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51 terms

PHC Prep VG 17 flash cards

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burlesque
a caricature or parody that mocks average or normal material (satire, farce)
burlesque
a bawdy, provocative show
burlesque
mocking a serious subject
burlesque
pertaining to bawdy theater
didactic literature
literature for instruction
didactic literature
literature so filled with facts and teaching that the reader is bored or turned off
dirge
a funeral song
dirge
a mournful song
dramatic monologue
a single character's speech, common in folk ballads and poetry, where the character reveals insight to his or her life, at a dramatic turning point
dystopian literature
literature about a totalitarian society that is disguised as utopian but, in truth, is repressive and controlling; the message in the literature serves as a warning to what could be, in the future
eclogue
a short poem, often a dialogue between two shepherds
homily
a sermon
homily
any contemporary spiritual conversation
homily
a lecture that is tedious and moralizing`
elegy
funeral song (dirge)
elegy
a melancholic or mournful poem or piece of music
elegy
a poem or piece of writing that mourns a death
epitaph
an engraved statement on a gravestone, including the name, date of birth, and date of death
epigram
a witty, terse expression or saying
epigram
a short satirical poem that ends with a twist
parody
a piece of literature, music, or film that humorously pokes fun at a serious work
(caricature, burlesque, take-off, spoof)
parody
poor imitation
parody
imitation with an intent to ridicule
parody
to poorly imitate
confessional poetry
verse where an author frankly exposes his or her private distress over personal issues; the term originated in the late 1950s and early 1960s in America and usually deals with issues such as alcoholism, insanity, divorce, suicidal thoughts, and intense personal conflict
anecdote
a brief, often biographical, narration of a single event
metafiction
a fiction work that explains, discusses, or considers the qualities of fiction
myth
an epic story from history with a superhuman hero; the story can be based in fantasy or reality, but earlier peoples usually believed it to be true
myth
Imaginary people, objects, events
noir
black
noir
in film, showing characteristics of pessimism, disillusionment, somber attitude, and despair
ode
a lyrical poem with rhythm that can be sung
pastiche
a work that consists of borrowed materials (in part or in whole), whether in music, art, or literature (imitation, takeoff)
pastiche
a work of art that contains mixed materials
pastiche
a hodgepodge (medley, potpourri)
pastiche
a spoof (parody)
epistolary
experienced in a relationship through letters
epistolary
designed or formatted as a compilation of letters
pastoral
having the characteristics of a peaceful country life in a rural setting
pastoral
in any form of art (literature, music, theater), a piece that refers to the idyllic life of shepherds quietly pasturing their sheep
pastoral
having to do with a pastor of a church
pastoral
a poem or play dealing with shepherds
pastoral
a letter or document describing the duties of a pastor
catharsis
the purging of emotions through being engaged in an endeavor; getting rid of pent-up emotions
catharsis
An effect in which emotions are purified (or purged) through evoking fear or pity through literature, particularly through tragedy
catharsis
in psychology, abreaction: recalling a traumatic event, in order to relieve its pent-up stress
marshal
To gather together (collect, assemble, organize, group)
cursory
superficial (passing, brief, quick, hasty)
ineffable
beyond words (indescribable)
ineffable
not able to be spoken, because of deity
sedulous
giving undivided, carefully maintained attention (constant, tireless, assiduous, diligent)