5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Literary Allusion
- a A place in a book that refers to a character or event in another book, without retelling that story. "He's as wily as Odysseus."
- b The author's choice of words that creates tone, attitude, and style, as well as meaning.
- c A verse in which certain letters such as the first in each line form a word or message.
- d The lines spoken by characters in drama or fiction.
- e Excessive pride or arrogance that often results in the downfall of the protagonist of a tragedy.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- The concrete definition of a word: a snake is a slithering creature.
- A set of words that uses repetition of the initial consonant sound: giggling geese grabbed their galoshes.
- A detail, image, or character type that occurs frequently in literature and myth and is thought to appeal in a universal way to the unconscious and to evoke a response.
- A character speaks his/her internal thoughts, while alone on stage: "Romeo, O Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refute thy name. . ."
- A mild, indirect, or vague term substituting for a harsh, blunt, or offensive term: I'm not fat, I'm big-boned; he didn't die, he is meeting his maker.
5 True/False Questions
Anthropomorphism → The character, event or item that opposes the protagonist in the story: often thought of as the bad guy - an addition from modern, not Greek times.
Deuteragonist → Greek: the actor with the second-most lines; Modern: the sidekick or "second" of the protagonist; often a foil: Robin for Batman
Deus ex machina → Means "the god in the machine" and in literature it is the use of an artificial device or gimmick to solve a problem - sometimes a "god" shows up to save the day.
Stereotype → A generalization that is used to characterize a person without acknowledging individual differences - the evil stepmother, the strong, silent guy, the brainy girl.
Conflict → An expression that has been overused to the extent that its freshness has worn off - "too little, too late" or "it's not you, it's me".