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Vocab Unit 8

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anagnorisis
Recognition of truth about one's self and his actions; moment of clarity; epiphany
anaphora
repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of a line
anti-hero
A protagonist who lacks one or more of the conventional qualities attributed to a hero. Instead of being dignified, brave, idealistic, or purposeful, the antihero may be cowardly, self-interested, alienated, or weak.
bildungsroman
A novel or story whose theme is the moral or psychological growth of the main character; coming-of-age story
hypotaxis
"I am tired because it is hot"
parataxis
"I am tired; it is hot"
leitmotif
a dominant or recurring theme; especially an unusual one (ex. from The Road: shopping cart)
philistine
lacking in, hostile to, or smugly indifferent to cultural and artistic values or refinements; such a person
tenor
the subject
vehicle
carries the metaphor
verisimilitude
the quality of appearing to be true, real, likely, or probable
explicate
to explain; make meaning clear
doppelganger
Ghostly counterpart of a living person or an alter ego.
foil
anything that serves by contrast to call attention to another thing's good qualities
vignette
a short scene or story