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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. deus ex machina
  2. meter
  3. climax
  4. conflict
  5. dramatic monologue
  1. a a poem in which a speaker addresses a silent listener
  2. b the regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in poetry
  3. c the decisive point in a narrative or drama
  4. d a struggle between the 2 opposing forces in literature
  5. e any artificial, forced, or improbable device used to resolve entanglements in a play

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. from the Greek meaning "wanton insolence," a shortcoming of a tragic hero that leads him to ignore warnings from the gods and leads to his downfall
  2. hints and clue in a narrative that suggest what is about to happen
  3. a word's secondary significance/feelings that the word implies
  4. two consecutive lines of poetry that rhyme
  5. a personal or physical path to a destination, whether known or unknown

5 True/False questions

  1. invectivespeech or writing which is highly denunciatory or abusive


  2. imagerythe regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in poetry


  3. elegya lengthy, complex lyric poem, written in a dignified formal style of some lofty or serious subject


  4. consonancethe repetition of consonant sounds


  5. motifthe prevailing feeling or emotional climate in a piece of literature