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5 Matching questions

  1. Foot
  2. Complication
  3. Climax
  4. Pathos
  5. Tragedy
  1. a a quality of a play's action that stimulated the audience to feel pity for a character. ___ is always an aspect of tragedy, and may be present in comedy as well.
  2. b the turning point of the action in the plot of a play or story. The ____represents the point of greatest tension in the work (always in act 3 in Shakespeare)
  3. c a metrical unit composed of stressed and unstressed syllables. For example: an iamb or iambic foot is represented by, that is, an unaccented syllable followed by an accented one. (iambic pentameter=5 sections of 2 syllables, =10 syllables per line, and unstressed, stressed, unstressed, stressed)
  4. d an intensification of the conflict in a story or play. _____ builds up, accumulates, and develops the primary or central conflict in a literary work
  5. e a type of drama in which the characters experience reversals of fortune, usually for the worse. In ___, catastrophe and suffering await many of the characters, especially the hero

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a groups of characters in Greek Tragedy (and in later forms of drama), who comment on the action of a play without participating in it
  2. The prince's declaration that all are punished
  3. Romeo and Juliet meet for the first time
  4. The reversal, many deaths, tragic hero with flaws
  5. a speech in a play that is meant to be heard by the audience but not by other characters on the stage. If there are no other characters present, the ____ represents the character thinking aloud.

5 True/False questions

  1. Example of Tragic HeroRomeo and Juliet's hastiness


  2. Example of Tragic FlawRomeo and Juliet


  3. Foila character who contrasts and parallels the main character in a play or story


  4. Example of SoliloquyRomeo saying he will always love Rosaline


  5. Tragic Flawa privileged, exalted character of high repute, who, by virtue of a tragic flaw and fate, suffers a fall from glory into suffering


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