Brit Lit

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Meager

deficient in amount or quality or extent

Indolent

adverse to toil or exertion; lazy

Dilatory

given to or characterized by delay; slow, tardy

Curator

one who has the care or charge of a person or thing

trite

worn out by constant use or repetition

Assuage

to soften, mitigate, calm, appease, allay

Malefactor

a person guilty of a heinous offense against the law; a felon; a criminal

Eclectic

that borrows or is borrowed from diverse sources

stalwart

resolute, unbending, determined

Aesthetic

having or showing an appreciation of the beautiful or pleasing

Paradox

an apparently obsurd or self contradictory statement or proposition which investigation or analysis may prove to be true

Virtuoso

one who has special knowledge or skill in music

innocuous

not hurtful or injurious; harmless

savant

a man of learning or science

Prosaic

of language or writing; having the character, style, or diction of prose as appose to poetry

Pacifist

a proponent or advocate of pacifism

Zealot

an immoderate partisan, a fanatic/ enthusiast, full of zeal

Laud

to praise

Recalcitrant

obstinately disobedient

Remonstrate

to say assert or plead in remonstrance

Alliteration

repetition of consonants

Aside

When a cahracter speaks to only selected members of the people in the room, or only to themselves

Conceit

an extended metaphor; compare two very unlike things

Heroic Couplet

a pair of rhyming lines in iambic pentameter

Hyperbole

an exaggerated statement

Imagery

language that evokes a sensory experience

Irony

Verbal, situational, or dramatic: something that's illogical

Metaphor

When one thing is compared to another, without using like or as

Monologue

a long speech given in the presence of others

Mood

Atmosphere from word choice

Personification

giving human characteristics to something non-human

Quatrain

a set of four lines in iambic pentameter

Rhyme Scheme

The pattern of rhyming in a poem

Simile

a comparison of things using like or as

Soliloquy

a speech by oneself that reveals inner emotions

Sonnet

shakespearian- three quatrains+ heroic couplet/ italian- octave presents problem, sestet presents resolution

Stanza

a set of lines in a poem

Theme

the underlying meaning behind the literature

Tone

what the words say about the author's attitude

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