Brit Lit Literary Terms
Terms in this set (20)
central idea of a literary work
a recurring theme
how a writer puts his/her thoughts into words
writer's attitude toward his subject and his readers
word choice, vocabulary
tells a story in verse
a poem that tells a story, originally a musical accompaniment to a dance
long narrative poem usually about gods/heroes involving the founding or sustaining of a people, nation, or culture
a story with imaginative/remote incidents vs ordinary, real experience
literary work with a happy ending, showing ordinary characters in conflict with society
comedy of manners
a story that satirically challenges customs of a sophisticated society
a genre that mocks and ridicules the faults of individuals or groups
literature produced orally by the illiterate or semi-illiterate
story about the adventures of a hero who lives happily ever after only after difficult trials of the supernatural
fictional tale explaining the actions of gods, heroes, or natural phenomenons
a story with more than one level of meaning
short moral story where non-human creatures (animals) or things are characters
short moral story where people are characters
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