Literary Forms and Movements 1st term

Short Answers and some other topics of Literary Forms and Movements were collected from previous examinations are as under:

Short Answers of Literary Forms and Movements

Different Kinds of Meter Used in Poetry

Kinds of Novel

Musical Devices Used in Poetry

Muses of Art

These Literary Forms and Movements’ topics explained and answered time to time on nazarbazmi.com and in this post I have collected all these links together as follows:


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Short Questions and Answers of ‘Literary forms and movements’

What is a round character?
A round character is a complex and dynamic. In this character improvement and change occurs during the course of work .

What is a soliloquy?
Soliloquy is a device use in drama in which a character speaks to himself or herself (thinking loud) by showing his feelings or thoughts to audience.

What is a Shakespearian sonnet?
Shakespearian sonnet consists of three quatrains and final couplet, written in iambic pentameter and having rhyme scheme abab cdcd efef gg.

What is a Lyric?
Lyric is a short poem in which poet’s own feelings and emotions are expressed normally having musical quality to sing.

What is the difference between metaphor and simile?
A figurative comparison between two things by using the word “like” or “as” is a simile and direct figurative comparison without “like or as” is a metaphor. “Her cheeks like rose” is a simile and “all the world is a stage” is a metaphor.



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Kinds of novel

Epistolary Novel

In this type of novel the story is narrated through letters sent by the observer or by those who participating in the events. Example 18th century’s novel ‘Richardson’s Pamela and Clarissa etc.

Gothic Novel

In this type of novels the cruel passions and supernatural terror is presented. Example: Monastery or Haunted Castle etc.

Historical Novel

This type of novel set in particular historical period and describes the manner and event of that period. characters may be imaginary or real persons. Example: Novels on world war one etc.

Psychological Novel

In this type of novel the character’s inner feeling, ideas, spiritual and mental development is concentrated rather than external actions. Example: To the light house by Virginia Woolf etc.

Picaresque Novel

This type of novel consist of series of adventures happen to the hero. It is usually episodic and with a simple plot.


Sentimental Novel

This type of novel is designed to describe and evoke tender feelings and sensitivity. The other name of this type novel is Mawkish.