5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- (metrical) Scansion
- Tragic flaw
- a the process of measuring the stresses in a line of verse in order to determine the metrical pattern of line
- 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
- c A distinctive feature or dominant idea in an artistic or literary composition.
- d error or defect in the tragic hero that leads to his downfall
- e struggle within the plot between opposing forces
5 Multiple choice questions
- consecutive lines that rhyme
- A rhymed couplet forming a complete thought
- unrhymed iambic pentameter
- final event which completely resolves the conflict. After the catastrophe comes the denouement, the tying together of any loose ends.
- a literary device that uses contradictory statements or situations to reveal a reality different from what appears to be true
5 True/False questions
Simile → figure of speech that makes an explicit comparison between two things by using words such as like, as, than, appears, and seems
Alliteration → in story or drama, an element which enters the story, causes a conflict and creates a new situation as a result
Denouement → in poetry, when one line ends without a pause and continues into the next line for its meaning
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.
Nemesis → the central meaning or dominant idea in a literary work