Structure in Literature: Definition & Examples


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The exposition is best described by which of the following?

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1. The rising action can be best described by which of the following:

2. The climax can be best described as which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Literary structure is made up of several parts, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the terminology related to those parts. In most questions, you'l be given a term, and you'll need to choose the best definition or description of it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the definitions of the following:

  • Falling action
  • Resolution
  • Rising action
  • Climax
  • Exposition

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literary structure lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as resolution and exposition
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the elements of literary structure

Additional Learning

Be sure to review the corresponding lesson called Structure in Literature: Definition & Examples to keep studying the elements of literary structure. Objectives covered by this lesson include the following:

  • Define structure
  • Know six methods of organization in written material
  • Identify the five most common elements of narrative structure
  • Understand the narrative structure of Cinderella