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  1. Act
  2. Polemic
  3. Conceit
  4. Surrealism
  5. Subjective
  1. a Movement in art emphasizing expression of imagination as realized in dreams and presented without conscious control
  2. b 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. c 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.
  4. d for something expressive in a personal manner of inward convictions, beliefs, dreams, or deals
  5. e A virgorously argumentative work, setting forth its author's attitudes on a highly controversial subject

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. In a figurative sense, a standard of judgment; a criterion. It is applied the authorized or accepted list of books belonging in the Christian Bible...
  2. Overweening 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. Assignment of something to a time when it was not in existence.
  4. A "comeback;" a quick, ingenious response or rejoinder; a retort aptly twisted; loosly, any clever reply
  5. The characters in a drama, a novel, or a poem. The term is also applied to a listing of the characters in the program of a play, at the beginning of the printed version of a play, or sometimes at the beginning of a novel that contains brief characterizations of the persons of the work and notations about their relationships

5 True/False questions

  1. AnecdoteA comparison of two things, alike in certain aspects; particularly a method used in EXPOSITION or DESCRIPTION by which something unfamiliar is explained by being compared to something more familiar.


  2. ProseA composition imitating another, usually serious, piece; designed to ridicule a work or its style or author


  3. Putative authorThe fictional author of a work, supposedly written by someone other than the author


  4. CompendiumA brief condensation of a longer work or of a whole field of knowledge...a systematic presentation of essentials


  5. ElegyA sustained and formal poem setting forth meditations on death or another solemn theme. The meditation often is occasioned by the death of a particular person, but it may be a generalized observation or the expression of a solemn mood


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