Glossary of Literary Terms: Prose


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

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1. 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?

2. In a prose structure, what is the subtext?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and associated worksheet will help you gauge what you know about some of the literary terms related to prose. You will be quizzed on literary terms and techniques, including subtext, prose, and perspective.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following literary elements of prose:

  • Genres that count as prose
  • Point-of-view
  • Subtext
  • Metaphor, symbolism, and allegory
  • Conflict

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on literary terms in prose
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about elements of prose in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as subtext and conflict
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about literary terms

Additional Learning

To learn more about this type of writing, review the corresponding lesson on Common Literary Terms for Prose. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define prose
  • Learn about the basic structure of prose
  • Discuss common literary terms used in prose
  • Explore deeper meanings in prose