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Hum 101 chapter 4
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poetry that has rhythm but not rhyme
a literary work that continues to be read for years, even centuries, after its initial appearance because it remains relevant.
as a literary term, an elaborate description of something in terms of something else; example given was Donne's sonnet "Batter My Heart," in which mystical exaltation is expressed in sexually charged language.
two lines of poetry that rhyme consecutively; used by Shakespeare to conclude a sonnet.
a genre of literature; a long narrative poem recounting the actions of a hero who exemplifies strength, courage, and cunning, but not necessarily moral virtue.
a sudden insight into life or human nature that often serves as the climax in a work of fiction, particularly a short story. The author James Joyce adapted this term from its original religious context.
broadly in the humanities, any distinct category within a discipline, such as in literature the epic, the sonnet, the novel, or the short story; generally imposes certain requirements and limitations on the writer: e.g. a sonnet must have fourteen lines; a haiku must have seventeen syllables.
traditional Japanese poetic genre in which the poet presents one image, usually derived from an observation of nature, which may also contain an underlying thought; usually limited to three lines: 5 syllables/ 7 syllables/ 5 syllables.
classical rhythmic scheme widely used in English verse; consists of fine repetitions in a poetic line of an unstressed followed by a stressed syllable, as in the line "When in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes."
phrase coined by F. Scott Fitzgerald to denote the decade of the 1920's; connotes a free style of life among affluent youth preoccupied with partying, heavy drinking, fast cars, and sexual promiscuity.
literally "of a lyre," which was an ancient musical instrument, hence words sung to music.
rhythmic, often rhymed, music-like poem; usually deals with the poet's feelings, especially of love.
here, a literary work acknowledged to tower above others of its time because of its style, execution, memorable characters, or profound meaning; not necessarily recognized in its time.
widely used literary device; offers writers a way to describe something highly abstract in terms of something else that is more concrete.
term frequently employed by literary critics and historians to categorize work that breaks with traditions and conventions of the past.
a work of fiction that is shorter than a novel but longer than a short story
here, a literary genre popular in the Middle Ages revolving around the exploits of a brave and handsome knight and his love for a beautiful lady, often married to someone else.
reading a poem, aloud or silently, exaggerating its rhythm so as to determine whether it has a definite rhythmic pattern, such as iambic pentameter..
genre of poetry invented by Renaissance Italian poets and brought to perfection by Shakespeare; a rigid and challenging form requiring the poet to express a thought in fourteen lines, controlled by a strict rhythm and rhyme scheme.
a way of communicating meaning that goes beyond the "surface meaning" of a story or novel; of expressing a thought that cannot be directly stated because of its complexity.
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