Romantic period in Europe that started late 18th century and ended early 19th century; freed literature from the unities of place and time; sentimental, idealistic
french literary form, medieval tale, tales of daring deeds of knights and their "damsels"; heroes were brave, noble, and steadfast
complex plot; contains elements of satire; unlikely hero triumphs because of his defects; bourgeoise manner; trivialized cult of appearance - dandy; extensive monologues using subtle wit, alliteration, and double entendres
when the outcome is different then expected
when the audience knows something the characters don't know
when a character says something yet means something else
a passing or casual reference; an incidental mention of something, either directly or by implicatio
a long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds
Time, Place, Action
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dictionary meaning of a word, literal meaning
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