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Literary And Rhetorical Vocab

Subject : english
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1. The suggested or implied meaning of a word or phrase. contrast with denotation

2. Similar to the truth; the quality of realism in a work that persuades readers that they are getting a vision of life as it is

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

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

5. An eight-line rhyming stanza of a poem

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

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

8. A forceful sermon - lecture or tirade

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

10. The main character in a work of literature

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

12. A phrase - idea or event that through representation serves to unify or convey a theme in a work of literature

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

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

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

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

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

18. Grating - inharmonious sounds

19. The use of one object to evoke ideas and associations not literally part of the original object

20. A belief that emphasizes faith and optimism in human potential and creativity

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

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

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

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

25. Personal - reflective poetry that reveals the speaker's thoughts and feelings about the subject

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

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

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

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

30. A figurative comparison using the words like or as

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

32. A statement that seems self-contradictory but is nevertheless true

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

34. A familiar grouping of words - especially words that habitually appear together and thereby convey meaning by association

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

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

37. A lyric poem usually marked by serious - respectful and exalted feelings toward the subject

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

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

40. A french verse form calculated to appear simple and spontaneous but consisting of nineteen lines and a prescribed pattern of rhymes

41. A german word referring to a novel structured as a series of events that take place as the hero travels in quest of a goal

42. A work of literature meant to ridicule a subject; a grotesque imitation

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

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

45. A subordinate or minor collection of events in an novel or play - usually connected to the main plot

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

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

48. A highly regarded work of literature or other art form that has withstood the test of time

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

50. 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