← literary terms Test
5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- dramatic irony
- First Person
- Point of View
- a The view, whether limited or omniscient, the reader gets of the action and characters in a story
- b the audience knows something that the characters in the drama do not.
- c A narration in the first person, from the perspective of a character
- d A lyric poem of fourteen lines whose rhyme scheme is fixed. The rhyme scheme in the Italian form as typified in the sonnets of Petrarch is abbaabba cdecde. The Petrarchan sonnet has two divisions: the first is of eight lines (the octave), and the second is of six lines (the sestet). The rhyme scheme of the English, or Shakespearean sonnet is abab cdcd efef gg. The change of rhyme (*) in the English and Italian sonnet is coincidental with a change of theme in the poem; this is called the "turn."
- e A comparison using "like" or "as"
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- the repetition of the same word or phrase in successive clauses
- Returning to an earlier time in a story or play for the purpose of clarifying present actions or circumstances
- the contrast is between the literal meaning of what is said and what is meant. Sarcasm is a form of it.
- An author's choice of words.
- A "God-like" narration in the third person in which the author reveals the minds/perspectives of all the characters
5 True/False Questions
Verisimilitude → Similar to truth; the quality of realism in a work that persuades the reader that he/she is getting a vision of life as it is
Lyric → Subjective, reflective, nonnarrative poetry that reveals the poet's thoughts and feelings
polysyndeton → the use of several conjunctions or, more usually, the same conjunction several times, in swift succession
Third Person Limited → A "God-like" narration in the third person in which the author reveals the minds/perspectives of all the characters
Blank Verse → Lines written in unrhymed iambic pentameter