english final

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symbolism

A device in literature where an object represents an idea.

allegory

story, play, or picture in which characters are used as symbols; fable

allusion

indirect reference

anaphora

repetition of a word or phrase as the beginning of successive clauses

chiasmus

a statement consisting of two parallel parts in which the second part is structurally reversed ("Susan walked in, and out rushed Mary")

epistrophe

repetition of the ends of two or more successive sentences, verses, etc.

dues ex machina

A god who resolves the entanglements of a play by supernatural intervention

antithesis

an exact opposite; an opposite extreme

malapropism

a word humorously misused

syntax

sentence structure

archetypes

emotionally charged images and thought forms that have universal meaning, typical behavior or something

litotes

understatement

duality

having two parts

parable

a short moral story (often with animal characters)

epistle

especially a long, formal letter

surah

Chapter of the Quran

assonance

the repetition of similar vowels in the stressed syllables of successive words

consonance

repetition of consonant sounds

parallelism

phrases or sentences of a similar construction/meaning placed side by side, balancing each other

situational irony

occurs when the outcome of a work is unexpected, or events turn out to be the opposite from what one had expected

dramatic irony

when a reader is aware of something that a character isn't

verbal irony

sarcasm

modernism

A cultural movement embracing human empowerment and rejecting traditionalism as outdated. Rationality, industry, and technology were cornerstones of progress and human achievement.

realism

This was the new style of literature that focused on the daily lives and adventures of a common person. This style was a response to Romanticism's supernaturalism and over-emphasis on emotion

postmodernism

A movement in art, philosophy, and the social sciences that argues that it is impossible to study reality objectively. It rejects the grand theoretical claims of the modern era and stresses the possibility of multiple interpretations in social inquiry, the arts, and politics.

romanticism

This was the response to the Enlightenment in which they believed that not everything could be measured, because of the passion of emotion

enlightenment

A movement in the 18th century that advocated the use of reason in the reappraisal of accepted ideas and social institutions.

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