Southern Gothic Literature: Definition, Characteristics & Authors


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Southern Gothic literature is a genre of Southern writing that:

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1. Southern Gothic literature was inspired by Gothic literature, a genre that:

2. The goal of Southern Gothic literature is:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Southern Gothic literature is a literary genre with many characteristics, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of those characteristics, as well as the genre's history.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

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

  • Origin of Gothic writing in America
  • Description of Southern Gothic characters
  • Goals(s) of the genre
  • Characteristics of Gothic literature

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the history of Southern Gothic literature
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the purpose of Southern Gothic literature

Additional Learning

To learn more about the characteristics and history of one of the most popular literary genre's of the 1900s, review the corresponding lesson titled Southern Gothic Literature: Definition, Characteristics & Examples. The lesson addresses the following objectives:

  • Define Southern Gothic literature
  • Explain its genre history
  • Define Gothic writing
  • Give characteristics of Southern Gothic literature
  • Name Southern Gothic authors
  • Define archetypes and stream of consciousness