← All Lit Terms Test
5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Dramatic irony
- Confessional poetry
- a The words or acts of a character may carry a meaning unperceived by the character but understood by the audience. Usually the character's own interests are involved in a way that he or she cannot understand
- b A term applied to the work of a group of contemporary poets whose poetry features a public and sometimes painful display of private, personal matters
- c Narratives of historical events recorded year by year. Annals were frequently written long after the events recorded had taken place, the dating being speculative, especially when efforts were being made to "synchronize" events in secular and in Biblical or ecclesiastical history. The term annals in modern times is used loosely for historical narrative. "The short and simple annals of the poor." -Gray's reference
- d 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.
- e A short NARRATIVE detailing particulars of an interesting episode or event. The term, most frequently referring to the life of an important person, should lay claim to an element of truth. An anecdote lacks complications of the plot and subtleties of character.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- A figure of speech in which someone (usually but not always absent), some abstract quality, or nonexistent personage is directly addressed as though present...usually associated with deep emotional expression
- A 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
- (Or anagogy) In biblical and allegorical interpretation, the mystical or spiritual meaning.
- An indispensable part of all fiction and drama
- Literary gleanings, fragment, or passages from the writing of an author or authors; also the title for a collection of choice extracts, for example, Analects of Confucius.
5 True/False Questions
Foil → A form of autobiographical writing dealing usually with recollections of one who has been a part of or has witnessed significant events...concerned with personalities and actions other than those of writer
Repartee → In lofty and elevated language, describes what has never happened nor is likely to; refers to works with extravagant characters, remote and exotic places, highly exciting and heroic events, passionate love, or mysterious and supernatural experiences
Sturm and drang → Theory that there is a flaw in the tragic hero that causes his/her downfall
Roman a clef → In lofty and elevated language, describes what has never happened nor is likely to; refers to works with extravagant characters, remote and exotic places, highly exciting and heroic events, passionate love, or mysterious and supernatural experiences
Noble savage → The idea that primitive human beings are naturally good and that whatever evil they develop is the product of the corrupting action of civilization