25 terms

Frankenstein Vocab

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celestial
(adj) pertaining to the spiritual or invisible heaven; heavenly; divine
ardent
(adj) having, expressive of, or characterized by intense feeling, passionate
benevolent
(adj) characterized by or expressing goodwill or kindly feelings
penury
(n) extreme poverty
sublime
(adj) impressing the mind with a sense of grandeur or power; inspiring awe
citadel
(n) any strongly fortified place; stronghold
annihilation
(n) extinction; destruction
discrimination
(n) the power of making fine distinctions
profane
(adj) not devoted to holy or religious purposes
wretch
(n) a person of despicable or base character
dirge
(n) a funeral song or tune
impervious
(adj) not permitting penetration or passage
asylum
(n) an inviolable refuge, sanctuary
bier
(n) a frame or stand on which a corpse or the coffin containing it is laid before burial
conflagration
(n) a destructive fire
foil
a character that serves by contrast to highlight or emphasize opposing traits in another character
frame narrative
the result of inserting one or more small stories within the body of a larger story that encompasses the smaller ones
gothic novel
a type of romance that has influenced a ghost story and horror story
refrain
a line or set of lines at the end of a stanza-lines that repeat at regular intervals
grotesque
a merging of the comic and tragic in literature
genre
a type of category of literature or film marked by certain shared features or conventions. (drama, fiction)
narrator
the voice that speaks or tells a story. some stories are written in a first person point of view in which the narrator's voice is the point of view character
unreliable narrator
is a storyteller who misses the point of the events or things he describes in a story, who plainly misinterprets the motives or actions of characters
tragedy
a serious literary work in which the chief character passes through a series of misfortunes leading to a final
doppleganger
used to describe a character whose divided mind or personality is represented in 2 characters