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Hamlet Vocab/Terms Test

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5 Matching Questions

  1. Tone
  2. Foreshadowing
  3. Imagery
  4. Denouement
  5. Motif
  1. a the introduction early in a story of a verbal and dramatic hints that suggest what is to come later
  2. b A distinctive feature or dominant idea in an artistic or literary composition.
  3. c a French term meaning "unraveling" or "unknotting" used to describe the resolution of the plot following the climax
  4. d Visually descriptive or figurative language
  5. e the author's explicit attitude toward the reader or the people, places, and events in a work as revealed by the elements of the author's style

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. a narrative device, that provides necessary background information about the characters and their circumstances
  2. - a story that presents courageous individuals who confront powerful forces within or outside themselves with a dignity that reveals the breadth and depth of the human spirit in the face of failure, defeat and, even death.
  3. error or defect in the tragic hero that leads to his downfall
  4. the process of measuring the stresses in a line of verse in order to determine the metrical pattern of line
  5. a literary device that uses contradictory statements or situations to reveal a reality different from what appears to be true

5 True/False Questions

  1. Heroic Coupletcouplet written in rhymed iambic pentameter


  2. ProseWritten or spoken language in its ordinary form, without metrical structure


  3. MetaphorA distinctive feature or dominant idea in an artistic or literary composition.


  4. Nemesisthe central meaning or dominant idea in a literary work


  5. Personificationa form of metaphor in which human characteristics are attributed to non human things


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