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A triplet or stanza of three lines, in which each line ends with the same rhyme.
a) tercet b) terza rima c) tanka d) catharsis
A subdivision in a long poem, similar to a chapter in a book.
a) canto b) catalog c) strophe d) ballad
An adjective or other descriptive phrase that is regularly used to characterize a person, place, or thing.
a) eponym b) epilogue c) foil d) epithet
This occurs when a character struggles between opposing needs, desire, or emotions witihin himself or herself.
a) conflict b) external conflict c) subtweets :( d) internal conflict
The process by which the writer reveals the personality of the character.
a) motivation b) characterization c) mood d) atmosphere
A repeated word, phrase, line, or group of lines.
a) repetition b) refrain c) rhyme d) antistrophe
The uncertainty or anxiety a reader feels about what will happen next in a story.
a) foreshadowing b) suspense c) mood d) tone
The reasons that compel a character to act as he or she does.
a) tone b) mood c) paradox d) motivation
A reference to a statement, person, place, event or thing that is known from literature, history, religion, myths, or politics.
a) allusion b) archetype c) alliteration d) apostrophe
In literature, a word, character, object, image, metaphor, or idea that recurs in a work or several works.
a) moral b) myth c) allusion d) motif
A long, narrative poem that relates the deeds of a larger-than-life hero who embodies the values of a particular society.
a) dilemma tale b) tragedy c) comedy d) epic
A pattern that appears in literature across cultures and is repeated through the ages. It can be a character, a plot, an image, or a setting.
a) allusion b) apostrophe c) archetype d) antithesis
A story in which the characters, settings, and events stand for abstract or moral concepts.
a) allegory b) alliteration c) allusion d) antithesis
An epic's larger-than-life main character whose mighty deeds reflect the values admired by the society that created the epic.
a) folktale hero b) tragic hero c) epic hero d) mythic hero
A term used to describe the punishment of souls by a process either resembling or contrasting with the sin carried out during life.
a) comedy b) tragedy c) purgatorio d) contrapasso
A character's tragic flaw is known as his or her
a) situational irony b) hubris c) dramatic irony d) hamartia
A contradictory statement.
a) hyperbole b) catharsis c) paradox d) apostrophe
An interlocking, three-line stanza form with the rhyme scheme aba bcb cdc ded, and so on.
a) tercet b) terza rima c) tanka d) catharsis
A journey taken in search of something of value.
a) trip b) journey c) quest d) roadtrip
The term used to describe a character's excessive pride.
a) hamartia b) catharsis c) epistrophe d) hubris
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