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Literary And Rhetorical Vocab

Subject : english
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1. A mode of expression in which the intended meaning is the opposite of what is stated - often implying ridicule or light sarcasm; a state of affairs or events that is the reverse of what might have been expected

2. A statement or idea that fails to follow logically from the one before

3. The use of words whose sounds suggest their meaning

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

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

6. The implied meaning that underlies the main meaning of a work of literature

7. The pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables that make up a line of poetry

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

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

10. Pleasing - harmonious sounds

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

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

13. A story containing unreal - imaginary features

14. A story in which a second meaning is to be read beneath the surface

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

16. The high point - or turning point - of a story or play

17. An adjective that follows a linking verb

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

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

20. A direct verbal assault; a denunciation

21. Grating - inharmonious sounds

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

34. Inflated - pretentious language used for trivial subjects

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

36. The act of determining the meter of a poetic line. the pattern is called scansion. if a verse doesn't 'scan' its meter is irregular

37. 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

38. A sentence that follows the customary word order of english sentences - ie subject verb object. the main idea of the sentence is presented first and is then followed by one or more subordinate clauses

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

40. The real or assumed personality used by a writer or speaker

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

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

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

44. The grammar of meter and rhythm in poetry

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

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

47. Sentence with interrogative pronouns

48. A work of literature dealing with rural life

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

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