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World Literature - Unit 3 Lit. Terms
Figurative Language
Imagery
Symbol
Hyperbole
A type of language that does not mean exactly what it says
The use of descriptions to evoke sensory pictures on the read…
A word or object that stands for another object or idea.
Figure of speech that consists of an exaggeration, used for e…
Figurative Language
A type of language that does not mean exactly what it says
Imagery
The use of descriptions to evoke sensory pictures on the read…
55 terms
Honors World Literature Lit Terms
Allegory
Alliteration
Anachronism
Allusion
a narrative in which the characters, the setting, and the act…
the recurrence of initial sounds (usually consonants) in succ…
a reference to any person, thing, or event which is incongruo…
a reference to a person, place, or thing; usually one that ha…
Allegory
a narrative in which the characters, the setting, and the act…
Alliteration
the recurrence of initial sounds (usually consonants) in succ…
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Greek Literature Terms - World Lit.
Invocation to the Muse
Epic
Hamartia
Exodus
a prayer at the beginning of an epic poem that addresses one…
long narrative poem narrating adventures of heroic figures.
An epic heroes good and bad qualities.
The final scene or departure in greek literature.
Invocation to the Muse
a prayer at the beginning of an epic poem that addresses one…
Epic
long narrative poem narrating adventures of heroic figures.
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World Literature Lit. Terms for Final
Alliteration
Allusion
Aside
Onomatopoeia
the repetition of initial consonant sounds
reference to a well known person, place, event, literary work…
a short speech given by an actor in a play, expressing a char…
the use of words that imitate sounds
Alliteration
the repetition of initial consonant sounds
Allusion
reference to a well known person, place, event, literary work…
189 terms
LIT- World Literature
Voltaire
Candide
Voltaire
Candide
"cultivate one's garden"
Doctor Pangloss
Candide
"All is for the best in this best of possible worlds"
Voltaire
"cultivate one's garden"
Candide
Doctor Pangloss
20 terms
GRE literature (World lit)
The Iliad, 8th c BC
The Odyssey, 8th c BC
Antigone, 441 BC
The Republic, 380 BC
- Homer... - 10th year of Greek & Trojan war, Chryses priest of…
- Homer
- Sophocles
- Plato
The Iliad, 8th c BC
- Homer... - 10th year of Greek & Trojan war, Chryses priest of…
The Odyssey, 8th c BC
- Homer
27 terms
World Literature 2 Lit terms TL
symbolism
tone
IMAGERY
HYPERBOLE
the use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities
compound of composition, which shows the attitudes toward the…
literary term used for language and description that appeals…
derived from a Greek word meaning "over-casting" is a figure…
symbolism
the use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities
tone
compound of composition, which shows the attitudes toward the…
World Literature: Spring Lit Terms Final
Oral Transmission
Oral Literature
Myths
Legends
the passing of stories by from person to person
The body of work created in this was in a particular culture
A particular story that is rooted in a particular culture
Stories coming down from the past, based on real events
Oral Transmission
the passing of stories by from person to person
Oral Literature
The body of work created in this was in a particular culture
63 terms
World Literature Final Exam lit. terms
theme
terza rima
proverb
paradox
central idea / insight of a work of literature
interlocking 3 line stanza form w/ the rhyme scheme aba, bcb,…
short saying that expresses a common truth or experience, usu…
apparent contradiction that is actually true... " she killed…
theme
central idea / insight of a work of literature
terza rima
interlocking 3 line stanza form w/ the rhyme scheme aba, bcb,…
44 terms
LIT 101 - World Literature
Litera
What is literature
Types of creative expression
Contains Idealogy
Greek word for the ability to read and write
- expressed in written and oral form... - the conceptualization…
- fiction... - imagination... - appeals to human senses... - seeing th…
Literature is Powerful
Litera
Greek word for the ability to read and write
What is literature
- expressed in written and oral form... - the conceptualization…
37 terms
Handbook to Literature Lit Terms
Accismus
Acmeism
Adonic Verse
Aesthetic Distance
a pretended refusal that is sincere or hypocritical
