Short Answer Questions Key
1. Mikhail Bakhtin is:
A somewhat mysterious but increasingly interesting literary figure.
2. According to Bakhtin, what is the function of art?
To communicate meaningful messages.
3. What does the "form" of any kind of art express?
A system of values.
4. How does Bakhtin define the novel?
As a multiplicity of styles.
5. According to Bakhtin's semiotic understanding, what irony is inherent within the creative power of language?
The individual expresses him- or herself only through the words of others.
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