a broad term referring to the recognition of reality different from appearance
a form of the apprenticeship novel in which the protagonist is an artist struggling from childhood to maturity toward an understanding of his or her creative mission
a form of light verse that follows a definite pattern: five anapestic lines of which the first, second, and fifth, consisting of three feet, rhyme; and the third and fourth line, consisting of two feet, rhyme
in medieval Europe there existed, partly as survivals or adaptations of ancient pagan seasonal ceremonies, species of games or spectacles characterized by a procession of masked figures
a concise statement, usually drawn from experiencing and inculcating some practical advice
a type of autobiographical writing usually dealing with the recollections of one who has witnessed or played a part in significant events
a term usually applied to the work of the seventeenth-century writers known as the "Metaphysical Poets"
a generally regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in poetry
A recurrent image word phrase represented object or action that tends to unify the literary work or that may be elaborated into a more general theme
in a literary work the mood is the emotional/intellectual attitude of the author toward the subject
nine goddesses of the arts
a nineteenth-century literary movement that was an extension of realism and that claimed to portray life exactly as it was.
an annual award for outstanding contributions to chemistry or physics or physiology and medicine or literature or economics or peace
any work, especially one involving crime, that is notably dark, brooding, cynical and pessimistic
an extended fictional narrative, almost always in prose