Kenneth Burke Quizzes & Trivia

Kenneth Burke was a famous literary theorist whose work impacted the 20th century significantly. He is best known for his ability to analyze the nature of knowledge. He viewed literature as a symbolic action. He not only focused on literary texts but also on text which interacted with the audience such as biographies or those with a political background.

He is perhaps one of the most well-known theorists to challenge American-born literary critics. Today his work continues to be influential and is often discussed by philosophers. He was born in Pennsylvania in 1897. Do you know when he passed away? The answer is 1993 in New Jersey. If you think you know everything about this famous individual then put your skills to the test by completing one of our many quizzes.

Besides his nerdy face, Kenneth Burke is remembered for more interesting things. Kenneth Burke, in his lifetime was an essayist, critic and literary intellectual. His sheer literary talent was well harnessed in several pieces....

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    How old was Kenneth Burke when he died?

Test your knowledge about Kenneth Burke and his impact on rhetorical studies.

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    How does Kenneth Burke define rhetoric?

Whoever gets 80% correct or more please claim a free meal from me. : )

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    Which is my favourite group now?




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