Literary Theory: An Introduction Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:


According to Eagleton, in the romantic aesthetic theory the meaning of the word literature became what? (from Chapter 1, Rise of the English)


In structuralism, the relationship between the sign and what it refers to is what? (from Chapter 3, Structuralism and Semiotics)


According to Eagleton, Stanley Fish's model excludes the possibility that there is a ______ of interpretations? (from Chapter 2, Phenomenology, Hermeneutics, Reception Theory)


According to Eagleton, "the tactic of _________criticism ... is to show how texts come to embarrass their own ruling systems of logic." (from Chapter 4, Post-Structuralism)


What are Northrop Frye's three recurrent patterns of symbolism in literature? (from Chapter 3, Structuralism and Semiotics)

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