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10 terms

Wk 3 Buchanan AP Lit

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Comedy of Manners
Comedy that ridicules the manners (way of life, social customs, etc.) of a certain segment of society
Complaint
lyric poem of lament, regret, and sadness which may explain the speaker's mood, describe its cause, discuss remedies, and appeal for help
Conceit
extended metaphor or surprising analogy between seemingly dissimilar objects
Concrete Language
Diction of specificity, referring to particular persons or things
Conflict
struggle or clash between opposing characters or forces
Connotation
emotional implications and associations of words
Couplet
two consecutive lines of poetry that rhyme
Denotation
The dictionary definition of a word, devoid of emotion, attitude, or color
Denouement
outcome or resolution of the plot, occurring after the climax
Deus ex machina
Literary device in which divine intervention is necessary to get the protagonist out of a sticky situation or untangle an ugly plotline