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  1. Age of Reason
  2. Petrarchan conceit
  3. Problem Novel
  4. Sturm and drang
  5. Pageant
  1. a ... Emphasized self-knowledge, self-control, RATIONALISM, discipline, and the rule of law, order, and DECORUM in public and private life and in art.
  2. b A narrative that derives its chief interest from working out some central problem; applied to those novels written for a deliberate purpose or thesis
  3. c Used in three senses: 1) scaffold or stage eon which dramas were performed in the Middle Ages 2) plays performed on such stages 3) modern dramatic spectacles designed to celebrate some historical event
  4. d This kind of conceit used by Petrarch in his love sonnets and widely imitated or ridiculed by Renaissance English sonneteers. It rests on exaggerated comparisons expressing the beauty, cruelty, and charm of the beloved and the suffering of the forlorn lover.
  5. e Storm and Stress; a movement in Germany during the last quarter of the 18th century; revolt from French classicism

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. A poem treating of shepherds and rustic life...1) dialogue or singing-match 2)plaint of lovesick or forlorn lover or a poem praising some personage 3) lament for a dead friend
  2. A novel in which actual persons are presented under the guise of fiction
  3. During Middle Ages and early Renaisaance, the honorific verse was reserved for poetry in the classical style: quantitatively scanned and unrhymed
  4. Literary gleanings, fragment, or passages from the writing of an author or authors; also the title for a collection of choice extracts, for example, Analects of Confucius.
  5. A group of British writers in the 1950s and 1960s who demonstrated a particular bitterness in their attacks on outmoded, bourgeois values.

5 True/False questions

  1. RomanceIn lofty and elevated language, describes what has never happened nor is likely to; refers to works with extravagant characters, remote and exotic places, highly exciting and heroic events, passionate love, or mysterious and supernatural experiences


  2. VignetteA sketch/brief narrative characterized by precision and delicacy


  3. AphorismA concise statement of a principle of precept given in pointed words. For example, "life is short, art is long, opportunity fleeting, experimenting dangerous, reasoning difficult."


  4. TranscendentalismA nineteenth century literary movement that rested on the credo of "ART FOR ART'S SAKE."


  5. ReificationThe treatment of abstractions as concrete things. "Truth is a deep well."