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Sentimentality: Quiz


Question 1: [2] "A sentimentalist", Oscar Wilde wrote ________, "is one who desires to have the luxury of an emotion without paying for it."[3] Yeats wrote, "Rhetoric is fooling others.
Lady Florence DixieUnited KingdomEnglandLord Alfred Douglas

Question 2: The view that sentimentality is relative is inherent in ________'s "sympathetic contract", in which the reader agrees to join with the writer when approaching a poem.
John CiardiElizabeth BishopRutgers UniversityRobert Lowell

Question 3: The sentimental fallacy is an ancient ________ device that attributes human emotions to the forces of nature, such as mourning or anger.


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