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Literary And Rhetorical Vocab

Subject : english
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1. A false name or alias used by writers






2. A sentence containing a deliberate omission of words






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






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






5. An adjective or phrase that expresses a striking quality of a person or thing






6. A kind of poetry without rhymed lines - rhythm or fixed metrical feet






7. One independent clause and no dependent clause






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






9. The excessive pride that often leads tragic heroes to their death






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






11. A character or force in a work of literature that - by opposing the protagonist produces tension or conflict






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






13. Novels written for mass consumption - often emphasizing exciting and titillating plots






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






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






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






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






18. As opposed to concrete language it represents thoughts






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






20. A character whose name appears in the title of the novel or play; also known as the eponymous character






21. A direct verbal assault; a denunciation






22. A term consisting of contradictory elements juxtaposed to create a paradoxical effect






23. A novel in which supernatural horrors and an atmosphere of unknown terrors pervades the action






24. A term often used as a synonym for realism; also a view of experience that is generally characterized as bleak and pessimistic






25. A circumstance in which the audience or reader knows more about a situation than a character






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






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






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






29. In contrast to literal language - implies meanings






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






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






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






33. The main idea or meaning - often an abstract idea upon which a work of literature is built






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






35. A work of literature dealing with rural life






36. An indirect or subtle - usually derogatory implication in expression - an insinuation






37. A grotesque likeness of striking qualities in persons and things






38. The quickness of intellect and the power and talent for saying brilliant things that surprise and delight by their unexpectedness; the power to comment subtly and pointedly on the foibles of the passing scene






39. A concise but ingenious - witty - and thoughtful statement






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






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






42. An abbreviated synopsis of a longer work of scholarship or research






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






44. A series of comparisons between two unlike objects






45. A figure of speech that uses the name of one thing to represent something else with which it is associated






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






47. A story containing unreal - imaginary features






48. A humorous play on words - using similar sounding or identical words to suggest different meanings






49. French for a novel in which historical events and actual people appear under the guise of fiction






50. A quick succession of images or impressions used to express an idea