the name of a poetic movement founded in Russia in 1912 on th…
The measure that consists of a Dactyl and a Spondee (stress u…
A term used to describe the effect produced when an emotion o…
Accismus
a pretended refusal that is sincere or hypocritical
Acmeism
the name of a poetic movement founded in Russia in 1912 on th…
441 terms
Handbook to Literature Lit Terms
Accismus
Acmeism
Adonic Verse
Aesthetic Distance
a pretended refusal that is sincere or hypocritical
the name of a poetic movement founded in Russia in 1912 on th…
The measure that consists of a Dactyl and a Spondee (stress u…
A term used to describe the effect produced when an emotion o…
Accismus
a pretended refusal that is sincere or hypocritical
Acmeism
the name of a poetic movement founded in Russia in 1912 on th…
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IB Literature Lit Terms
allusion
antithesis
aphorism
apostrophe
figure of speech which makes brief reference to an historical…
a contrast or opposition of thoughts, usually in two phrases,…
a terse statement of known authorship which expresses a gener…
addressing someone or something not present as though present…
allusion
figure of speech which makes brief reference to an historical…
antithesis
a contrast or opposition of thoughts, usually in two phrases,…
20 terms
World Lit- Traditional Literature
What is the purpose of a fable?
What is the purpose of a myth?
What is the purpose of a legend?
What is the purpose of a folktale?
To teach a lesson
To explain a tradition or natural occurrence
To teach how to live one's life
To teach specific lessons in behavior
What is the purpose of a fable?
To teach a lesson
What is the purpose of a myth?
To explain a tradition or natural occurrence
WorldLit: Indian Literature
How many hymns are in the Rig Veda?
What language was the Rig Veda written…
How many Vedas are there?
Which of the 4 Vedas was most important?
1000
Sanskrit
4
Rig Veda
How many hymns are in the Rig Veda?
1000
What language was the Rig Veda written…
Sanskrit
43 terms
7th Literature: Exam--Lit Terms
genre
prose
poetry
fiction
a type or category of artistic composition (literature, art,…
literature that is written in a style closely corresponding t…
writing that is highly structured and uses condensed, vivid l…
prose works of literature that are partly or totally imaginar…
genre
a type or category of artistic composition (literature, art,…
prose
literature that is written in a style closely corresponding t…
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World lit: ancient literature
Aphorism
Example of an aphorism
Tao de Ching
Two purposes of the Tao de Ching
Short and sweet prfoumd idea
Fortune cookie
The way and its power
1) understanding of the universe... 2) survival
Aphorism
Short and sweet prfoumd idea
Example of an aphorism
Fortune cookie
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World Lit Lit Terms
Allusion
Anecdote
Antagonist
Archetype
an expression designed to call something to mind without ment…
a short and interesting story or an amusing event often propo…
a person who actively opposes or is hostile to someone or som…
a very typical example of a certain person or thing.
Allusion
an expression designed to call something to mind without ment…
Anecdote
a short and interesting story or an amusing event often propo…
29 terms
American Literature: Lit Terms
allegory
allusion
antagonist
aside
a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a…
an expression designed to call something to mind without ment…
a person or a group of people who opposes a protagonist (aka…
a remark or passage by a character in a play that is intended…
allegory
a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a…
allusion
an expression designed to call something to mind without ment…
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Foundations of Literature- Lit Terms
genre
plot (the story line)
plot diagram
exposition
A type of literature form- short story, poetry, novel, drama,…
the sequence of events in the story
1. exposition 2. narrative hook 3. rising action 4. climax 5.…
the point where the characters and the setting are introduced
genre
A type of literature form- short story, poetry, novel, drama,…
plot (the story line)
the sequence of events in the story
50 terms
Literature lit terms
Allusion
Conflict
Flashback
Personification
A reference in a work of literature to a person, place, or th…
A struggle between opposing forces or characters.
