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Cumulative Terms Test Pt. 2 (Mood-Wit)
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the emotional tone or prevailing atmosphere in a work of literature or other discourse. In grammar, this refers to the intent of particular sentence. The indicative is used for statements of fact; subjunctive is used to express doubt or a conditional attitude; sentences in the imperative gives commands.
a brief and often simplistic lesson that a reader may infer form a work of literature.
a phrase, idea, or event that through repetition serves to unify or convey a theme in an essay or other discourse.
(n.) one of the ancient Greek goddesses presiding over the arts; the imaginary source of inspiration for an artist or writer.
(v.) to reflect deeply; to ponder
An imaginary story that has become an accepted part of the cultural or religious tradition of a group of society.
a form of verse or prose (both fiction and nonfiction) that tells a story. A storyteller may use any number of narrative devices, such a s skipping back and forth in time, ordering events chronologically, and ordering events to lead up to a suspenseful climax.
A term often used as a synonym for realism; also a view of experience that is generally characterized as bleak and pessimistic.
a statement or idea that fails to follow logically from the one before.
(adj.) of or relating to facts and reality, as opposed to private and personal feelings and attitudes. It's opposite is subjective.
a lyric poem usually marked by serious, respectful, and exalted feelings toward the subject.
the Anglo-Saxon language spoken from approximately 450 to 1150 A.D. in what is now Great Britain.
a narrator with unlimited awareness, understanding, and insight of characters, setting, background, and all other elements of the story.
the use of words whose sounds suggest their meaning.
a term consisting of contradictory elements juxtaposed to create a paradoxical effect.
a story consisting of events from which a moral or spiritual truth may be derived.
a statement that seems self-contradictory but is nevertheless true.
the structure required for expressing two or more grammatical elements of equal rank. Coordinate ideas, compared and contrasted ideas, and correlative constructions are what its meant for.
a version of a text put into simpler, everyday words or summarized for brevity.
an imitation of a work meant to ridicule its style and subject.
a work of literature dealing with rural life.
faulty reasoning that inappropriately ascribes human feelings to nature or nonhuman objects
that element in literature that stimulates pity or sorrow. Also, the emotional appeal used to persuade an audience to accept a certain point of view or opinion.
narrowly academic instead of broad and humane; excessively petty and meticulous.
a sentence that departs from the usual word order of English sentences by expressing its main thought only at the end. In other words, the particulars in the sentence are presented before the idea they support.
the role or facade that a character assumes or depicts to a reader or other audience.
a figure of speech in which an object and animal are given human characteristics.
the interrelationship among the events in a story; including exposition, rising action, climax, falling action and resolution.
point of view
the relation in which a narrator or speaker stands to a subject of discourse. A matter discussed in the first person has an internal point of view; an observer uses an external point of view.
the part of a sentence that is not the grammatical subject. It often says something about the subject.
a noun that provides another name for the subject.
Ex: Lynn(subject) is the president(predicate _____) for the company.
an adjective that describes the subject.
Ex: Harold(subject) is courageous(predicate _____).
any discourse that is not poetry. In this type of poem it is a selection of it because of its language or content, is poetic in nature.
a short pithy statement of general truth that condenses common experience into memorable form.
a false name or alias used by writers.
novels written for mass consumption, often emphasizing exciting and titillating plots.
a humorous play on words, using similar-sounding or identical words to suggest different meanings.
the depiction of people, things, and events as they really are without idealization or exaggeration for effect.
the part of discourse wherein opposing arguments are anticipated and answered.
repetition of an idea using different words, often for emphasis or other effect.
reuse of the same words, phrases, or ideas for rhetorical effect, usually to emphasize a point.
the withdrawal of a previously stated idea or opinion.
the language of a work and its style; words, often highly emotional, used to convince or sway an audience.
a general term that identifies discourse according to its chief purpose. Modes include exposition(to explain, analyze, or discuss an idea), argumentation(to prove a point or to persuade), description(to recreate or present with details), and narration(to relate an anecdote or story).
