Vocab Unit 8

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anagnorisis

Recognition of truth about one's self and his actions; moment of clarity; epiphany

anaphora

repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of a line

anti-hero

A protagonist who lacks one or more of the conventional qualities attributed to a hero. Instead of being dignified, brave, idealistic, or purposeful, the antihero may be cowardly, self-interested, alienated, or weak.

bildungsroman

A novel or story whose theme is the moral or psychological growth of the main character; coming-of-age story

hypotaxis

"I am tired because it is hot"

parataxis

"I am tired; it is hot"

leitmotif

a dominant or recurring theme; especially an unusual one (ex. from The Road: shopping cart)

philistine

lacking in, hostile to, or smugly indifferent to cultural and artistic values or refinements; such a person

tenor

the subject

vehicle

carries the metaphor

verisimilitude

the quality of appearing to be true, real, likely, or probable

explicate

to explain; make meaning clear

doppelganger

Ghostly counterpart of a living person or an alter ego.

foil

anything that serves by contrast to call attention to another thing's good qualities

vignette

a short scene or story

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