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5 Matching questions

  1. (metrical) Scansion
  2. Tone
  3. Motif
  4. Conflict
  5. Tragic flaw
  1. a the process of measuring the stresses in a line of verse in order to determine the metrical pattern of line
  2. b 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
  3. c A distinctive feature or dominant idea in an artistic or literary composition.
  4. d error or defect in the tragic hero that leads to his downfall
  5. e struggle within the plot between opposing forces

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. consecutive lines that rhyme
  2. A rhymed couplet forming a complete thought
  3. unrhymed iambic pentameter
  4. final event which completely resolves the conflict. After the catastrophe comes the denouement, the tying together of any loose ends.
  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. Similefigure of speech that makes an explicit comparison between two things by using words such as like, as, than, appears, and seems


  2. Alliterationin story or drama, an element which enters the story, causes a conflict and creates a new situation as a result


  3. Denouementin poetry, when one line ends without a pause and continues into the next line for its meaning


  4. Tragedy- 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.


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


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