a question to which the audience already knows the answer; a question asked merely for effect with no answer expected.
language that conveys a speakers attitude or opinion with regard to a particular subject.
the repetition of similar sounds at regular intervals, used mostly in poetry but not unheard of in prose.
the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables that make up speech and writing.
an extended narrative about improbable events and extraordinary people in exotic places.
a long, historical, episodic narrative often focusing on a single hero, family, or group. An example would be Lord of the Rings.
a sharp, caustic attitude conveyed in words through jibes, taunts, or other remarks; differs from irony, which is more subtle.
a literary style used to poke fun at, attack, or ridicule an idea, vice, or foible, often for the purpose of inducing change.
the arrangement of the parts of a sentence. A sentence may be simple, compound, or complex. Sentences may also contain any of these structures in combination with each other. Each variation leaves a different impression on the reader, and along with other rhetorical devices, may create a countless array of effects.
a synonym for view or feeling; also a refined and tender emotion in literature.
a term that describes characters' excessive emotional response to experience; also nauseatingly nostalgic and mawkish.
an environment that consists of time, place, historical milieu, and social, political, and even spiritual circumstances.
a figurative comparison using the words like or as.
stream of consciousness
a style of writing in which the author tries to reproduce the random flow of thoughts in the human mind.
the manner in which an author uses and arranges words, shapes ideas, forms sentences, and creates a structure to convey ideas.
a general term referring to diction, syntax, tone, figurative language, and all other elements that contribute to the "style" or manner of a given piece of discourse.
the name of a grammatical unit that is comprised of predicate nominatives and predicate adjectives.
(adj.) of or relating to private and personal feelings and attitudes as opposed to facts and reality. Its opposite is objective.
the implied meaning that underlies the main meaning of an essay or other work.
a form of deductive reasoning in which given certain ideas or facts, other ideas or facts must follow. (think transitive property).
the use of one object to evoke ideas and associations not literally part of the original object. Ex: The American flag may symbolize freedom, the fifty states, and the American way of life, among many other things.
a figure of speech in which a part signifies the part (days for life, as in He lived his days under African skies). When the name of a material stands for the thing itself as in pigskin for football, that, too, is synecdoche.
the organization of language into meaningful structure; every sentence has a particular syntax, or pattern of words.
the main idea or meaning, often an abstract idea upon which an essay or other form of discourse is built.
the main idea of a piece of discourse; the statement or proposition that a speaker or writer wishes to advance, illustrate, prove, or defend.
the author's attitude toward the subject being written about. The tone is the characteristic emotion that pervades a work or part of a work--the spirit or quality that is the work's emotional essence.
a form of literature in which the hero is destroyed by some character flaw or by a set of forces that cause the hero considerable anguish.
a stylistic device used to create a link between ideas. These often endow discourse with continuity and coherence.
the generic name for a figure of speech such as image, symbol, simile, and metaphor.
a restrained statement that departs from what could be said; a studied avoidance of emphasis or exaggeration, often to create a particular effect.
a discrepancy between the true meaning of a situation and the literal meaning of the written or spoken words.
similar to the truth; the quality of realism in a work that persuades readers that they are getting a vision of life as it is or could have been.
a synonym for poetry; also a group of lines in a song or poem; also a single line of poetry
the real or assumed personality used by a writer or speaker. In grammar active and passive voice refer to the use of verbs.
a voice that expresses an action performed by its subject; leads to more economical and vigorous writing. Ex: The crew raked the leaves.
a voice that expresses an action performed upon its subject or when the subjects is the results of the action. Ex: The leaves were raked by the crew.
an object, device, or creation that is fanciful or rooted in unreality.
the quickness of intellect and the power and talent for saying brilliant things that surprise and delight by their unexpectedness; the power of comment subtly and pointedly on the foibles of the passing scene.
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