Mimesis in Literature: Definition & Examples


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The term, mimesis means to:

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1. Which is NOT a form of mimesis typically used in literature?

2. Which form(s) of mimesis would involve the adoption of particular modes of conduct?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessment tools will evaluate you on mimesis in literature, focusing on the different forms of mimesis. You'll be asked to identify examples of the forms, and you'll also need to know the definition of 'mimesis'.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the following types of mimesis in literature:

  • Vocal
  • Metaphorical
  • Visual
  • Behavioral
  • Impersonation

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on mimesis in literature
  • Distinguishing differences - differentiate between the forms of mimesis, such as visual and vocal
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify examples of the different forms of mimesis

Additional Learning

Continue your literature studies by reviewing the accompanying lesson titled Mimesis in Literature: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define mimesis and know the origins of the term
  • Identify and give an example of each of the five types of mimesis mentioned in the lesson
  • Differentiate between formal and metaphorical mimesis in literature