Events of the past in the midst of a story in the present.
A type of figurative language in which a nonhuman subject is…
Allusion
A reference in a work of literature to a person, place, or th…
Conflict
A struggle between opposing forces or characters.
25 terms
World Literature MidTerm
Degraded
Tremulous
Sublime
Silhouette
Treated without any respect
Shaking or quivering slightly
So excellent, so beautiful, so awesome
Dark outline of something
Degraded
Treated without any respect
Tremulous
Shaking or quivering slightly
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Honors World Literature- Lit Terms (3-12-15)
Allegory
Allusion
Aim
Anecdote
A story in which the characters, settings, and events stand f…
A reference to another piece of literature, either biblical o…
A purpose or intention, a desired outcome
A brief and sometimes witty story that focuses on a single in…
Allegory
A story in which the characters, settings, and events stand f…
Allusion
A reference to another piece of literature, either biblical o…
32 terms
lit test literature term
alliteration
Allusion
Assonance
Book spine poem
Repetition of the beginning sounds of word
A reference to history, religion,mythology, or another work o…
Repetition of vowel sounds in poetry
A type of found poem that is written using the words on the s…
alliteration
Repetition of the beginning sounds of word
Allusion
A reference to history, religion,mythology, or another work o…
37 terms
World Lit Literary Terms
Literature
Universal
Archetypal
Fiction
writings that express ideas of universal interest, archetypal…
ideas and/or issues that apply to everyone in the world regar…
Themes, plots, symbols that recur (happen a lot) in literatur…
fiction is prose writing that tells about imaginary character…
Literature
writings that express ideas of universal interest, archetypal…
Universal
ideas and/or issues that apply to everyone in the world regar…
55 terms
AP Literature Lit Terms
allusion
analogy
anti hero
apostrophe
An implied or indirect reference to a person, event, or thing…
Relationship based on parallels or connections between ideas
Character that has characteristics opposite of a hero; clumsy…
Arrangement of words addressing a non-existent person of abst…
allusion
An implied or indirect reference to a person, event, or thing…
analogy
Relationship based on parallels or connections between ideas
76 terms
AP Literature Lit Terms
allusion
attitude
details (choice of details)
devices of sound
a reference in a work of literature to something outside of t…
the disposition toward or opinion of a subject by a speaker,…
the individual items or parts that make up a larger picture o…
the techniques of deploying the sound of words, especially in…
allusion
a reference in a work of literature to something outside of t…
attitude
the disposition toward or opinion of a subject by a speaker,…
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AP Literature Lit Terms
accent
allegory
alliteration
allusion
the stress on a certain syllable
Describes a story that contains a double meaning
The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of at lea…
A reference within a work to a person, place, event, or anoth…
accent
the stress on a certain syllable
allegory
Describes a story that contains a double meaning
74 terms
Lit terms Analysis of literature
fiction
Setting
Plot
Characters
narrative prose about characters and events from the author's…
the time and place in which a story takes place.
the progression of related events in a work of fiction. It or…
individuals who take part in the story's actions.
fiction
narrative prose about characters and events from the author's…
Setting
the time and place in which a story takes place.
