Giving human qualities to animals or things.
Greek or Roman such as in literature and music. Many times it has the same model.
A set of rules, laws, or principles given by an authority figure in order to accomplish uniformity.
A phrase which describes a characteristic commonly associated with a person or object.
An arrangement or ordered set that may apply to objects, names, people, or categories.
The art or practice of designing and building structures.
Excessive pride or self-confidence; arrogance.
Using irony, sarcasm, or ridicule in a literary piece.
New or innovative ideas.
A relationship between different aspects of a written piece.
Moral excellence; goodness; righteousness.
A traditional or legendary story.
The origin and development of a particular word, following the translations from one language to another, and the evolving meaning.
Is when someone speaks their thoughts aloud, as if they were alone, ignoring others around them. It usually takes place with a character in a play.
The vocabulary of a language. Synonym for a thesaurus.
A play involving catastrophic events which usually lead to the downfall of the main character.
A short, amusing account of an event.
The study of literary texts and of written records, the establishment of their authenticity and their original form, and the determination of their meaning.
The essential customs of a community.
The branch of philosophy that deals with artistic beauty.
Reasoning from cause to effect.
A principle laid down by an authority and considered as true.
The principles, habits, or rules of knowing between what is right and what is wrong.
Teaching or intending to teach a moral lesson.
An expert on a particular subject who shares his or her views, opinions, and judgments with the mass.
A belief, person, or event that contradicts acceptable opinions. Similies include; inconsistency, absurdity, opposite, and mystery.
The doctrine that all event are subject to fate or inevitable predetermination.
The study of God, religious beliefs, God's attributes to the universe, and divine things.
The state of being separated from religion. For example, like eating and bathing.
Of or pertaining to a style of architecture and art originating in Italy in the early 17th century and variously prevalent in Europe and the New World for a century and a half, characterized by free and sculptural use of the classical orders and ornament, by forms in elevation and plan suggesting movement, and by dramatic effect in which architecture, painting, sculpture and the decorative arts often worked to combined effect.
Ideals are a set of standards that one puts on society that are socially acceptable.
A system of moral principles.
The undue use of exaggeration or display.
The scientific study of language and its structure.
Communication of thought by words.
Of, relating to, or limited by time.
A limitation, phobia, imperfection, or problem that is present within a character.
The substitution of a mild or indirect expression for one that can be hurtful, blunt, or offensive.
A rebirth or revivial.
The right of self-government.
The doctrine of or belief in more than one god or in many gods.
Belief in one god.