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CSET Elements Of Prose

Subjects : cset, literature
Instructions:
  • Answer 27 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. Novel; cowboys or frontiersmen of US: L'Amour's How the West was Won






2. Traditional story based on fact but exaggerated: Paul Bunyan; Le Morte d'Arthur






3. Short - nonfiction - any topic - formal or informal: Self - reliance by Emerson






4. Short -- less than 100 pages - also Novelette: Of Mice and Men






5. Narrative drawn from the author's imaginations - not fact or history






6. Fiction with a historical backdrop - includes historical people - places - or events: Vidal's Lincoln






7. Expository - true - real events - people - objects - NOT imaginary






8. Brief - usually has characters - setting - plot - point of view - theme: Gift of the Magi






9. Book - length narrative - usually has plot - character - point of view - theme






10. Humorous - imitation of another literary work - mocks and points out its weaknesses: Hamlet's love letters to Ophelia






11. Intended to scare or unsettle reader - may be fantasy or sci fi: Frankenstein; Dracula






12. Brief - simple - illustrates a oral or religious lesson - no anthropomorphisms: Good Samaritan - Prodigal son






13. A story surrounds another story or links several stories together: Heart of Darkness; Canterbury Tales; Turn of the Screw






14. Anonymous traditional story - from a culture's oral tradition: Brer Rabbit; Arabian Nights






15. Comments on social conventions or conditions - usually humorous: Huck Finn; Swift's Modest Proposal






16. Main character is heroic but has a tragic flaw leading to his or her downfall: Hamlet






17. Gods or heroes - theme expresses culture's ideology - found in every culture: Pygmalion - Pandora's box






18. All written and spoken expression w/o a regular rhythm and with a conscious literary purpose






19. A person's account of own life: Autobiography of Ben Franklin; Up from Slavery by Booker T. Washington






20. Suspenseful; solves a puzzling crime; Poe's Purloined Letter; Sherlock Holmes by Doyle






21. Long - adventures and love affairs - idealized heroes: King Arthur






22. Account of another person's life: Sandburg's Abe Lincoln Grows Up






23. Unreal world - incredible characters or events: Lord of the Rings - Gulliver's Travels






24. Impact on society of current or future scientific or technological developments: Dune; Martian Chronicles.






25. Type of folktale - supernatural - magical elements: Cinderella; Rapunzel






26. Short - humorous - teaches a lesson about a behavior usually with animal characters: Fox and Grapes; Boy who cried wolf






27. Letter - diary - journal - eloquent - expository - becomes part of recognized literature of the era: US Constitution; Anne Frank's diary