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  1. Prologue
  2. In medias res
  3. Prose
  4. Atmosphere
  5. Relativism
  1. a During Middle Ages and early Renaisaance, the honorific verse was reserved for poetry in the classical style: quantitatively scanned and unrhymed
  2. b The denial of the validity of principles that are everlasting, ubiquitous, changeless, and absolute.
  3. c An introduction most frequently associated with drama and especially common in England in the plays of the Restoration and the 18th century
  4. d 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
  5. e A term from Horace, literally meaning "in the midst of things." It is applied to literary technique of opening a story in the middle of action and then supplying information about the beginning of the action through flashbacks and other devices of exposition....applied to the epic.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. In medieval theology, faith, hope, and love along with prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance
  2. A type of literature, popular during the medieval period...often ascribed human attributes to animals and were designed to moralize and expound church doctrine
  3. 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
  4. The existence of mutually conflicting feelings or attitudes. The term is often used to describe the contradictory attitudes an author takes toward characters or societies and also to describe a confusion of attitude or response called forth by a work.
  5. 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

5 True/False Questions

  1. RealismThe denial of the validity of principles that are everlasting, ubiquitous, changeless, and absolute.


  2. Signifier and signifiedA term for a reliance on feelings as guides to truth and not on reason and law


  3. ProverbA saying that briefly and memorably expresses some recognized truth about life


  4. AnadiplosisA 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.


  5. ConceitOriginally 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)


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