writer, became famous for his "stream of consciousness" writing. This style is also prevalent in Modernist poetry. Which poets below also wrote in "stream of consciousness"?
  1. T.S. Elliot
  2. E.E. Cummings
  3. Wilfred Owen
  4. All of the Above.
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