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Do you know your zeugma from your hypozeugma? What is the difference between paralepsis and praeteritio? If these questions make sense to you, dive on in!   

There are 13 quizzes and 145 trivia questions in this category.
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trivia quiz  Turning Neither Left Nor White Editor choice cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, adams627, Jun 02 11

Or: "You Just Stepped on My Zeugma!" Come in to find out what happens when good authors turn parallel structure on its head! Warning: there will be some spoilers for the literary works mentioned in this quiz.
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adams627
Jun 02 11
3540 plays
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trivia quiz  Literary Allusions of the 20th Century cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Oddball, Jul 02 07

See what you know about the phrases and other wordplay that these 20th Century authors gave us.
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Oddball
Jul 02 07
2970 plays
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match quiz  Literary Term Match Up cool 10 questions
Very Easy, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Apr 03 17

See if you can match the literary term with its correct definition.
Very Easy
ponycargirl editor
Apr 03 17
1017 plays
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trivia quiz  Literary Criticism cool 20 questions
Tough, 20 Qns, skylarb, Feb 06 03

There are many ways to interpret a literary work. Take this quiz to sharpen the tools in your literary toolbox!
Tough
skylarb
Feb 06 03
936 plays
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trivia quiz  Literary Terminology Hodgepodge 15 questions
Tough, 15 Qns, skylarb, Jul 23 03

An assortment of questions about figurative language, rhetoric, plays and poetry.
Tough
skylarb
Jul 23 03
1428 plays
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trivia quiz  Literary Forms, Tricks and Games: Terminology. 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Dec 20 03

What do you know about the terminology of classic stylistics, poetry and "wordgames"?
Tough
flem-ish
Dec 20 03
558 plays
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trivia quiz  Word Origins from Literature 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, robert362, Sep 25 00

Here are some words that owe their existence to literary works. See how many you know.
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robert362
Sep 25 00
3828 plays
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trivia quiz  Theory 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, AcrylicInk, Feb 24 18

Dr Rita Lot of Quacks University is writing some new articles about literature. Over the years, academics have come up with lots of new ways to analyse stories, poetry, and plays. Which one is Rita using?
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AcrylicInk gold member
Feb 24 18
276 plays
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trivia quiz  Terminology: Literary and Rhetorical 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, skylarb, Mar 04 03

There's a label for just about everything in literature and rhetoric. See how many you can identify.
Tough
skylarb
Mar 04 03
654 plays
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trivia quiz  'Formalism': An Interesting Theory 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, shortstef, Dec 19 03

For those of you who haven't heard of Formalism (or have the misfortune of having to study it at degree level) here's my basic guide. Enjoy!
Tough
shortstef
Dec 19 03
270 plays
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trivia quiz  Literary Allusions: Where From? 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, ravenskye, Mar 20 01

I'll supply an allusion (a reference, without explanation, to a particular work of literature), and you tell me where it came from, or the author of the work.
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ravenskye
Mar 20 01
1491 plays
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trivia quiz  Short Story Elements 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, 57wordsmith, Aug 10 05

Quick! What are the four basic elements of the short story? If you forgot, then maybe it's time for a review, and if you knew them, then keep going.
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57wordsmith
Aug 10 05
858 plays
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trivia quiz  Literary Labels And Terminology. 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Mar 02 02

For obscure reasons humans feel the need to classify and to label not only pots of home-made jam, but also the works of creative genius. Authors are to be classified according to theme, genre, subjects, etc. See if you can find your way in this gallery.
Difficult
flem-ish
Mar 02 02
834 plays
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