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5 Matching questions

  1. consonance
  2. existentialism
  3. comic relief
  4. hubris
  5. onomatopoeia
  1. a the repetition of consonant sounds
  2. b the philosophical idea that man fashions his own existence, and only exists by doing so
  3. c from the Greek meaning "wanton insolence," a shortcoming of a tragic hero that leads him to ignore warnings from the gods and leads to his downfall
  4. d the use of a word whose sound in some degree imitates or suggests its meaning
  5. e comic episodes or interludes, usually in tragedies, that relieve tension

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a poem of mourning
  2. a type of metaphor that makes a comparison between 2 completely different things
  3. a unit used to measure the meter and rhythmic pattern of a line in poetry
  4. a work that represents the growth of a novelist or other artist into the stage of maturity that signals the mastery of artistic craft
  5. a poem that tells a story

5 True/False questions

  1. odethe prevailing feeling or emotional climate in a piece of literature


  2. encomiumformal eulogy in prose of verse glorifying people, objects, ideas or events


  3. dramatic monologuea poem in which a speaker addresses a silent listener


  4. hyperbolea bold overstatement


  5. naturalismfiction that is characterized byt the mingling or juxtaposition of the realistic with the fantastic/bizarre


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