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Movement in 20th century Russian Literature, that was a response to and against French Symbolism.
A story that works on two levels, the superficial or surface story and the subtextual. Everything stands for more than one thing. All fables are allegories.
Close repetition of initial consonant sounds. (Syllables)
A reference to something outside of the work that an author expects you to know. The most common sources are history, religion, mythology and other works of art.
A contrast of ideas expressed in a grammatically balanced statement. Ex. Give me Liberty of give me death.
An appeal to an unseen entity usually used in epic poetry or drama. (like God)
Close repetition of vowel sounds with different ending consonants, forms half rhyme, black cat (ah) is the same
The emotional quality attached to a work. Equivalent to mood.
A song or song like poem that tells a story.
Unrhymed Iambic Pentameter
A phrase and a genre in poetry that mean seize the day
How a character in a play or story is developed.
A poem (song) placed within a play that serves to establish mood, reveal character, or advance action
A poem that mourns the death of a person or laments something lost.
A brief, clever, and usually memorable statement.
In a literary work, a moment of sudden insight, or revelation that a character experiences.
An appeal someone's sense of right and wrong.
Descriptive language that appeals to the five senses. Adjectives used to describe senses: how it looks, visual imagery, sounds like: auditory imagery, how something feels: tactile imagery, how something smells: olfactory imagery, how something tastes: gustatory imagery.
Three main types: situational, verbal and dramatic. Situational: when the opposite of what you expect to happen happens. Verbal Irony: say one thing but mean something different. (Sarcasm, hyperbole, understatement) Dramatic Irony: audience knows something the character doesn't used to build tension.
An appeal to one's sense of logic.
Poetry that focuses on expressing emotions, or thoughts rather than telling a story.
A literary style that combines incredible events with realistic details and relates them all in a matter of fact tone.
Type of autobiography that usually focuses on a single time period or historical event. 13 days of October
A comparison of two unlike things.
An especially complex and clever figure of speech that makes surprising connections between two seemingly dissimilar things.
A term applied to the poetry of John Dunn, Andrew Marvell, and other 17th century poets who wrote in a difficult and abstract style
A comic narrative poem that parodies the epic by treating a trivial subject in a lofty, grand manner
A long formal speech made by a character in a play, still an audience whether seen or unseen
A complex, generally long lyric poem on a serious subject
A figure of speech that combines apparently contradictory or incongruous ideas
A short allegorical story that teaches a moral or religious lesson about life
An apparent contradiction that is actually true
The repition of words, phrase, or sentences that have the same grammatical structure or that restate a similar idea
A type of literature that depicts country life in idillic, idealized terms
An appeal to one's emotions
A kind of metaphor in which non-human or non-living thing or quality is talked about as if it were human or had life
A repeated word, phrase, line, or group of lines
The repitition of acceted vowel sounds and all sounds following them in words that are close together
A kind of writing that ridicules human weakness, vice, or folly in order to bring about social reform
The time and place of a story or play
A 14 line poem usually about love written in iambic pentameter with three quatrains and one heroic couplet and with a rhyme skechme of abavcdcdefefgg, also known as a Elizabethan or English sonnet
A figure of speech that makes a comparison between two unlike things by using a connective word such as like, than, resembles, or as
A long speech in which a character who is usually alone on stage expresses his or her private thoughts or feelings
The manner in which writers or speakers say what they wish to say
A concrete object that represents an abstract concept
In literature, a term used for description of one kind of sensation in terms of another ex. Someone wears super bright color, what a loud shirt! Sense of sight to sense of hearing
The central idea or insight about human experience revealed in a work of literature
The aditude a writer takes towards the reader, a subject, or one of his characters