Create an account
a genre of medieval drama in which allegorical figures are used to illustrate Christian moral struggles
refers to the members and work on any group of writers or critics who share a more or less cohesive and defined attitude toward literary creation and interpretation
one of the nice goddesses (daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, goddess of memory) responsible for the various fields of art and study
an often supernatural or highly imaginative narrative in the oral tradition, used to express explanations for or collective attitudes toward human or natural events, social customs or beliefs, or the origins of life
one's ability or willingness to be receptive to a complex or uncertain situation rather tan ignoring the ambiguity or pushing toward an artificial simple solution
a neologism or nonce word made up of two pre-existing words fused together; also called a blend (ex: smog=smoke+ fog, or brunch=breakfast+lunch)
poetry written for or in response to a specific occasion, such as a birth, death, marriage, anniversary or other notable event
a relatively long, formal and elaborate lyric poem marking an important event, praising a person or thing or mediating upon an important subject
the use of a word that imitates the sound of something or a word with a sound suggesting its meaning
describes the form of a work of literature (usually a poem) that does not adhere to any set formal arrangement or structure
a stanza of eight lines in iambic pentameter, rhymed ABABABCC (concluding couplet offers a summary, conclusion, synthesis or reversal)
Please allow access to your computer’s microphone to use Voice Recording.
Having trouble? Click here for help.
We can’t access your microphone!
Click the icon above to update your browser permissions and try again
Reload the page to try again!Reload
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.
Please upgrade Flash or install Chrome
to use Voice Recording.
For more help, see our troubleshooting page.
Your microphone is muted
For help fixing this issue, see this FAQ.
Star this term
You can study starred terms together