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AP Lit Terms (LITERATURE)
Pollyanna
albatross around one's neck
Faust/Faustian bargain
Babbitt
one who has an irrepressibly optimistic outlook in the face o…
psychological burden that feels like a curse. ... (Samuel Taylor…
An agreement in which a person abandons his spiritual values…
person and especially a business or professional man who conf…
Pollyanna
one who has an irrepressibly optimistic outlook in the face o…
albatross around one's neck
psychological burden that feels like a curse. ... (Samuel Taylor…
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Literature lit Terms
prose
nonfiction
tone
humorous
literature written in paragraphs
any prose account that tells about something that actually ha…
the author's attitude about a writing piece
to make you laugh
prose
literature written in paragraphs
nonfiction
any prose account that tells about something that actually ha…
8 terms
World lit: Chinese and Japanese literature
Anecdote
Alliteration
Assonance
Repetition
A brief story that focuses on a single incident, often to mak…
Repetition of constant sounds at the beginning of words
Repetition of similar vowel sounds
Literary device that consists on repeated sounds, words, phra…
Anecdote
A brief story that focuses on a single incident, often to mak…
Alliteration
Repetition of constant sounds at the beginning of words
28 terms
World Lit Religion and Philosophy in Literature
Siddhartha Gautama
values of Confucianism
Confucius
Taoism/Daoism
-founder of Buddhism... -born in 6th century BC ... -Enlightened On…
honesty, loyalty, respecting elders, the love of learning, an…
-sought peace... - became a teacher after failing in politics... -b…
-created by Lao Tzu ... -nature as teacher... -wisdom through think…
Siddhartha Gautama
-founder of Buddhism... -born in 6th century BC ... -Enlightened On…
values of Confucianism
honesty, loyalty, respecting elders, the love of learning, an…
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brit lit literature terms
alliteration
aside
assonance
blank verse
the repetition of initial consonant sounds. It is often used…
a statement delivered by am actor to an audience in such a aw…
the repetition of vowel sounds in stressed syllables containi…
poetry written in unrhymed iambic pentameter. It usually cont…
alliteration
the repetition of initial consonant sounds. It is often used…
aside
a statement delivered by am actor to an audience in such a aw…
AP Literature Lit terms
Anadiplosis
Anapest
Anaphora
Antithesis
"repetition of the ending segment at the beginning of another…
"a metrical foot consisting of two unstressed syllables follo…
"repetition of the beginnings of sentences or clauses"
"juxtaposition of contrasts in parallel structures"
Anadiplosis
"repetition of the ending segment at the beginning of another…
Anapest
"a metrical foot consisting of two unstressed syllables follo…
21 terms
World Lit Lit Terms 3
exposition
fantasy
farce
fiction
a work that explains, informs, or presents information
highly imaginative writing that contains elements not found i…
usually a play, an exaggerated comedy. Relies on improbable s…
writing that presents imaginary characters and events
exposition
a work that explains, informs, or presents information
fantasy
highly imaginative writing that contains elements not found i…
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Literature Terms--Lit Crit
ACTION
ALLEGORY
ALLITERATION
ANALOGY
The bare events in a story. Action should not be confused wit…
An extended story which carries a deeper meaning below the su…
A literary device which creates interest by the recurrence of…
A comparison between two things, or pairs of things, to revea…
ACTION
The bare events in a story. Action should not be confused wit…
ALLEGORY
An extended story which carries a deeper meaning below the su…
8 terms
English Lit- literature terms
play
drama
act
scene
a story, in verse or prose, that is generally intended to be…
a serious literary work, usually intended for performance bef…
a major division of the action of a play or drama. usually su…
a subdivision of an act in drama. transitions indicated by lo…
play
a story, in verse or prose, that is generally intended to be…
drama
a serious literary work, usually intended for performance bef…
63 terms
Lit Terms- British Literature
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Anapest
A literary work with two or more levels of meaning.
The repetition of initial consonant sounds.
A reference to a well-known person, place, event, etc..
A foot with two unstressed syllables followed by one stressed…
Allegory
A literary work with two or more levels of meaning.
Alliteration
The repetition of initial consonant sounds.
