A poet; in olden times, a performer who told heroic stories to musical accompaniment.
Insincere or overdone sentimentality.
A French term for the world of books, criticism, and literature in general.
A list of works cited or otherwise relevant to a particular subject.
Inflated, pretentious language.
A work of literature meant to ridicule a subject; a grotesque imitation.
Grating, inharmonious sounds.
The works considered most important in a national literature or period; works widely read and studied.
A grotesque or exaggerated likeness of striking qualities in persons and things.
Literally, "seize the day"; "enjoy life while you can," a common theme in life and literature.