← Literary Terms Test
5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Verbal Irony
- Didactic Literature
- Static Character
- a A piece of writing designed to teach an ethical, moral, or religious lesson.
- b The element of grammar that deals with word order.
- c A character who does not change throughout the course of the story and who the reader does not learn more about.
- d A character whose qualities or actions serve to emphasize those of the protagonist or some other character by providing a strong contrast.
- e When a writer or speaker says something but means something different.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- A long narrative poem that celebrates the great deeds of at least one legendary hero. The three main characteristics are 1) fantastic geographies and exotic characters; 2) exhausting quests and difficult journeys; 3) heroic battles with monsters, supernatural beings and forces of nature.
- A 14-line lyric poem usually written in iambic pentameter.
- When the reader or audience knows something the character does not know.
- When a character struggles against an outside force. The four types are Man vs. Man; Man vs. Society; Man vs. Nature; Man vs. Fate
- Excessive pride or self-confidence that leads a protagonist to disregard a divine warning or to violate an important moral law.
5 True/False Questions
Mood → The feeling (or ATMOSPHERE) created in the reader by a literary work or passage.
Chorus → The sequence of events in a story.
Tone → The type of literature a work is identified as, such as drama, short story, novel, epic, poem, etc.
Dialogue → The author's attitude toward the subject matter.
Folktale → A practical lesson about right and wrong conduct, often in an instructive story, such as a fable or parable.