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Literary Terms and Analysis Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. How does Isabel Allende's The House of the Spirits' incorporate magical realism?

Question 2 2. During what literary period was Candide written?

Question 3 3. Which of the following would a reader NOT do in the second phase in the literary analysis process?

Question 4 4. When taking a multiple choice test in literature, which of the following is NOT a way to increase comprehension of a piece when reading for a test?

Question 5 5. Which of the following is a poem in dedication to something that has passed?

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Question 6 6. In what literary period was Beowulf written in?

Question 7 7.

What is the rhyme scheme of the following poem by George Bernard Shaw?


Langford Reed saved the limerick verse,


From being taken away in a hearse.


He made it so clean


Now it's fit for a queen,


Re-established for better or worse.

Question 8 8. How does the work of Salman Rushdie differ from that of Latin American authors writing magical realism?

Question 9 9. The last line of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel 'The Great Gatsby' reads as follows: So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past. What point-of-view does this line's narrator have?

Question 10 10. What is a catharsis?

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Question 11 11. Why is imagery important?

Question 12 12. What is the basic unit of measurement in poetry?

Question 13 13. In a poem, the _____ is its literal meaning and _____ is what it implies.

Question 14 14. What is the theme of a piece of prose?

Question 15 15.

The lines from Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven illustrate what literary device?

'Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing,

Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortals ever dared to dream before....'

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Question 16 16. What is one of the primary interests of postmodern literary theory?

Question 17 17. Which branch of literary criticism are you primarily practicing when analyzing a text through the lens of class relations?

Question 18 18. What does the last phase of literary analysis involve?

Question 19 19. What literary theory looks at how countries exert dominance over others by colonizing them either culturally or physically?

Question 20 20. When answering multiple-choice questions for literature, in what order should the material be read?

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Question 21 21. Why does it matter what literary period a work is written in?

Question 22 22. Which critical theory looks at how current texts and historical texts reflect the social conditions in which they were produced?

Question 23 23. Which word pair shows exact rhyme?

Question 24 24. In examining author style and language, what is it that you need to already have a working knowledge of?

Question 25 25. What are the two main parts of analyzing a literary work?

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Question 26 26. What style of writing was Shakespeare primarily known for?

Question 27 27. What two elements are combined in magical realism?

Question 28 28. What is defined as the repetition of sounds in two or more words?

Question 29 29. Which of the following is NOT a strategy to answer multiple-choice literature questions?

Question 30 30. What is often considered the first work of literature in the English language?

Literary Terms and Analysis Chapter Exam Instructions

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