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English Literature is one of the most popular liberal arts majors at colleges and universities worldwide. Really, it can get no better than spending three to four years doing what you love best: reading and writing.

But as anyone who has taken an English Lit class knows, the course is about more than just reading your favourite piece of fiction. It’s a fascinating study, revealing the many depths and complexities of human communication. And with this, it’s study is just as rigorous, worthy as any other prestigious, university-level subject out there.

So whether you’re just a high school student or you’re in your third year at university, it doesn’t hurt to refresh your  understanding of the basic terms.

Test out your knowledge of the literature terms below!

1. Which of the following is the correct description for "allegory"?

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2. The origins of the term "comedy" is from...

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3. A "connotation" is the opposite of a "denotation". True or false?

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4. Which of the following is considered to be the first dystopian novel?

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5. Which of the following is untrue about 'blank verse'?

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6. Which of the following demonstrates 'onomatopoeia'?

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Please select 4 correct answers

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7. The Romantic Age refers to literary works that were mainly written between...

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8. What is a 'soliloquy'?

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9. When were 'tragicomic' plays most common?

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10. What is a 'litote'?

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Quiz: Literature students, how well do you know these terms?
Holy moly!
Looks like it’s time to hit the books...
Not too shabby!
Kudos, that’s not a bad score at all!
What a superstar - you sure know your jargon!

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