Statistics for Literary Terms - H

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  • The average score is 5 of 15

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HintAnswer% Correct
A Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five, traditionally evoking images of the natural worldHaiku
100%
A collection of traditions containing sayings of the prophet Muhammad which, with accounts of his daily practice (the Sunna), constitute the major source of guidance for Muslims apart from the KoranHadith
50%
A novel that has as its setting a period of history and that attempts to convey the spirit of the time, e.g: War and PeaceHistorical Novel
50%
The writing of the lives of saintsHagiography
33%
A lengthy and aggressive speechHarangue
33%
The branch of knowledge that deals with interpretation, especially of the Bible or literary texts.Hermeneutics
33%
A line of verse consisting of six metrical feetHexameter
33%
A rhyme in which the stressed syllables of ending consonants match, however the preceding vowel sounds do not matchHalf rhyme
17%
A strophe, stanza, or poem consisting of seven lines or verses. Common in English verseHeptastich
17%
A type of comedy characterized by witty dialogue, satire, biting humor, or criticism of life.High Comedy
17%
A rhyme which was acceptable when composed but is no longer because of a change in pronunciation. E.g Join and divine. In the times of Pope, join was pronounced jine.Historical Rhyme
17%
Each of two or more words spelled the same but not necessarily pronounced the same and having different meanings and originsHomograph
17%
A very stupid or glaring mistake, especially an amusing oneHowler
17%
Whenever a person ascribes real existence to an abstract concept of mental construct e.g. 'Truth insists I tell the story'Hypostatization
17%
Similar to above, but something abstract is represented as though it was present. In Richard II, the dying John of Gaunt states that he 'sees' England as a sceptred isleHypotyposis
17%

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