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  1. Canton
  2. Motif
  3. Protagonist
  4. Setting
  5. Tract
  1. a The chief character in a work
  2. b A section or division of a long poem
  3. c A simple element that serves as a basis for expanded narrative; or less strictly, a conventional situation, device, interest, or incident
  4. d A pamphlet; argumentative document on some religious or political topic
  5. e Background against which action takes place; includes geographical location, topography, scenery, occupations and daily manner of living characters; time or period in which action takes place, general environment of characters like religious, social, emotional

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. A nineteenth century literary movement that rested on the credo of "ART FOR ART'S SAKE."
  2. Something that is itself and also stands for something else
  3. In contemporary literature and criticism, a term applied to the sense that human beings, cut off from their roots, live in meaningless isolation in an alien universe.
  4. The semblance of truth; indicates the degree to which work creates the appearance of truth
  5. A term describing one or another of the poetic genres that are short and possess marked descriptive, narrative, and pastoral qualities

5 True/False questions

  1. RegionalismFidelity to a particular geographical area; the representation of its habits, speech, manners, history, folklore, or beliefs


  2. EuphemismA device in which indirectness replaces directness of statement, usually in an effort to avoid offensiveness Ex. "at liberty" instead of "out of work"


  3. RealismA 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. Sentimentalism1) an overindulgence in emotion, especially the conscious effort to induce emotion in order to enjoy it; 2)optimistic overemphasis of the goodness of humanity


  5. Petrarchan conceitThis 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.