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16 terms

Terminology 1-15

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Abstract
Typically complex; discusses intangible qualities like good and evil
Academic
Adjective: Dry and theoretical
Accent
In poetry, the stressed portion of a word
EX: "to BE or NOT to be"
Aesthetic
Appealing to the senses. like artistic judgement.
EX: A kid who has a room filled with pictures of kittens ad daisies, with pink walls and listens to nothing but happy busic
Allegory
A story in which each aspect of the story has a symbolic meaning outside the tale itself
Anachronism
Misplaced in time.
EX: If an actor in a play about Julias Caesar forgets to take off his wristwatch
Analogy
A comparison involve two or more symbolic parts used to clarify an action or a relationship
Anecdote
Short Narrative
Anthropomorphism
In literature when intimate objects, animals, or natural phenomena are given human characteristics, behavior or motivation
Anticlimax
An action produces far smaller results than one had been led to expect
Antihero
Protagonist(main character) who is unheroic: morally weak, cowardly, dishonest, or any umber of other unsavory qualities
Aphorism
Short and witty saying
EX: "Classic? a book which people praise and dont read"
Archaism
The use of old fashioned language
EX: "Ye Olde Candle Shoppe"
Aside
A speech/short comment made by an actor to the audience as though momentarily stepping outside the action on stage
Atmosphere
The emotional tone or background that surrounds a scene
Ballad
Long, narrative poem, very regular meter and rhyme.