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
french literary form, medieval tale, tales of daring deeds of knights and their "damsels"; heroes were brave, noble, and steadfast
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
when the outcome is different then expected
when the audience knows something the characters don't know
when a character says something yet means something else
a passing or casual reference; an incidental mention of something, either directly or by implicatio
a long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds
Time, Place, Action
the emotional or cultural meaning attached to a word
dictionary meaning of a word, literal meaning
Please allow access to your computer’s microphone to use Voice Recording.
We can’t access your microphone!
Click the icon above to update your browser permissions and try again
Reload the page to try again!
Press Cmd-0 to reset your zoom
Press Ctrl-0 to reset your zoom
It looks like your browser might be zoomed in or out. Your browser needs to be zoomed to a normal size to record audio.
Your microphone is muted
For help fixing this issue, see this FAQ.