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Which of the following offers the best definition of the concept of persuasion ?

A. Persuasion is the art of making readers or listeners believe what the writer or speaker is stating.

B. Persuasion is the art of lying to good effect.

C. Persuasion is the opposite of rhetoric.

D. Persuasion is the use of syllogisms to influence the opinions of readers and listeners.

Related Questions on Introduction to Literary Studies Mcqs

In “Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays”, what does William Hazlitt mean when he states the following: “We do not like to see our author’s plays acted, and least of all, ’Hamlet’. There is no play that suffers so much in being transferred to the stage” ?

A. Hamlet cannot be staged properly because of the complexity of the play’s use of language.

B. Hamlet is not relevant to the Romantic age.

C. The role of Hamlet cannot be properly played by any actor.

D. Hamlet is a work that was written to be read, not performed.