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accismus

a form of irony in which a person feigns indifference to or pretends to refusesomething he or she desires

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acronym

a word formed from the initial letters of words and pronounced as a separate word

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acrostic

verse in which certain letters such as the first in each line form a word or message

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Agrarians

person who favors an agricultural way of life and government policies that support agricultural interests

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agroikos

Rustic

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alliteration

Repetition of initial consonant sounds

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allusion

A reference to another work of literature

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alterity

the state of being other or different

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otherness

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ambiguity

An event or situation that may be interpreted in more than one way.

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anaphora

A rhetorical figure of repetition in which the same word or phrase is repeated in (and usually at the beginning of) successive lines

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Anglo-Norman Period

the period in English literature between 1100 and 1350

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anthology

A collection of various writings

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apostrophe

A figure of speech in which someone absent or dead or something nonhuman is addressed as if it were alive and present and could reply

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auditory

Having to do with the sense of hearing

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Augustan Age

is a style of English literature produced during the reigns of Queen Anne

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ballad

A narrative poem written in four-line stanzas

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baroque

An artistic style of the seventeenth century characterized by complex forms

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bathos

Insincere or overly sentimental quality of writing/speech intended to evoke pity

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Beat Generation

Group highlighted by writers and artist who stressed spontaneity and spirituality instead of apathy and conformity.

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Dead Sea Scrolls

A collection of written scrolls (containing nearly all of the Old Testament) found in a cave near the Dead Sea in the late 1940s.

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dactylic

A 3 syllable foot

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1st syllable is stressed. next 2 are unstressed. ex. "merrily

": MER - ri - ly

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couplet

A pair of rhymed lines that may or may not constitute a separate stanza in a poem.

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controlling image

an image or metaphor that runs throughout and determines the form or nature of a literary work

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consonance

Repetition of a consonant sound within two or more words in close proximity.

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connotation

All the meanings

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concrete poetry

poetry that is visually arranged to represent a topic

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concordance

An alphabetical list of the most pertinent works in a given text and a notation of where the words might be found within that text

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conceit

A fanciful expression

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chiasmus

A statement consisting of two parallel parts in which the second part is structurally reversed ("Susan walked in

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chiaroscuro

An Italian word designating the contrast of dark and light in a painting

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carpe diem

"Seize the day"

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a Latin phrase implying that one must live for the present moment

for tomorrow may be too late.

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caesura

A natural pause or break in a line of poetry

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bowdlerize

(v.) to remove material considered offensive (from a book

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blood and thunder

A class of work specializing in bloodshed and violence. Many of these have to do with crime and high emotion. Sometimes abbr. to "blood

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Bildungsroman

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

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biblical allusion

reference from the Bible

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denotation

Literal meaning of a word

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dénouement

In a plot

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Early Tudor Period

War of the Roses ends in English with Henry VII claiming the throne - Martin Luther's split with roman Catholic church marks emergence of Protestantism - first Protestant church in England - Edmund Spenser (poet)

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Edwardian Age

The period between Queen Victoria's death and WWI and named in honor of King Edward VII. The attitude of the people was critical and questioning. There was a growing distrust and there was a deep-felt need to examine institutions.

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elision

Elision refers to the leaving out of an unstressed syllable or vowel

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English sonnet

3 Quatrains and an ending couplet. Rhyme scheme of abab

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enjambment

A line having no pause or end punctuation but having uninterrupted grammatical meaning continuing into the next line.

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Enlightenment

18th century movement led by French intellectuals who advocated reason as the universal source of knowledge and truth

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euphemism

An indirect

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existentialism

A philosophy based on the idea that people give meaning to their lives through their choices and actions

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eye rhyme

Depends on spelling rather than sound

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words that look like they should rhyme

but do not

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fabliau

A short comic tale with a bawdy element

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fairy tale

A narrative that is made up of fantastic characters and creatures

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Federalist Age

Period between formation of National government and the 2nd revolution. "Of Jacksonian Democracy (because of dominance in Red Party") "Era of Good Feeling"

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Naturalistic

Observing and recording behavior in naturally occurring situations without trying to manipulate and control the situation

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feminine rhyme

Lines rhymed by their final two syllables.

