Introduction to Literary Studies
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The Freudian concept of "the uncanny" refers to:
a feeling of being disconnected from the world.
a sense of something being familiar and foreign at once.
terror at the thought of death.
a realization of one's empowered position in the world.
Which of the following offers the best definition of the concept of persuasion?
Persuasion is the art of making readers or listeners believe what the writer or speaker is stating.
Persuasion is the art of lying to good effect.
Persuasion is the opposite of rhetoric.
Persuasion is the use of syllogisms to influence the opinions of readers and listeners.
According to Anthony DiMatteo's "Shakespeare and the Public Discourse of Sovereignty: 'Reason of State' in 'Hamlet'", how does Shakespeare tend to present political rulers in Hamlet?
Shakespeare presents political rulers as flawless, perfect human beings.
Shakespeare presents political rulers as often meeting ruinous and violent endings.
Shakespeare only presents fictional political rulers and does not explore any political realities.
Shakespeare considers all political rulers to be corrupt.
Which of the following offers the best definition of a frame narrative?
A narrative that introduces readers to the main characters of a story
A narrative that summarizes the plot of the novel
A story within a story
A story that reminds the reader that the story is fictional
Which of the following statements demonstrates the use of pathos?
According to research, 22 percent of the American population owns an unsecured handgun.
I own a handgun and keep it in a secure place in my house.
Every month in the United States, at least 100 children are wounded or killed as a result of unsecured handguns.
Handguns don't kill people, people do.
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