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5 Matching Questions

  1. Carpe Diem
  2. Preface
  3. Agon
  4. Annotation
  5. Atmosphere
  1. a The addition of explanatory note to a text by the author or an editor to explain, translate, cite sources, give bibliographical data, comment, et cetera
  2. b The prevailing tone or mood of a literary work, particularly—but not exclusively—when that mood is established in part by setting or landscape. It is, however, not simply setting but rather an emotional aura that helps to establish the reader's expectations and attitudes
  3. c A statement at the beginning of a book or article which states the purpose of the work, makes necessary acknowledgments, and, in general, informs the reader of such facts as the author thinks pertinent
  4. d "Seize the day"...has come to be applied generally to literature, especially to lyric poems, which exemplify the spirit of "Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we shall die"
  5. e A contest of any kind. In Greek tragedy it was a prolonged dispute often a formal debate in which the CHORUS divided and took sides with the disputants.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. The chief character in a work
  2. Originally the term...almost synonymous with "concept" or "conception," implied something conceived in the mind. Its later application to a type of poetic metaphor retains original sense, in that conceit implies ingenuity (Petrarcan conventions)
  3. A method by which a thing is separated into parts, and those parts are given rigorous, logical, detailed scrutiny, resulting in a consistent and relatively completely account of the elements of the thing and the principles of their organization.
  4. A "leaf" of bright metal placed under a jewel to increase its brilliance...applied to any person who through contrast underscores the distinctive characteristics of another
  5. Something written solely for money

5 True/False Questions

  1. SymposiumA Greek word meaning "a drinking together" or banquet


  2. HubrisA movement in Europe during and just after WWI, which ignored logical relationship between idea and statement, argued for absolute freedom, and delivered itself of numerous provocative manifestoes


  3. ParableAn illustrative story teaching a lesson (allegory)


  4. Petrarchan conceitThis kind of conceit used by Petrarch in his love sonnets and widely imitated or ridiculed by Renaissance English sonneteers. It rests on exaggerated comparisons expressing the beauty, cruelty, and charm of the beloved and the suffering of the forlorn lover.


  5. Suspension of disbeliefA novel in which actual persons are presented under the guise of fiction


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