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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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