7 Written Questions
6 Multiple Choice Questions
- expressions in which a single word stands in the same grammatical relation to two or more other words, but with an obvious shift in its significance. For example "Give them thy fingers, me thy lips to kiss." ---Shakespeare Here the verb 'give' has the same relationship to the two indirect objects—'them' and 'me' -but the meaning has shifted because of the two direct objects—'fingers' and 'lips.'
- a noble hero who suffers a change in fortune from happiness to misery because of a mistaken act, to which he is led by his hamartia. The tragic hero moves us to pity because his punishment is greater than he deserves, but he also move us to fear because we see similar possibilities of error in our own selves
- figures of speech, most of which are used to compare dissimilar objects to achieve effects beyond the range of literal language; tropes include simile, metaphor, hyperbole, personification, etc.
- the protagonist's error of judgment—synonym for hamartia
- poetry written in tercets which are interlinked in that each is linked to the one following by a common rhyme aba, bcb, cdc, and so on
- the achievement of an illusion of reality in the audience
6 True/False Questions
meiosis → the argument or proposition one attempts to prove or defend in a scholarly essay
verse → compositions written in meter, a line of poetry; can refer to poetry in general
understatement → restraint or lack of emphasis in expression, as for rhetorical effect
trochee → a two-syllable foot consisting of a heavy stress followed by a light stress; as in never gather happy
tragedy → literary, particularly dramatic, representations of serious and important actions which culminate in a disastrous conclusion for the protagonist
litotes → figures of speech, most of which are used to compare dissimilar objects to achieve effects beyond the range of literal language; tropes include simile, metaphor, hyperbole, personification, etc.