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Literary And Rhetorical Vocab

Subject : english
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1. An abbreviated synopsis of a longer work of scholarship or research

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

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

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

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

6. The emotional tone in a work of literature

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

8. The work of poets - particularly those of the seventeenth century - that uses elaborate conceits - is highly intellectual - and expresses the complexities of love and life

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

10. As opposed to concrete language it represents thoughts

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

12. A story containing unreal - imaginary features

13. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

23. A figure of speech in which a part signifies the whole or the whole signifies the part - also when the name of a material stands for the thing itself

24. A narrative told by a character involved in the story - using first person pronouns such as I and we

25. The language of a work and its style; words - often highly emotional - used to convince or sway an audience

26. A rhetorical opposition or contrast of ideas by means of a grammatical arrangement of words - clauses or sentences

27. The main idea isn't completed until the end of the sentence

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

29. A short tale often with nonhuman characters from which a useful lesson may be drawn

30. The main idea or meaning - often an abstract idea upon which a work of literature is built

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

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

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

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

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

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

37. A parody of traditional epic form

38. Language that describes specific - observable things

39. Literally 'seize the day'; enjoy life while you can - a common theme in literature

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

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

42. The background and events that lead to the presentation of the main idea or purpose of a work of literature

43. A quick succession of images or impressions used to express an idea

44. Ordinary or familiar - used to describe diction

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

46. The suggested or implied meaning of a word or phrase. contrast with denotation

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

48. The origin or derivation of a word

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

50. The use of insincere or overdone sentimentality