PHILIPPINE LITERATURE IN ENGLISH1.What rhythmical device is used in this line from Latorena’s The Small Key? “…even the low square nipa house that stood in unashamed relief against the gray green haze of grass and leaves.”A. alliterationB. assonanceC. consonanceD. anaphora
2.What sense image is used in this line from Latorena’sThe Small Key? “There were dark, newly plowed furrows where in due time timorous seedlings would rise to sturdy stalks and golden grain, toa rippling yellow sea in the wind and sun during harvest time.”
3.“Soledad nodded. Her eyes followed her husband down the road, noting the fine set of his head andshoulders, the ease of his stride. A strange ache rose in her throat.” Which emotion best describes Soledad’s feelings in this excerpt from Latorena’sThe Small Key?
4.What figure of speech is used in this last paragraph from Latorena’sThe Small Key? “How quiet and peaceful the day was! A cow that had strayed by looked over her shoulder with a round vague inquiry and went on chewing her cud, blissfully unaware of such things as a gnawing fear in the heart of a woman and a still smoldering resentment in a man’s.”
5.Alfredo Salazar undergoes epiphany at the end of Marquez-Benitez’ story. What does epiphanymean?A. regretB. insightC. freedomD. confusion
6.What do ‘dead stars’ symbolize in Marquez-Benitez’ story?
7.“Things that are beautiful have a way of hurting. I destroy when I feel hurt.” What does Fabian’s thoughts reveal about his character?
8.“They dressed him in purple and linen, in myth and mystery, put him astride a black stallion, at the wheel of a blue automobile.” How do the townspeople regard Mr. Reteche in Rotor’s Zita?