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  1. Organic form
  2. Black Humor
  3. Genre
  4. Euphemism
  5. Rhetoric
  1. a The use of the morbid and the absurd for darkly comic purposes in modern literature. The term refers as much to the tone of anger and bitterness as it does to the grotesque and morbid situations, which often deals with suffering, anxiety, and death. Joseph
  2. b The art of persuasion; presentation of ideas in clear, persuasive language
  3. c A notion of the structure of a literary work as growing from its conception in the thought, feeling, and personality of the writer, rather than being shaped arbitrarily and mechanically in a preconceived mold
  4. d A device in which indirectness replaces directness of statement, usually in an effort to avoid offensiveness Ex. "at liberty" instead of "out of work"
  5. e Used to designate the types or categories into which the literary works are grouped according to form, technique, or sometimes, subject matter (ex: tragedy, comedy epic, lyric, pastoral, etc.)

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Something that is itself and also stands for something else
  2. ... Emphasized self-knowledge, self-control, RATIONALISM, discipline, and the rule of law, order, and DECORUM in public and private life and in art.
  3. A process of reasoning from data to conclusions [Poe]...signifies a type of writing that solves, through logical processes, some sort of enigma (detective story)
  4. A novel in which actual persons are presented under the guise of fiction
  5. The prevailing tone or mood of a literary work, particularly—but not exclusively—when that mood is established in part by setting or landscape. It is, however, not simply setting but rather an emotional aura that helps to establish the reader's expectations and attitudes

5 True/False questions

  1. AmbiguityA narrative technique in which characters representing things or abstract ideas are used to convey a message or teach a lesson. Allegory is typically used to teach moral, ethical, or religious lessons but is sometimes used for satiric or political purposes.


  2. Reduction ad absurdumA "reducing to absurdity" to show the falsity of an argument or position


  3. ProtagonistThe chief character in a work


  4. AnalysisA method by which a thing is separated into parts, and those parts are given rigorous, logical, detailed scrutiny, resulting in a consistent and relatively completely account of the elements of the thing and the principles of their organization.


  5. PrefaceA statement at the beginning of a book or article which states the purpose of the work, makes necessary acknowledgments, and, in general, informs the reader of such facts as the author thinks pertinent


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