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Literary Terms - ALL.

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Romanticism
Romantic period in Europe that started late 18th century and ended early 19th century; freed literature from the unities of place and time; sentimental, idealistic
Romantic Tale
french literary form, medieval tale, tales of daring deeds of knights and their "damsels"; heroes were brave, noble, and steadfast
Romantic Comedy
complex plot; contains elements of satire; unlikely hero triumphs because of his defects; bourgeoise manner; trivialized cult of appearance - dandy; extensive monologues using subtle wit, alliteration, and double entendres
Situational Irony
when the outcome is different then expected
Dramatic Irony
when the audience knows something the characters don't know
Verbal Irony
when a character says something yet means something else
Allusion
a passing or casual reference; an incidental mention of something, either directly or by implicatio
Epic Poem
a long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds
Aristotle's unities
Time, Place, Action
Connotation
the emotional or cultural meaning attached to a word
Denotation
dictionary meaning of a word, literal meaning