10 terms
AP Literature: Lit Terms
Antecedent
Antihero
Antithetical
Aphorism
An expression that gives meaning to a pro-form
A central character in a story or movie who lacks conventiona…
Directly opposed or contrasted
A pithy observation that contains a general truth
Antecedent
An expression that gives meaning to a pro-form
Antihero
A central character in a story or movie who lacks conventiona…
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Literature Warmups: Lit Terms
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Analogy
Is a symbolic device in which characters or events in a story…
The repetition of an initial constant sound. Often used in po…
Figure of speech where the author refers to a subject matter…
A comparison between two things for pupose of explanation or…
Allegory
Is a symbolic device in which characters or events in a story…
Alliteration
The repetition of an initial constant sound. Often used in po…
16 terms
AP Literature Lit Terms
Quixotic
Extended Metaphor
Paradox
Oxymoron
Acting foolishly or unnecessarily
A metaphor that is continued for several sentences
A seemingly self contradictory STATEMENT / phrase
Two WORDS that are opposite, but put together
Quixotic
Acting foolishly or unnecessarily
Extended Metaphor
A metaphor that is continued for several sentences
57 terms
AP Literature Lit Terms
3rd person limited
3rd person objective
alliteration
allusion
narrator speaks in 3rd person but restricts to 1 person's vie…
narrator refuses to enter the minds of any character
the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning o…
reference to something universally known
3rd person limited
narrator speaks in 3rd person but restricts to 1 person's vie…
3rd person objective
narrator refuses to enter the minds of any character
17 terms
American Lit: Literature terms
onomatopoeia
simile
hyperbole
narrative
the formation of a word, as cuckoo, meow, honk, or boom, by i…
a figure of speech in which two unlike things are explicitly…
obvious and intentional exaggeration
a story or account of events, experiences, or the like, wheth…
onomatopoeia
the formation of a word, as cuckoo, meow, honk, or boom, by i…
simile
a figure of speech in which two unlike things are explicitly…
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AP LIT literature terms
allegory
allusion
alliteration
anaphora
a figure of speech in which abstract ideas and principles are…
reference to something else. Generally, when we consider some…
when words begin with the same sounds. Ex. "The west wind wen…
repetition of the same word or group of words at the beginnin…
allegory
a figure of speech in which abstract ideas and principles are…
allusion
reference to something else. Generally, when we consider some…
55 terms
AP Literature Lit Terms
allusion
analogy
anti hero
apostrophe
An implied or indirect reference to a person, event, or thing…
Relationship based on parallels or connections between ideas
Character that has characteristics opposite of a hero; clumsy…
Arrangement of words addressing a non-existent person of abst…
allusion
An implied or indirect reference to a person, event, or thing…
analogy
Relationship based on parallels or connections between ideas
441 terms
Handbook to Literature Lit Terms
Accismus
Acmeism
Adonic Verse
Aesthetic Distance
a pretended refusal that is sincere or hypocritical
the name of a poetic movement founded in Russia in 1912 on th…
The measure that consists of a Dactyl and a Spondee (stress u…
A term used to describe the effect produced when an emotion o…
Accismus
a pretended refusal that is sincere or hypocritical
Acmeism
the name of a poetic movement founded in Russia in 1912 on th…
21 terms
AP Literature Lit Terms
allegory
apostrophe
ellipsis
hyperbole
a literary work in which characters, objects, or actions repr…
a figure of speech in which one directly addresses an absent…
the omission of a word or phrase which is grammatically neces…
intentional exaggeration to create an effect
allegory
a literary work in which characters, objects, or actions repr…
apostrophe
a figure of speech in which one directly addresses an absent…
74 terms
Lit terms Analysis of literature
fiction
Setting
Plot
Characters
narrative prose about characters and events from the author's…
the time and place in which a story takes place.
the progression of related events in a work of fiction. It or…
individuals who take part in the story's actions.
fiction
narrative prose about characters and events from the author's…
Setting
the time and place in which a story takes place.
441 terms
Handbook to Literature Lit Terms
Accismus
Acmeism
Adonic Verse
Aesthetic Distance
a pretended refusal that is sincere or hypocritical
the name of a poetic movement founded in Russia in 1912 on th…
The measure that consists of a Dactyl and a Spondee (stress u…
A term used to describe the effect produced when an emotion o…
Accismus
a pretended refusal that is sincere or hypocritical
Acmeism
the name of a poetic movement founded in Russia in 1912 on th…
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