First Semester Final Review Vocab
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moral element in dramatic literature that determines a character's action rather than his or her thought or emotion
literary device that can be defined as statement, sentence, or argument used to convince or persuade the targeted audience by employing reason or logic
a quality of an experience in life or a work of art that stirs up emotions of pity, sympathy, and sorrow.
a particular tendency, trend, inclination, feeling, or opinion, especially on that is preconceived or unreasoned
a claim made to offset another claim, especially made by the defendant in a legal action
a short account of a particular incident or event
a lamentable, dreadful, or fatal event or affair
pertaining to or of the nature of an episode
an inscription, especially on a building, statue, or the like.
an act or instance of placing close together or side by side.
the formation of mental images, figures, or likenesses of things, or of such images collectively
a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd
a literary work or section or a work presenting, usually symbolically
language that contains or uses figures of speech
the humorous use of a word or phrase so as to emphasize or suggest its different meanings or applications
is two line of the same length that rhyme and complete one thought
a style of drama, popular in England during the late 16th and 17th centuries, in which the basic plot was a quest for vengeance and which typically featured scenes of carnage and mutilation.
excessive pride or self-confidence
release or emotional tensions
flaw that leads to his downfall of a tragic hero
a critical discovery or moment of clarity
a sudden and unexpected change of fortune
an argument directed at a person rather than the person