Literary Devices in Lady Gregory's The Rising of the Moon

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What do the glass unicorn, the rocking horse, and the road have in common?

They are all symbols in literary works.

What is the term for a weakness or limitation of character that leads to the fall of a tragic hero?

Tragic flaw

Which of the following is an example of a tragic hero?


What is the term for a play that features only two actors?


What is the term for the concept that a play should have a single storyline, occur in a single location, and take place within a short time period?

The unities

Which of the following is an example of a play that embodies the unities?

Oedipus the King

Who argued that Oedipus the King embodies the unities?


What is the term for a privileged, exalted character of high repute who suffers a fall from glory into suffering?

Tragic hero

What is the term for the idea that a character's downfall is the result of their own error or flaw?


What is the term for a dramatic genre that presents a conflict between a heroic individual and a superior force?


Test your understanding of literary devices in Lady Gregory's one-act play The Rising of the Moon. Identify the types of conflict, denouement, and dialogue in this literary work.

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