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burlesque

a caricature or parody that mocks average or normal material (satire, farce)

burlesque

a bawdy, provocative show

burlesque

mocking a serious subject

burlesque

pertaining to bawdy theater

didactic literature

literature for instruction

didactic literature

literature so filled with facts and teaching that the reader is bored or turned off

dirge

a funeral song

dirge

a mournful song

dramatic monologue

a single character's speech, common in folk ballads and poetry, where the character reveals insight to his or her life, at a dramatic turning point

dystopian literature

literature about a totalitarian society that is disguised as utopian but, in truth, is repressive and controlling; the message in the literature serves as a warning to what could be, in the future

eclogue

a short poem, often a dialogue between two shepherds

homily

a sermon

homily

any contemporary spiritual conversation

homily

a lecture that is tedious and moralizing`

elegy

funeral song (dirge)

elegy

a melancholic or mournful poem or piece of music

elegy

a poem or piece of writing that mourns a death

epitaph

an engraved statement on a gravestone, including the name, date of birth, and date of death

epigram

a witty, terse expression or saying

epigram

a short satirical poem that ends with a twist

parody

a piece of literature, music, or film that humorously pokes fun at a serious work
(caricature, burlesque, take-off, spoof)

parody

poor imitation

parody

imitation with an intent to ridicule

parody

to poorly imitate

confessional poetry

verse where an author frankly exposes his or her private distress over personal issues; the term originated in the late 1950s and early 1960s in America and usually deals with issues such as alcoholism, insanity, divorce, suicidal thoughts, and intense personal conflict

anecdote

a brief, often biographical, narration of a single event

metafiction

a fiction work that explains, discusses, or considers the qualities of fiction

myth

an epic story from history with a superhuman hero; the story can be based in fantasy or reality, but earlier peoples usually believed it to be true

myth

Imaginary people, objects, events

noir

black

noir

in film, showing characteristics of pessimism, disillusionment, somber attitude, and despair

ode

a lyrical poem with rhythm that can be sung

pastiche

a work that consists of borrowed materials (in part or in whole), whether in music, art, or literature (imitation, takeoff)

pastiche

a work of art that contains mixed materials

pastiche

a hodgepodge (medley, potpourri)

pastiche

a spoof (parody)

epistolary

experienced in a relationship through letters

epistolary

designed or formatted as a compilation of letters

pastoral

having the characteristics of a peaceful country life in a rural setting

pastoral

in any form of art (literature, music, theater), a piece that refers to the idyllic life of shepherds quietly pasturing their sheep

pastoral

having to do with a pastor of a church

pastoral

a poem or play dealing with shepherds

pastoral

a letter or document describing the duties of a pastor

catharsis

the purging of emotions through being engaged in an endeavor; getting rid of pent-up emotions

catharsis

An effect in which emotions are purified (or purged) through evoking fear or pity through literature, particularly through tragedy

catharsis

in psychology, abreaction: recalling a traumatic event, in order to relieve its pent-up stress

marshal

To gather together (collect, assemble, organize, group)

cursory

superficial (passing, brief, quick, hasty)

ineffable

beyond words (indescribable)

ineffable

not able to be spoken, because of deity

sedulous

giving undivided, carefully maintained attention (constant, tireless, assiduous, diligent)

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