Advanced Literature Terms in Spanish


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The protagonist of Sin noticias de Gurb (No News of Gurb) is an alien who lives several lives taking the form of different people. This is an example of _____.

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1. In Campos de Castilla (Castilla's Fields) by Antonio Machado, the Spanish region of Castilla, its landscapes, its people, and its customs, appears continuously. This is an example of what?

2. In order to say that a character is already an old man, the poet might say that he is ''in an autumn garden full of withered leaves.'' This is an example of what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your comprehension of advanced literary terms in Spanish with this worksheet/quiz. Questions address key topics like a literary technique associated with the protagonist in No News of Gurb and what the continuous appearance of people, customs and landscapes in Castilla's Fields exemplifies.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Determine what you know about these points:

  • Term for a poet's use of expressing age by saying 'an autumn garden full with withered leaves'
  • Word for a way of depicting a person by exaggeration
  • Term for when a theater reflects on the theater itself

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding advanced literary terms in Spanish and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the literary term for repeating certain elements throughout a text
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about a literary term for exaggerating a person's appearance and the literary device exemplified by the protagonist in No News of Gurg who lives several lives

Additional Learning

More information on literary terminology is available from the lesson called Advanced Literature Terms in Spanish. You'll learn about the following:

  • Literary techniques to encourage reflection
  • Famous Spanish authors who apply these techniques
  • Self-referential literature