5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Comic relief
- a A name applied to the belief that society has an innate tendency toward improvement and that that tendency can be furthered by conscious human effort
- b The rewriting of a work from its original form to fit it for another MEDIUM; also the new form of such a rewritten work. A NOVEL may be adapted for the STAGE, MOTION PICTURES, TELEVISON; a PLAY may be rewritten as a novel. The term normally implies an attempt to retain the chief CHARACTERS, ACTIONS, and as much as possible of the language and tone of the original.
- c A comparison of two things, alike in certain aspects; particularly a method used in EXPOSITION or DESCRIPTION by which something unfamiliar is explained by being compared to something more familiar.
- d A humorous scene, incident, or speech in the course of serious fiction or drama...
- e Writing that ridicules a subject inherently noble or dignified
5 Multiple choice questions
- "Seize the day"...has come to be applied generally to literature, especially to lyric poems, which exemplify the spirit of "Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we shall die"
- The treatment of abstractions as concrete things. "Truth is a deep well."
- Mode or category of expression - direct or indirect. Also used more specifically to mean "discussion" and refers to ways of speaking that are bound by ideological, professional, political, cultural, or sociological communities
- A group of British writers in the 1950s and 1960s who demonstrated a particular bitterness in their attacks on outmoded, bourgeois values.
- Movement in art emphasizing expression of imagination as realized in dreams and presented without conscious control
5 True/False questions
Denotation → A formal speech delivered in an impassioned manner...heard but rarely in legislative halls, the courtroom, the church
Protagonist → The chief character in a work
Elegy → A comparison of two things, alike in certain aspects; particularly a method used in EXPOSITION or DESCRIPTION by which something unfamiliar is explained by being compared to something more familiar.
Dissertation → The basic meaning of a word, independent of its emotional coloration or associations
Revenge tragedy → French for "mounting" or "editing."...sometimes called "dynamic cutting"