What is a literary terminology question from "The Yellow Wallpaper"?

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An easy way to approach answering a question like this is to identify a literary device that is used and then turn that into a question. For example, if, when reading this excellent short story, you come across a simile or a metaphor, you can easily create a question based on literary terminology by asking what kind of literary term is being used in that quote. For example, this might be a good sample question you could use:

You think you have mastered it, but just as you get well under way in following, it turns a back-somersault and there you are. It slaps you in the face, knocks you down, and tramples upon you. It is like a bad dream.

So what literary technique is used in this quote? The answer is of course a simile that occurs in the last sentence, when the pattern on the yellow wallpaper is described as being "like a bad dream." So, my advice to you is to go back and re-read this excellent short story and identify literary terms that you could use to form the basis of questions. Hope this helps and good luck!

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