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Literary And Rhetorical Vocab

Subject : english
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1. A poem or prose selection that laments or meditates on the passing or death of something or someone of value

2. 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

3. One of the ancient greek goddesses presiding over the arts. the imaginary source of inspiration for an artist or writer

4. A verbal (often preceded by 'to') that functions as a noun adjective or adverb

5. A parody of traditional epic form

6. Pleasing - harmonious sounds

7. A synonym for poetry. also - a group of lines in a song or poem; also a single line of poetry

8. The manner in which an author uses and arranges words - shapes ideas - forms sentences and creates a structure to convey ideas

9. A saying or proverb expressing common wisdom or truth

10. Sentence with interrogative pronouns

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

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

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

14. A variety of poetry meant to entertain or amuse - but sometimes with a satirical thrust

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

16. A complex sentence in which the main clause comes first and the subordinate clause follows

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

18. A pause somewhere in the middle of a verse - often marked by punctuation

19. A locution that addresses a person or personified thing not present

20. An abstract or ideal conception of a type; a perfectly typical example; an original model or form

21. A structure that provides premise or setting for a narrative

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

23. A list of works cited or otherwise relevant to a subject or other work

24. One independent clause and no dependent clause

25. The pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables found in poetry

26. A sentence with two or more independent clauses and one or more dependent clauses

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

28. An adjective that follows a linking verb

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

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

31. A piece of writing that reveals weaknesses - faults - frailties - or other shortcomings

32. In poetry - the use of successive lines with no punctuation or pause between them

33. A poet; in olden times - a performer who told heroic stories to musical accompaniment

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

35. The use of insincere or overdone sentimentality

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

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

38. The origin or derivation of a word

39. Inflated - pretentious language used for trivial subjects

40. The emotional tone in a work of literature

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

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

43. The repetition of similar sounds at regular intervals - used mostly in poetry

44. A saying or proverb containing a truth based on experience and often couched in metaphorical language

45. The interpretation or analysis of a text

46. A verse with five poetic feet per line

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

48. A feeling of association or identification with an object or person

49. A latin term for a narrative that starts not at the beginning of events but at some other critical point

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