Literary Trivia A-Z

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Can you name the answer the following literary questions that begin with each letter of the alphabet?

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In a Pulitzer Prize winning novel, this lawyer and father represents a black man accused of rape in the Jim Crow south.A
This reclusive poet eloped with a fellow poet that she had been writing, prompting her father to disinherit her, as he had done to her 11 siblings who also wed without his consent.B
In Homer's The Odyssey, this goddess from the island of Ogygia holds Odysseus hostage, keeping him as her lover until ordered to set him free. C
Dante Alighieri's 14th century masterpiece describing his journey through hell, purgatory, and heaven. D
He seeks revenge after he is confined to a dungeon prison for 14 years for a crime he did not commit.E
After this novelist sent Ernest Hemingway a ten-page critique letter for A Farewell to Arms, Hemingway wrote three words in the margin in response: 'Kiss my a@$'F
This literary genre is often characterized by dark, gloomy settings as well as psychological and supernatural elements.G
Japanese poem structured with three lines, the first and third with 5 syllables and the second with 7.H
A statement in which the meaning is opposite of the literal meaning or an action that is opposite of what would be expected.I
This Lewis Carroll nonsense poem begins, 'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves...'J
Creator of the Beat Generation who is said to have written 'On the Road' on scroll paper in just 20 days.K
This collection of poems in 1798 by William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge catalyzed the English romantic literary movement.L
American novel that originally received mixed reviews about sailor Ishmael's adventure on the Pequod.M
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C.S. Lewis created a fantasy world in this place where animals speak.N
Literary device that refers to a word that makes the sound it describes, such as 'pop' or 'buzz.'O
This novelist, short-story writer, and poet committed suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning after being untreated for depression.P
Refers to a stanza or poem consisting of four lines.Q
This title character spent 28 years on a tropical island before being rescued.R
Last name of the protagonist in an Orwell novel. It took some time, but eventually He Loved Big Brother.S
Type of drama that ends in the destruction of the protagonist, such as in Shakespeare's Macbeth, Hamlet, King Lear, and Othello.T
Also a novel by Sir Thomas More, this word refers to a place with a perfect socio-political system and literally means both 'no place' and 'good place.'U
Author of Slaughterhouse-five, Cat's Cradle, Breakfast of Champions, and more, he died in 2007 of injuries from a fall... but so it goes.V
He penned Leaves of Grass, a collection of poems sharply criticized by many for their often explicit sexual nature.W
Setting in Kubla Khan, an opium-inspired Coleridge poem with a 'stately pleasure-dome.'X
These were savage, dirty, and uncivilized creatures from Gulliver's travels.Y
This mythological figure has appeared in many literary works, from Ovid's Metamorphoses to Homer's The Odyssey.Z

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