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Literary And Rhetorical Vocab

Subject : english
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1. A version of a text put into simpler - everyday words

2. The language of a work and its style; words - often highly emotional - used to convince or sway an audience

3. Grating - inharmonious sounds

4. in literature - the use of an artificial device or gimmick to solve a problem

5. A sentence with one independent clause and one or more dependent clauses

6. The anglo-saxon language spoken in what is now england from approximately 450 to 1150 AD

7. Three periods (. . .) indicating the omission of words in a thought or quotation

8. Personal - reflective poetry that reveals the speaker's thoughts and feelings about the subject

9. An episodic novel about a roguelike wanderer who lives off his wits

10. Providing hints of things to come in a story or play

11. A narrative poem that tells of the adventures and exploits of a hero

12. The repetition of one or more initial consonants in a group of words or lines in a poem

13. The real or assumed personality used by a writer or speaker

14. The correspondence of a verb with its subject in person and number and of a pronoun with its antecedent in person - number - and gender

15. A familiar grouping of words - especially words that habitually appear together and thereby convey meaning by association

16. A direct verbal assault; a denunciation

17. A short - pithy statement of a generally accepted truth or sentiment

18. A story consisting of events from which a moral or spiritual truth may be derived

19. A story containing unreal - imaginary features

20. That element in literature that stimulates pity or sorrow

21. Word choice characterized by simple - often one or two syllable nouns - adjectives - and adverbs

22. A sharp - caustic expression or remark; a bitter jibe or taunt; less subtle than irony

23. A figure of speech in which a part signifies the whole or the whole signifies the part - also when the name of a material stands for the thing itself

24. A comparison that points out similarities between two dissimilar things

25. A novel focusing on and describing social customs and habits of a particular social group

26. A brief explanation - summary - or evaluation of a text or work of literature

27. The depiction of people - things and events as they really are without idealization or exaggeration for effect

28. The relation in which a narrator or speaker stands to the story or subject matter of a poem

29. A unit of stressed and unstressed syllables used to determine the meter of a poetic line

30. A forceful sermon - lecture or tirade

31. One in which two parallel elements are set off against each other like equal weights on a scale.

32. When the infinitive is interrupted with another word - typically an adverb or adverbial phrase

33. A subordinate or minor collection of events in an novel or play - usually connected to the main plot

34. The main idea isn't completed until the end of the sentence

35. A four-line poem or a four-line unit of a longer poem

36. A rhetorical opposition or contrast of ideas by means of a grammatical arrangement of words - clauses or sentences

37. A form of literature in which the hero is destroyed by some character flaw and a set of forces that causes the hero considerable anguish

38. The action in a play or story that occurs after the climax and that leads to the conclusion and often to the resolution of the conflict

39. The origin or derivation of a word

40. Issues a comand

41. The generic name for a figure of speech such as image - symbol - simile and metaphor

42. A statement or idea that fails to follow logically from the one before

43. A figure of speech whose effectiveness has been worn out through overuse and excessive familiarity

44. A literary form in which events are exaggerated in order to create an extreme emotional response

45. A return to an earlier time in a story or play in order to clarify present actions or circumstances

46. The repetition of two or more consonant sounds in a group of words or a line of poetry

47. Pleasing - harmonious sounds

48. A saying or proverb expressing common wisdom or truth

49. French term for the world of books - criticism - and literature in general

50. The choice of words in oral and written discourse