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Literary And Rhetorical Vocab

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

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

3. A story containing unreal - imaginary features

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

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

6. A noun that renames the subject

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

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

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

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

11. The pattern of rhymes within a given poems

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

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

14. Ordinary or familiar - used to describe diction

15. One independent clause and no dependent clause

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

17. 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

18. An eight-line rhyming stanza of a poem

19. The origin or derivation of a word

20. The repetition of one or more initial consonants in a group of words or lines in a poem

21. Language or dialect of a particular country - Language of a clan or group - Plain everyday speech

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

23. A discrepancy between the true meaning of a situation and the literal meaning of the written or spoken words

24. A sentence containing a deliberate omission of words

25. A false name or alias used by writers

26. 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

27. An extended narrative about improbable events and extraordinary people in exotic places

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

29. That element in literature that stimulates pity or sorrow

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

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

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

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

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

35. The choice of words in oral and written discourse

36. The use of words whose sounds suggest their meaning

37. A word or phrase representing that which can be seen - touched - tasted - smelled - or felt

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

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

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

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

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

43. A series of comparisons between two unlike objects

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

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

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

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

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

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

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