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Literary And Rhetorical Vocab

Subject : english
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1. An episodic novel about a roguelike wanderer who lives off his wits






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






3. The choice of words in oral and written discourse






4. The depiction of people - things and events as they really are without idealization or exaggeration for effect






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






6. A literary form in which events are exaggerated in order to create an extreme emotional response






7. Sentence with interrogative pronouns






8. A detailed analysis or interpretation of a work of literature






9. The interrelationship among the events in a story; the plot line is the pattern of events - including exposition - rising action - climax - falling action and resolution






10. Inflated - pretentious language used for trivial subjects






11. A short - pithy statement of a generally accepted truth or sentiment






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






13. A poem or prose selection that laments or meditates on the passing or death of something or someone of value






14. A saying or proverb expressing common wisdom or truth






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






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






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






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






19. One in which two parallel elements are set off against each other like equal weights on a scale.






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






21. A series of comparisons between two unlike objects






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






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






24. The use of insincere or overdone sentimentality






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






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






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






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






29. One independent clause and no dependent clause






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






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






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






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






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






35. 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






36. The interpretation or analysis of a text






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






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






39. The grammar of meter and rhythm in poetry






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






41. An adjective that follows a linking verb






42. A forceful sermon - lecture or tirade






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






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






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






46. Issues a comand






47. The emotional tone in a work of literature






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






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






50. 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