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English Literature Test 3

Welcome to your English Literature Test 3

The assembly of two or more ideas, characters, actions, settings, phrases, or words side-by-side or in similar narrative moments for the purpose of comparison, contrast, rhetorical effect, suspense, or character development

A phrase used poetically instead of the regular word for a noun.

A period of European history that begins around the 5th century and ends around the 16th century

Language where literary or poetic techniques and devices, such as metaphors and similes, are used to produce a meaning beyond the literal surface meaning.

A crude and sometimes bitter satire that ridicules the appearance or personality of a person

Electronic literature which makes provision for reader reaction through the use of hypertext links

Refers to an inscription carved on a gravestone

A unit or foot of poetry that is made up of a lightly stressed syllable followed by a heavily stressed syllable. ‘Inscribe’ and ‘restore’ are examples of words which naturally follow this pattern

Award for Science fiction works

The name given by historical linguists to The diverse forms of the English language in use between the late 11th century and about 1470

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