a coming of age story dealing with the growth or apprenticeship of a young protagonist learning the ways of the world
a novel that deals with private matters; the reader gains access to the protagonist's personal thoughts and beliefs
a novel featuring music, chivalry, horror, mystery, and the supernatural; they have dark and gloomy atmospheres, they are often set in creepy old mansions.
a literary and artistic movement that privileged emotion and the imagniation, nature, rebellion, individual freedom, and optimism about the human condition.
a literary and artistic movement away from Romanticism; it priveleged the ordinary.
prose story or novel that features a mysterious and often terrific plot; most commonly seen as detective fiction where the protagonist must solve a specific mystery.
the appearance or semblance of truth and actuality; the writer mimics reality
a protagonist made popular by Lord Byron; a byronic hero is "proud, moody, cynical, with defiance on his brow, and misery in his heart, a scorner of his kind, implacable in revenge, yet capable of deep and strong affection".
an effect or mood acheived when a work of art or an argument simulates pity, tenderless, sorrow, or another strong emotional responcse in the audience.