Guide to Literary Terms Overview Quiz

Hyperbole, alliteration, metaphor, and anachronism: how well do you know your literary tropes? Discover the definitions of these terms and more with eNotes' Guide to Literary Terms Overview Quiz!

  1. In a plot, the "denouement" is also known as:

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  2. Obvious exaggeration, like saying, "I can smell pizza a mile away," is an example of:

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  3. When a work of literature refers to another work of literature or historical event with the expectation that the reader will "get" the reference is known as:

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  4. What term describes something that happens in one time period but the person or event truly belongs in another era?

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  5. Iago opposes Othello and actively tries to destroy him. What is the name of this sort of character?

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  6. A character who experiences some sort of moral or spiritual growth has gone through?

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  7. "Their taut tails thrashing they twist in tribute to the titans" is an example of:

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  8. Oedipus is said to have suffered from excessive pride, also known as:

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  9. John Donne's line, "And take my tears, which are love’s wine," is an example of the use of:

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  10. What is the name for this use of writing style? "You don’t know about me without you have read a book by the name of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, but that ain’t no matter.”

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