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Literary And Rhetorical Vocab

Subject : english
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1. One in which two parallel elements are set off against each other like equal weights on a scale.

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

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

4. A form of understatement in which the negative of the contrary is used to achieve emphasis or intensity

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

6. A style of writing in which the author tries to reproduce the random flow of thoughts in the human mind

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

8. The use of words whose sounds suggest their meaning

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

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

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

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

13. A work of literature dealing with rural life

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

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

16. A metaphor embedded in a sentence rather than expressed directly as a sentence

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

18. Inflated - pretentious language used for trivial subjects

19. A device employed in anglo-saxon poetry in which the name of a thing is replaced by one of its functions or qualities

20. A word or phrase representing that which can be seen - touched - tasted - smelled - or felt

21. Language that describes specific - observable things

22. deriving from the orderly qualities of ancient greek and roman culture; implies formality - objectivity - simplicity and restraint

23. The grammar of meter and rhythm in poetry

24. The organization of language into meaningful structure; every sentence has a particular syntax or pattern of words

25. That element in literature that stimulates pity or sorrow

26. The author's attitude toward the subject being written about. the characteristic emotion that pervades a work or part of a work--the spirit or quality that is the work's emotional essence

27. The choice of words in oral and written discourse

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

29. A false name or alias used by writers

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

31. 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

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

33. The interpretation or analysis of a text

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

35. The pattern of rhymes within a given poems

36. Language that conveys a speaker's attitude or opinion with regard to a particular subject

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

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

39. A reference to a person - place - or event meant to create an effect or enhance the meaning of an idea

40. A form of verse or prose that tells a story

41. The role or facade that a character assumes or depicts to a reader - a viewer or the world at large

42. A pair of rhyming lines in a poem. two rhyming lines in iambic pentameter is sometimes called a heroic couplet

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

44. A vagueness of meaning; a conscious lack of clarity meant to evoke multiple meanings and interpretations

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

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

47. A comedy that contains an extravagant and nonsensical disregard of seriousness - although it may have a serious - scornful purpose

48. Grating - inharmonious sounds

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

50. A noun that renames the subject