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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Which two characters have met before?
2. What does Antonio want Marceline and Bartholo to do?
3. What does Bartholo reveal?
4. What does Figaro reveal he is most jealous of in terms of the Count?
5. Who does the letter say Figaro should marry?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Compare and Contrast THE BARBER OF SEVILLE and THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO in terms of the elements of commedia dell'arte, farce, and satire. How ar the two plays alike? How are they different? Use specific examples, including the use of recurring characters.
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the use of figurative language in THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO. How are similes, metaphors, alliteration, etc used in developing the structure of the play? Include 2 examples of each form of figurative language in your response.
Essay Topic 3
Explain how the classic elements of irony (dramatic, verbal, and irony of situation) are used in the play. How does irony contribute to the theme of the play? How does irony contribute to the element of farce in the play? Use 3 pieces of dialogue as evidence of your findings.
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