A. A system for categorizing books
B. The psychological study of authors
C. The study of textual interpretation
D. A reader-response test
A. Lamentation, in which the speaker demonstrates grief
B. Praise and admiration for the dead
C. Consolation and solace
D. All of these
A. Investigating the relationship between words and objective reality
B. Comparing the Bible to folk tales from other cultures
C. Researching an author’s biography for clues about how to understand his or her writing
D. Researching what previous critics have said about a literary work
A. Pathos refers to a writer’s presentation of character and image.
B. Pathos refers to a writer’s ability to present evidence.
C. Pathos refers to a writer’s ability to inspire action in readers.
D. Pathos refers to a writer’s ability to inspire emotional responses in readers.
A. Simplicity in language, brevity in form, and humorousness in attitude
B. Complexity in language, lengthiness in form, and seriousness in attitude
C. Simplicity in language, lengthiness in form, and humorousness in attitude
D. Complexity in language, brevity in form, and humorousness in attitude
A. Art serves a particular worldly purpose.
B. Art’s supreme function is to entertain the public.
C. Artists are dangerous to social order.
D. Artists serve to construct the foundations of culture.
A. It offers a critique of Romantic poetry and ideology.
B. It serves to parody gothic novels.
C. It is a horror novel.
D. It is a memoir based on Jane Austen’s childhood.
A. Literary theory involves coming to a precise understanding of a writer’s psychology.
B. Literary theory involves measuring the quality of a literary work.
C. Literary theory involves considering the publication history of literary texts.
D. Literary theory involves describing the underlying principles of a literary work.
A. The world is a bright and interesting place.
B. Universal truth doesn’t exist, and audience members must discover truth for themselves.
C. The world is so complex that it does not require literature or theater.
D. Mainstream audiences are so shallow that it is not worth writing plays for them.
A. psychoanalytic criticism.
B. Marxist criticism.
C. New Criticism.