Gothic themes

In this lesson, we will learn about typical Gothic themes such as madness, the body, death, fear, physical danger and the haunting past. We will then start studying a famous Gothic story, 'The Tell-Tale Heart' by Edgar Allan Poe. Then, we will end on a quiz exploring what you have learnt.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What does convention mean?

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Q2.What does metonymy mean?

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Q3.What is widely considered to be the first Gothic novel?

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Q4.Which of the following is a typical Gothic setting?

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Q5.What is an omen?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What does convention mean?

1/5

Q2.What does metonymy mean?

2/5

Q3.What is widely considered to be the first Gothic novel?

3/5

Q4.Which of the following is a typical Gothic setting?

4/5

Q5.What is an omen?

5/5

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Quiz:

Gothic Literature

Lesson 4

Q1.What is the meaning of eponymous?

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Q2.How is a Byronic hero a complicated character?

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Q3.What does the word damsel mean?

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Q4.What usually happens to the damsel in Gothic fiction?

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Q5.What does femme fatale mean?

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Quiz:

Gothic Literature

Lesson 4

Q1.What is the meaning of eponymous?

1/5

Q2.How is a Byronic hero a complicated character?

2/5

Q3.What does the word damsel mean?

3/5

Q4.What usually happens to the damsel in Gothic fiction?

4/5

Q5.What does femme fatale mean?

5/5

Lesson summary: Gothic themes

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