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1. There are two parts to a metaphor. One is the tenor. What is the other part?
2. In literature, how might we describe someone of "sanguine" humor?
3. In a play, if the term "exeunt" is used, what does it mean?
4. In the Freytag Pyramid, what immediately follows the climax?
5. What term was used to refer to the group of actors who, in a classical Greek play, commented on the action of the play?
6. Which kind of character does not develop throughout a work of literature?
7. What do we call an inscription or quotation at the beginning of a book?
8. In poetry, a trochaic foot consists of a stressed syllable followed by what?
9. What is the rhyme scheme of an English (or Shakespearian) sonnet?
10. What is the technical name for a conventional genre of poetry that usually celebrates the simplicity of rural life?
11. What do we call a lyric ode written in honor of a bride and groom?
12. Carpe diem is a special genre of poetry. What does carpe diem mean?
13. A term often used in literature to express the idea that the fall of man was fortunate is called the felix _____. What is the missing word?
14. Milton begins "Paradise Lost" with a sentence that leads up to the words "Sing, Heavenly Muse..." What do we call this kind of beginning?
15. Some literary giants, such as Yeats and Blake, are said to have possessed a belief in a religion that combines Christianity with mysticism and magic. What do scholars call this religion?
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