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Literary And Rhetorical Vocab

Subject : english
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1. Personal - reflective poetry that reveals the speaker's thoughts and feelings about the subject






2. A figure of speech in which a word or phrase can be understood in two ways especially when one meaning is risque






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






4. Faulty reasoning that inappropriately ascribes human feelings to nature or non-human objects






5. A short tale often with nonhuman characters from which a useful lesson may be drawn






6. A witty or ingenious thought; a diverting or highly fanciful idea - often stated in figurative language






7. The emotional tone in a work of literature






8. A detailed analysis or interpretation of a work of literature






9. A figure of speech that compares unlike objects - without using like or as






10. A poem or prose selection that laments or meditates on the passing or death of something or someone of value






11. The general form - pattern - and manner of expression of a work of literature






12. A mocking - satirical assault on a person or situation






13. A mild or less negative usage for a harsh or blunt term






14. A narrative told by a character involved in the story - using first person pronouns such as I and we






15. The language spoken in England roughly between 1150 and 1500 AD






16. As distinguished from Apollonian - the word refers to sensual - pleasure-seeking impulses






17. The repetition of two or more vowel sounds in a group of words or lines of a poem






18. A rendering of a quotation in which actual words are not stated but only approximated or paraphrased






19. The origin or derivation of a word






20. A lyric poem or passage that describes a kind of ideal life or place






21. A false name or alias used by writers






22. The works considered most important in a national literature or period; works widely read and studied






23. Inflated - pretentious language used for trivial subjects






24. The use of words whose sounds suggest their meaning






25. The work of poets - particularly those of the seventeenth century - that uses elaborate conceits - is highly intellectual - and expresses the complexities of love and life






26. A sentence that departs from the usual word order of english sentences by expressing its main thought only at the end. in other words - the particulars in the sentence are presented before the idea they support






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






28. An eight-line rhyming stanza of a poem






29. A form of verse usually consisting of three four line units called quatrains and a concluding couplet






30. A narrator with unlimited awareness - understanding - and insight of characters - setting - background and all other elements of the story






31. A figure of speech in which objects and animals are given human characteristics






32. The choice of words in oral and written discourse






33. A version of a text put into simpler - everyday words






34. A saying or proverb expressing common wisdom or truth






35. A story in which a second meaning is to be read beneath the surface






36. An extended narrative about improbable events and extraordinary people in exotic places






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






38. Sentence with interrogative pronouns






39. The dictionary definition of a word. contrast with connotation






40. Issues a comand






41. Pleasing - harmonious sounds






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






43. A verbal ending in 'ing'_ that functions in a sentence as a noun.






44. The suggested or implied meaning of a word or phrase. contrast with denotation






45. Language or dialect of a particular country - Language of a clan or group - Plain everyday speech






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






47. A verse with five poetic feet per line






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






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






50. A story containing unreal - imaginary features