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  1. Socratic
  2. Euphemism
  3. Setting
  4. Aestheticism
  5. Recognition
  1. a A ___ plot is one in which the principal reversal or peripety results from someone's acquisition of knowledge previously withheld but which works a decisive change
  2. b A nineteenth century literary movement that rested on the credo of "ART FOR ART'S SAKE."
  3. c A device in which indirectness replaces directness of statement, usually in an effort to avoid offensiveness Ex. "at liberty" instead of "out of work"
  4. d Method that uses question-and-answer formula
  5. e Background against which action takes place; includes geographical location, topography, scenery, occupations and daily manner of living characters; time or period in which action takes place, general environment of characters like religious, social, emotional

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. Combines two elements: the idea to be expressed and the individuality of the author
  2. The rewriting of a work from its original form to fit it for another MEDIUM; also the new form of such a rewritten work. A NOVEL may be adapted for the STAGE, MOTION PICTURES, TELEVISON; a PLAY may be rewritten as a novel. The term normally implies an attempt to retain the chief CHARACTERS, ACTIONS, and as much as possible of the language and tone of the original.
  3. A statement that although seemingly contradictory or absurd may actually be well founded or true
  4. A major division of a DRAMA. In varying degrees, the five-act structure corresponded to the five main divisions of dramatic action: EXPOSITION, COMPLICATION, CLIMAX, FALLING, ACTION, and CATATROPHE. Late in the nineteenth century a shorter form, the ONE-ACT PLAY, developed.
  5. A summary of main points of a composition so made as to show the relation of parts to the whole

5 True/False Questions

  1. Travesty:Writing that ridicules a subject inherently noble or dignified


  2. RhetoricOverweening pride or insolence that results in the misfortune of the protagonist of a tragedy...leads the protagonist to break a moral law, attempt vainly to transcend normal limitations, or ignore a divine warning with calamitous results


  3. CanonA section or division of a long poem


  4. PastoralA poem treating of shepherds and rustic life...1) dialogue or singing-match 2)plaint of lovesick or forlorn lover or a poem praising some personage 3) lament for a dead friend


  5. DissertationA formal exposition written to clarify some scholarly problem. It is sometimes used interchangeably with thesis, but the usual practice is to reserve dissertation for the more elaborate projects written and to limit the use of thesis to smaller enterprises submitted for the bachelor's or master's degree


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