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39 terms

Brit Lit

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Meager
deficient in amount or quality or extent
Indolent
adverse to toil or exertion; lazy
Dilatory
given to or characterized by delay; slow, tardy
Curator
one who has the care or charge of a person or thing
trite
worn out by constant use or repetition
Assuage
to soften, mitigate, calm, appease, allay
Malefactor
a person guilty of a heinous offense against the law; a felon; a criminal
Eclectic
that borrows or is borrowed from diverse sources
stalwart
resolute, unbending, determined
Aesthetic
having or showing an appreciation of the beautiful or pleasing
Paradox
an apparently obsurd or self contradictory statement or proposition which investigation or analysis may prove to be true
Virtuoso
one who has special knowledge or skill in music
innocuous
not hurtful or injurious; harmless
savant
a man of learning or science
Prosaic
of language or writing; having the character, style, or diction of prose as appose to poetry
Pacifist
a proponent or advocate of pacifism
Zealot
an immoderate partisan, a fanatic/ enthusiast, full of zeal
Laud
to praise
Recalcitrant
obstinately disobedient
Remonstrate
to say assert or plead in remonstrance
Alliteration
repetition of consonants
Aside
When a cahracter speaks to only selected members of the people in the room, or only to themselves
Conceit
an extended metaphor; compare two very unlike things
Heroic Couplet
a pair of rhyming lines in iambic pentameter
Hyperbole
an exaggerated statement
Imagery
language that evokes a sensory experience
Irony
Verbal, situational, or dramatic: something that's illogical
Metaphor
When one thing is compared to another, without using like or as
Monologue
a long speech given in the presence of others
Mood
Atmosphere from word choice
Personification
giving human characteristics to something non-human
Quatrain
a set of four lines in iambic pentameter
Rhyme Scheme
The pattern of rhyming in a poem
Simile
a comparison of things using like or as
Soliloquy
a speech by oneself that reveals inner emotions
Sonnet
shakespearian- three quatrains+ heroic couplet/ italian- octave presents problem, sestet presents resolution
Stanza
a set of lines in a poem
Theme
the underlying meaning behind the literature
Tone
what the words say about the author's attitude