A figure of speech that makes a comparison between two unlike things, in which one thing becomes another thing without the use of the word like, as, than, or resembles.
A central idea or statement that unifies and controls an entire literary work.
Similar to mood, this describes the author's attitude toward his or her material, the audience, or both.
A reconstruction of a story that has already happened.
This is the notion that there are no absolute, universal standards by which to evaluate actions in terms such as right and wrong or good and bad.
This targeted undeveloped territories for modernization and often forced Christianity and British ideologies on the populace.
This satiric persona speaks out in the first person.
This is the body of doctrine, myth, belief, etc., that guides an individual, social movement, institution, class, or large group.
This is an object or action in a literary work that means more than itself, that stands for something beyond itself.
This occurs when a strong phrasal pause falls within a line,
This is the author, speaker, or the person whose perspective (real or imagined) is being advanced in a speech or piece of writing.
This is the divine control and direction by God; foresight.
This ideal sought to translate God's word into every aspect of daily lives. Belief in predestination and that man is corrupt and that only few can receive salvation. [English religion].
This is a specific way of 'writing conduct' deemed appropriate by the general society.
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.
This is an element in writing intended to teach a moral lesson; teaching; instructional.
In this type of satire, the characters make themselves and their opinions ridiculous and are sometimes made more obnoxious by the author's comments.
This is word choice intended to convey a certain effect.
A theme portraying the after-effects of being colonized.
This is the recurrence, in regular units, of a prominent feature in the sequence of speech-sounds of a language.
This is poetry that does not have a regular meter or rhyme scheme.
This is a type of meter where the metric units consist of a recurrent pattern of stresses on a recurrent number of syllables.
To produce this, you must divide the lines of poetry into feet by indicating accents and counting syllables to determine the meter of a poem.
This is the literary art of diminishing or derogating a subject by making it ridiculous and evoking toward it attitudes of amusement, contempt, scorn, or indignation.
This is another term for run-on lines.
This is a novel about a fictional character written as though the character were writing their own biography. i.e. Defoe's "Moll Flanders"
This is a careful reading that is attentive to organization, figurative language, sentence structure, vocabulary, and other literary and structural elements of a text.
Tory vs. Whig
This side is Catholic and loyal to the monarchy vs. the side that is Protestant and progressive in politics.
This is where everyone racially different from one particular person is regarded by that person as categorically separate or individual of him.
This is the way English citizens saw themselves in relation to "savages" as the enlightened and civilized opposite of the native "other".
This is going back or reverting to the "classic form" of literature. It's a way for the writer to comment on morals and portray the classical tradition of writing vs. just trying to make money.
This suggests that national identity is based on a collective cultural identity and homeland rather than a set of political institutions and laws. [i.e. smith's article "Civic and Ethnic Nationalism".]
The Body in Pain
The argument that pain literally destroys language, and that it can only be understood by the person experiencing the pain. [i.e. Scarry's book "The Body in Pain" and Nunez's book "A Feather on the Breath of God".]