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Try to answer these questions on some major literary works.
What term refers to the purging of emotions that takes place at the end of a tragedy?
What character speaks the following words that are part of one of the most famous soliloquis in literature:
"Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death."?
What famous 19th century novel opens with the sentence, "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."?
Pride and Prejudice
What 18th century period in literature is also known as the Age of Reason?
The Middle Ages
In the summer of 1816, while in Switzerland, Lord Byron challenged his companions to write a ghost story. As a result this author penned a novel subtitled The Modern Prometheus.
Who wrote about 30 people on their pilgrimage to Canterbury?
What fictional captain had his leg bitten by an awe-inspiring monster whale, known as Mobi Dick?
Which of the following authors is associated with the 'stream of consciousness' writing technique, that attempts to depict the multitudinous thoughts and feelings passing through the mind?
What Nobel Prize-winning author wrote Babbitt, a novel that satirized the American commercial culture?
Edgar Allen Poe
This American-born English poet is known for his poems The Waste Land and The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.
T. S. Eliot
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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