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english final

STUDY
PLAY
symbolism
A device in literature where an object represents an idea.
allegory
story, play, or picture in which characters are used as symbols; fable
allusion
indirect reference
anaphora
repetition of a word or phrase as the beginning of successive clauses
chiasmus
a statement consisting of two parallel parts in which the second part is structurally reversed ("Susan walked in, and out rushed Mary")
epistrophe
repetition of the ends of two or more successive sentences, verses, etc.
dues ex machina
A god who resolves the entanglements of a play by supernatural intervention
antithesis
an exact opposite; an opposite extreme
malapropism
a word humorously misused
syntax
sentence structure
archetypes
emotionally charged images and thought forms that have universal meaning, typical behavior or something
litotes
understatement
duality
having two parts
parable
a short moral story (often with animal characters)
epistle
especially a long, formal letter
surah
Chapter of the Quran
assonance
the repetition of similar vowels in the stressed syllables of successive words
consonance
repetition of consonant sounds
parallelism
phrases or sentences of a similar construction/meaning placed side by side, balancing each other
situational irony
occurs when the outcome of a work is unexpected, or events turn out to be the opposite from what one had expected
dramatic irony
when a reader is aware of something that a character isn't
verbal irony
sarcasm
modernism
A cultural movement embracing human empowerment and rejecting traditionalism as outdated. Rationality, industry, and technology were cornerstones of progress and human achievement.
realism
This was the new style of literature that focused on the daily lives and adventures of a common person. This style was a response to Romanticism's supernaturalism and over-emphasis on emotion
postmodernism
A movement in art, philosophy, and the social sciences that argues that it is impossible to study reality objectively. It rejects the grand theoretical claims of the modern era and stresses the possibility of multiple interpretations in social inquiry, the arts, and politics.
romanticism
This was the response to the Enlightenment in which they believed that not everything could be measured, because of the passion of emotion
enlightenment
A movement in the 18th century that advocated the use of reason in the reappraisal of accepted ideas and social institutions.