5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- a Movement in art emphasizing expression of imagination as realized in dreams and presented without conscious control
- 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)
- 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.
- d for something expressive in a personal manner of inward convictions, beliefs, dreams, or deals
- e A virgorously argumentative work, setting forth its author's attitudes on a highly controversial subject
5 Multiple choice questions
- 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...
- 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
- Assignment of something to a time when it was not in existence.
- A "comeback;" a quick, ingenious response or rejoinder; a retort aptly twisted; loosly, any clever reply
- 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
Anecdote → A 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.
Prose → A composition imitating another, usually serious, piece; designed to ridicule a work or its style or author
Putative author → The fictional author of a work, supposedly written by someone other than the author
Compendium → A brief condensation of a longer work or of a whole field of knowledge...a systematic presentation of essentials
Elegy → A 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