5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Comic irony
- a the chief character in a literary work, usually one with admirable qualities.
- b the continuation of a sentence from one line of a poem to another to complete meaning and grammatical structure (also called a run-on line).
- c The audience knows more than the character knows and creates humor
- d a literary device in which the author interrupts the chronological order of a narrative to show something that happened in the past.
- e 17th- 18th century held that all truths, especially religious ones, were accessible and comprehensible through pure
human reason; reason was in itself a source of knowledge superior to and independent of sense
5 Multiple choice questions
- old-fashioned words no longer in common use, such as forsooth.
- a patronizing manner or behavior
- a group of words with a subject and verb that is a complete thought.
Example: It was after midnight and Mother was downstairs.
- unstressed, unstressed, stressed ˇˇ/
- identifies or describes a nearby noun, as illustrated in the way that 'my favourite author' indentifies the author. An embedded appostional pharse is set within the body of the sentence rather than coming at the beginning or the end.
5 True/False questions
Formalist Criticism → Formalist criticism focuses on the way individual literary
elements combine to create a coherent whole text, independent of outside factors such as the author's life or intent, or the sociocultural and historical context. Formalist critics, for example, might examine how structure or syntax contributes to the theme or overall emotional impact of a text.
anecdote → a short narrative about an interesting event, often used to make a point.
epitaph → a concluding statement or section added to a work of literature.
imagism → 20th Century movement of poetry; typically written in free verse, draws on a wide range of subject matter, is expressed in common speech, and relies on a clear, concentrated image to convey meaning.
New criticism → A movement in literary criticism, dating from the late 1920s, that stressed close textual analysis in the interpretation of works of literature.