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figurative language

A form of language use in which writers and speakers convey something other than the literal meaning of their words.

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flashback

A method of narration in which present action is temporarily interrupted so that the reader can witness past events

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Fleshly School

name given by Robert Buchanan to a realistic

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foot

A unit of rhythm or meter

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the division in verse of a group of syllables

one of which is long or accented.

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Frontier Literature

Writing about the American frontier and frontier life. Up to 1890

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Geneva School

Critics who began to see literary work as a series of existential expressions of the author's conscience. Major writers: Georges Poulet

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Graveyard School

Eighteenth century poets who wrote poems about death and immorality. Wrote with a tone of gloom. Major writers: Thomas Parnell

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Great Awakening

(1730s and 1740s) Religious movement characterized by emotional preaching (Jonathan Edwards & George Whitefield). The first cultural movement to unite the Thirteen Colonies. Associated with the democratization of religion.

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Great Chain of Being

European idea that every species was a link on a chain extending from lowest forms to humans and on to spiritual beings. All links and been designed at the same time during creation and would never change. Once all the links were discovered and described

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Grimm's Law

The law was a systematic and coherent formulation

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separates Latin from Old English and Germanic

so we can tell which words were introduced before and after

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Grub Street

An area in London during the restoration that was associated with "hack writers" and low end publishing houses. Produced low quality literature for the masses

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Harlem Renaissance

A period in the 1920s when African-American achievements in art and music and literature flourished

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heroic quatrain

Four lines of iambic pentameter

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abab

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heteromerous rhyme

Also called mosaic

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hoax

An act intended to fool or deceive others

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hyperbole

exaggeration for effect

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iambic pentameter

A metrical pattern in poetry which consists of five iambic feet per line. (an iamb

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imagery

Description that appeals to the senses (sight

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implied action

phrases that require the listener to make assumptions about what probably happened

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in medias res

Action on the stage begins "in the middle"

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Industrial Revolution

A series of improvements in industrial technology that transformed the process of manufacturing goods.

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Inkhornists

A group of Renaissance period writers who introduced heavy Latin and Greek words into the English vocabulary.

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inversion

the reversal of the normal word order in a sentence or phrase.

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invocation

An address to deity for aid. Epics particularly

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Irish Literary Revival

The literary movement immediately associated with the Abbey Theater and William Butler Yeats.

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Italian sonnet

A sonnet consisting of an octave with the rhyme pattern abbaabba

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Jacobean

The period 1603-25 when King James I ruled England. A high point of English drama

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jeremiad

A literary work or speech expressing a bitter lament or a righteous prophecy of doom

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Knickerbocker

the group of 19th century writers from New York who finally gained international acclaim for their literary works.

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koine

A common dialect of the Greek language that influenced the speech of all Greeks.

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leonine rhyme

The rhyming of two or more words in the same line of poetry

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liminality

a period during which participant has left one place but not yet entered the next

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litotes

A form of understatement that involves making an affirmative point by denying its opposite

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Lost Generation

A group of American writers that rebelled against America's lack of cosmopolitan culture in the early 20th century. Many moved to cultural centers such as London in Paris in search for literary freedom. Prominent writers included T.S. Eliot

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malaphorism

the mistaken substitution of one word for another word that sounds similar (The doctor wrote a subscription)

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metalepsis

The compounding of multiple figures of speech.

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metaphor

figure of speech comparing two different things

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metonymy

A figure of speech in which one word or phrase is substituted for another with which it is closely associated (such as "crown" for "royalty").

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minimalism

A genre where events are depicted with little detail so a story is boiled down to its essentials.

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mock epic

A work of literature that applies the characteristics and conventions of epic poetry to trivial subject matter for the sake of humor

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Muses

Nine sisters who give song and inspiration to humanity

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