Words spoken so as not to be heard by others present.
A ludicrous descent from the exalted or lofty to the commonplace; anticlimax.
The associated or secondary meaning of a word or expression in addition to its explict or primary meaning.
The explict or direct meaning of a word.
An imaginative or fanciful work, especially dealing with the supernatural or unnatural.
Verse (in poetry) that does not follow a fixed metrical pattern.
Major form of Japanese verse, written in 3 lines (5,7,5 syllables). Employs allusion and comparisons, often on the subject of nature or seasons.
A novel set among actual events or a specific period of history.
A type of emotion, songlike poetry, distingushed from dramatic and narrative poetry.
The humorous use of a word or phrase so as to emphasize or suggest its different meanings or application; a play on words.