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a long narrative poem in elevated style. Usually center around heroic style and episodes that are important to the history of the nation.
The Italian Sonnet
14 line poem
beginning with an octave, follows with a sestet, and ends with a volta.
comedy of manners
Realistic comedy that makes fun of the manners and conventions of an artificial, highly sophisticated way.
Bahtin reasoning on imagination. people who are one voiced and look at the world in one way.
Bahtin reasoning on imagination. People that are many voiced and have many ways of looking at the world.
character who provides contrast to the protagonist, in order to emphasize the main characters traits.
the error, fraility, mistaken judgement, or misstep through which the fortunes of the hero of a tragedy are reversed.
according to aristotle, tragedy "through pity and fear effects the proper purgatation of these emotions."
theme is the revenge of the death of a murdered family whose ghost directs the revenge.
"to tear flesh" Particularly nasty irony intended to insult or injure. Can be very personal.
in many satires, authors will include a character or passage that isn't ironic, sarcastic, or satirical.
a whole bunch of modes of thought that rely on reason rather than sense perceptions, revelation, tradition, or authority.
only "uncompleted" genre, things in a novel are in a process of growing, developing, and changing.
a philosophical movement that swept through europe. signaled a shift away from old religious beliefs toward belief in science and religion.
biting, bitter, angry. It points with contempt and indignation at the corruption of human beings and their institutions.
same or similar vowel sounds in stressed syllables that end with different consonant sounds
a figure of speech in which someone (usally but not always absent), some abstract quality, or a nonexistent person is addressed.
what the book/character represent in terms or our conscious and unconscious dreams and desires
Reinforces the status quo, opposes change, favors the current political/ecomonic/social situation
opposes the status quo, in favor of change, and opposes the current political/economic/social situation.
a brief subjective poem strongly marked by imagination, melody, and emotion, creating a single unified impression
a form of verse to be sung or recited and characterized by its presentation of a dramatic or exciting episode or simple narrative.
The philosophical principle than an idea or event (thesis) creates its opposite (antithesis) and leads to a reconciliation of opposites (synthesis)
writing that exaggerates certain individual qualities of a person (often for comic effects)
schools of thought that formulate general principals about how to interpret literature.
a novel that deals with the development of a young person, usually from adolescense to maturity.
a fixed 19-line form, originally french, employing only 2 rhymes a repeats 2 of the lines according to a set pattern.
a period of often violent political struggle in N. Ireland, beginning in the 1960's and officially ending in 1998.
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