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Literary And Rhetorical Vocab

Subject : english
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1. A statement or idea that fails to follow logically from the one before






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






10. That element in literature that stimulates pity or sorrow






11. 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






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






13. A term that describes a line of poetry that ends with a natural pause often indicated by a mark of punctuation






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






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






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






17. A false name or alias used by writers






18. The choice of words in oral and written discourse






19. A literary style used to poke fun at - attack or ridicule an idea - vice or foible - often for the purpose of inducing change






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






21. Pleasing - harmonious sounds






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






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






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






25. Ordinary or familiar - used to describe diction






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






27. A group of two or more lines in poetry combined according to subject matter - rhyme or some other plan






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






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






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






31. A figure of speech in which a word or phrase can be understood in two ways especially when one meaning is risque






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






33. An imitation of a work meant to ridicule its style and subject






34. The pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables found in poetry






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






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






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






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






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






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






41. The total environment for the action in a novel or play. it includes time - place - historical milieu and social - political and even spiritual circumstances






42. In contrast to literal language - implies meanings






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






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






45. The repetition of two or more vowel sounds in a group of words or lines of a poem






46. A figurative comparison using the words like or as






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






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






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






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