College English - Unit 1 Terms

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ephemeral

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transient

(adjective) passing with time; (noun) a person that is transient

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transitory

short lived, temporary

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mutable

(adjective) capable of or subject to change, inconstant

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immutable

(adjective) not subject or susceptible to change

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Selve

The verb Hopkins made up for growing into who God made you to be

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Tame

To create ties, which is what the Little Prince learns to do

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Magical Realism

A genre of literature in which unreal or magical elements are placed in an otherwise realistic setting.

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Christian Realism

A genre of literature that believes the mysterious work of God is part of our daily reality. It's similar to Magical Realism because these "God moments" often appear in otherworldly ways.

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Verisimilitude

the quality of resembling reality. A work of art, or any part of a work of art, has verisimilitude if it seems realistic/true/etc.

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Satire

the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's vices.

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Metaphor

Comparison between two things using like or as (no man is an island)

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Vehicle

Physical image that is 'driving' us to the actual meaning/point (island)

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Tenor

The idea that the image (vehicle) is trying to get us to thinking about (we are all connected)

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Pontifex love

Love that builds bridges between people

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altruism

unselfish concern for the welfare of others

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ethics

moral values

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False Dichotomy

considering only two extremes when there are other possibilities

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malevolent

harmful or evil intent

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benevolent

well meaning and kindly

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disinterested

free of bias or self-interest; impartial

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tabula rasa

blank slate

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eschew

to avoid or get rid of

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obfuscation

language that confuses or darkens meaning

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