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5 Matching questions

  1. scansion
  2. sapphic verse
  3. stasimon
  4. sestina
  5. stichomythia
  1. a a passage of text recited or sung by the chorus between the episodes of a classical Greek play
  2. b analyzing the meter in lines of verse by marking the accented and unaccented syllables, dividing the lines into metrical feet and indicating any distinct pauses within the lines
  3. c pertaining to Sappho or to certain meters or a form of strophe or stanza used by or named after her
  4. d a style of dialogue in which two characters exchange single, antagonistic lines of speech, partially repeating and manipulating each others' words
  5. e a poem consisting of six sestets and a three-line envoy (thirty-nine lines total)

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the progression of one's entire awareness over a period of time--including thoughts (both verbal and nonverbal), impressions, perceptions, memories, associations and emotions
  2. in literature, the term refers to an attempt to push, question or cross the boundaries of reality and rationality
  3. in a narrative, a secondary sequence of events that constitutes a plot subordinate to the main plot
  4. a royally appointed Anglo-Saxon poet and performer of epics
  5. having 11 syllables

5 True/False questions

  1. suspension of disbeliefthe reader's (or viewer's) willingness or tendency to set aside questions of probability or truth when encountering a work of fiction


  2. septetany stanza (or poem) of six lines, whether rhymed or unrhymed


  3. soliloquyin a play, a speech delivered by a character who is alone onstage, serving to inform the audience of his or her private thoughts, feelings, motives, plans or prior actions


  4. scenic methoda method of narration in which action and dialogue are presented indirectly, in the form of a summary


  5. Spenserian stanzaa stanza of nine lines in iambic meter, rhymed ABABBCBCC


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