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Literary And Rhetorical Vocab

Subject : english
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1. A belief that emphasizes faith and optimism in human potential and creativity

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

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

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

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

6. The resolution that occurs at the end of a play or work of fiction

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

8. Overstatement; gross exaggeration for rhetorical effect

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

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

11. A brief and often simplistic lesson that a reader may infer from a work of literature

12. A term for the title character of a work of literature

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

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

15. Issues a comand

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

17. In contrast to Dionysian - it refers to the most noble - godlike qualities of human nature and behavior

18. A cleansing of the spirit brought about by the pity and terror of a dramatic tragedy

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

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

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

22. A person - scene - event - or other element in literature that fails to correspond with the time or era in which the work is set

23. A story containing unreal - imaginary features

24. Language that describes specific - observable things

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

26. A term used to describe literary forms such as novel - play and essay

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

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

29. Ordinary or familiar - used to describe diction

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

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

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

33. The pattern of rhymes within a given poems

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

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

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

37. A forceful sermon - lecture or tirade

38. A synonym for view or feeling; also a refined and tender emotion in literature

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

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

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

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

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

44. A simple narrative verse that tells a story that is sung or recited

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

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

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

48. A term that describes characters' excessive emotional response to experience; also nauseatingly nostalgic and mawkish

49. The choice of words in oral and written discourse

50. 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