Postmodernism in Literature: Definition & Examples


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Which of the following are common conventions of postmodern literary writing?

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1. What do some critics and scholars fault postmodern literature for?

2. Which of the following writers is NOT considered to be a postmodern writer by many scholars and critics?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of postmodernism in literature. Some of the topics you'll be assessed on include conventions of postmodern literature as well as criticisms of postmodern literature.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Common conventions of postmodern literary writing
  • Criticisms of postmodern literature
  • Postmodern writers
  • The war that gave rise to postmodern literature

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 literature lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding postmodernism in literature and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding criticisms of postmodernism
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the likely catalyst for the rise of postmodern literature

Additional Learning

To learn more about literature, review the accompanying lesson titled Postmodernism in Literature: Definition, Lesson & Quiz. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define postmodern literature
  • Identify nine stylistic techniques that are often used in postmodern literature
  • Differentiate between modernism and postmodernism
  • Name three examples of postmodern literature
  • List three influences postmodern literature has had on contemporary culture