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Renaissance Literature & Literary Terms Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The three basic parts of literary analysis are

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Question 2 2. How does setting comprehension differ from setting analysis?

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Question 3 3. In examining author style and language, what is it that you need to already have a working knowledge of?

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Question 4 4. What does the last phase of literary analysis involve?

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Question 5 5. At the beginning of William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet, we are given the information that the characters live in Verona. What basic part of comprehension does this information fulfill?

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Question 6 6. In addition to being a fantastic epic, Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene is believed to be _____.

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Question 7 7. How did the printing press help propagate literary culture in the English Renaissance?

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Question 8 8. Which of these English Renaissance figures was a well-known precise playwright, whose works include 'Volpone'?

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Question 9 9. Francis Bacon's ideas became the foundation of the modern study of _____.

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Question 10 10. What does the term Renaissance refer to?

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Question 11 11. What is the basic unit of measurement in poetry?

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Question 12 12. Why might someone write an elegy?

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

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Question 14 14. What style of writing was Shakespeare primarily known for?

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Question 15 15. What is analyzing a poem for its rhythm and meter known as?

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Question 16 16. What is the most likely reason we don't know Shakespeare's exact birthday or the exact publication dates of his plays and poetry?

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Question 17 17. In what form did Shakespeare write many of his poems?

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Question 18 18. Shakespeare's writing is best organized into which three categories?

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Question 19 19. _____ is an example of a Shakespearean _____, typically categorized by a happy ending, in comparison to _____, which is known as a tragedy because of the deaths of most of the characters.

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Question 20 20. William Shakespeare is often noted to have had his plays performed at _____, which tragically burned down in 1613, but has been restored and is open for visitors today.

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Question 21 21. In a prose structure, what is the subtext?

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Question 22 22. In the basic prose structure, what do we call the part where everything ties up in the end?

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Question 23 23. What do we call the tale of the conflict or the clash of characters or ideas in a story?

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Question 24 24. Why is imagery important?

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Question 25 25. 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?

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Renaissance Literature & Literary Terms Chapter Exam Instructions

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