2250 Prose Quiz

...this is open books and open vocabulary lists (mine or Metro's)...

  1. Which of the stories we've read uses metafiction, and how does it use it?
  2. What does it mean to dramatize a scene, and why would an author want to do it?  Give an example of a dramatized scene from one of our prose readings.
  3. If we think about Freytag's Triangle with it's high point, or climax, what is the climax in Oranges Aren't the Only Fruit, and how do you know?
  4. When thinking about characters, what is a grotesque?  Give 3 examples of grotesque characters one of our prose readings or books.
  5. What is minimalism in prose?  What is maximalism in prose?  Give examples of each from our readings.