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World Literature General Lit. Terms
Theme
Symbol
Imagery
Verbal Irony
central idea or message
something that is itself and something else.
Language that affects the five senses.
Saying one thing and meaning another. (Sarcasm)
Theme
central idea or message
Symbol
something that is itself and something else.
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World Literature - Midterm Lit Terms
simile
metaphor
extended metaphor
hyperbole
a comparison using like or as
comparison not using 'like' or 'as', usually compares two unl…
metaphor repeated throughout a text
exaggeration for effect
simile
a comparison using like or as
metaphor
comparison not using 'like' or 'as', usually compares two unl…
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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…
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.
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…
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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
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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
Literature terms Hon. World lit freshman
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Assonance
A story or poem that can have a hidden meaning
The occurrence of the same sound as the first letter over and…
A brief indirect reference to a person, place, or thing.
Repetition of a vowel sound in repeating words.
Allegory
A story or poem that can have a hidden meaning
Alliteration
The occurrence of the same sound as the first letter over and…
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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…
world lit : japanese literature
what is the sacred tree?
define miyabi
what are the three treasure moods?
define wabi-sabi:
aka the sakaki tree... -represents shinto culture in japan
-"courtly elegance" or refinement ... -refers to aristocracy ele…
wabi-sabi, yugen, and mono no aware
-finding beauty in imperfection... -rustic and very simple... -acce…
what is the sacred tree?
aka the sakaki tree... -represents shinto culture in japan
define miyabi
-"courtly elegance" or refinement ... -refers to aristocracy ele…
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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
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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,…
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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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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…
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
World Lit Literature Exam
what is the main theme of Macbeth?
where is Macbeth set in?
how does Macbeth change throughout the…
what does light and darkness symbolize…
ambition unchecked will bring destruction
Scotland
At the beginning, he is a loyal warrior, but throughout the s…
Light is good... Darkness is evil/ something bad is abt to happen
what is the main theme of Macbeth?
ambition unchecked will bring destruction
where is Macbeth set in?
Scotland
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,…
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…
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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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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.
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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
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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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AP Literature Lit Terms
Ambiguity
Anaphora
Assonance
Asyndentation
word, phrase, statement that has multiple meanings
repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive…
vowel sound in a non- rhyming word
absence of a conjunction between parts of a sentence
Ambiguity
word, phrase, statement that has multiple meanings
Anaphora
repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive…
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…
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World Lit Midterm Ancient Literature
Rig Veda
Mahabharata
King Sibi
Bhagavad-Gita(Yoga of Knowledge)
sacred text made up of many hymns; questions the creation of…
world's longest epic concerning the concept of dharma or dest…
a young king is tested by the gods about his duty to protect…
examens the choice of doing our duty and doing what is percei…
Rig Veda
sacred text made up of many hymns; questions the creation of…
Mahabharata
world's longest epic concerning the concept of dharma or dest…
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Lit Terms: Roles in Literature
Symbol
Protagonist
Antagonist
Flashback
is a person, place, or object that stands for something else.…
is the main character in a piece of fiction
is that which provides the conflict
is when a present time narrative is interrupted to go back to…
Symbol
is a person, place, or object that stands for something else.…
Protagonist
is the main character in a piece of fiction
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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
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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…
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Literature 8H Lit Terms
Plot
Conflict
Internal conflict
External conflict
The series of events in a story, that typically include the f…
A struggle between opposing forces, which could be external o…
Is a struggle that takes place within a character's own mind,…
Involves a struggle between a character and an outside force,…
Plot
The series of events in a story, that typically include the f…
Conflict
A struggle between opposing forces, which could be external o…
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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…
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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,…
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
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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
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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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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…
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
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World Lit Unit 4:Persian & Arabic Literature
How is 1001 Arabian Nights a Framed Ta…
The framework which connects all of th…
How does Princess Shahrazad delay her…
History: Islam was founded by this ind…
It's a story within a story. The collection of stories are pi…
King Shahryar. he hates women because his wife had been unfai…
She tells the king stories each night and withholds the endin…
Muhammed in the 7th century
How is 1001 Arabian Nights a Framed Ta…
It's a story within a story. The collection of stories are pi…
The framework which connects all of th…
King Shahryar. he hates women because his wife had been unfai…
5 pieces of literature-World Lit
"The Bridegroom"
"Two Friends"
"The Bet"
"The Lorelei"
Alexander Pushkin of Russia; Romantic ballad
Guy de Maupassant; Franco Prussian War; Naturalism
Anton Chekhov; Realism ;foolish and depressing kind of tone
Heinrich Heine; Romanticism; repetition of "golden"
"The Bridegroom"
Alexander Pushkin of Russia; Romantic ballad
"Two Friends"
Guy de Maupassant; Franco Prussian War; Naturalism
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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…
43 terms
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…
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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Ancient Greek Literature Test (World Lit)
Iliad themes/summary
Odyssey themes/summary
Oedipus Rex themes/summary
Antigone themes/sumamry
Themes:... -PRIDE... -HONOR & GLORY... -FATE & FREE WILL... -MORTALITY
Themes:... -PIETY: loyalty to your family... -DETERMINATION... -JUS…
Themes:... -BLINDNESS... -FATE vs. FREE WILL... -IGNORANCE
Themes:... -POWER... -STUBBORNNESS ... -THE ROLE OF WOMEN... -RULES &…
Iliad themes/summary
Themes:... -PRIDE... -HONOR & GLORY... -FATE & FREE WILL... -MORTALITY
Odyssey themes/summary
Themes:... -PIETY: loyalty to your family... -DETERMINATION... -JUS…
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…
Lit Terms examples in Literature
Animal Farm
She sells seashells down by the sea sh…
"Of vile, incurable sores on innocent…
"I ran all the way to the main gate, a…
(allegory) Allegory of communism. Manor Farm is allegorical o…
(alliteration) More examples include: Peper Piper picked a pe…
(allusion) Dulce et decorum est is an allusion forWorld War I…
(ambiguity) The words they and here used by Holden Caulfield…
Animal Farm
(allegory) Allegory of communism. Manor Farm is allegorical o…
She sells seashells down by the sea sh…
(alliteration) More examples include: Peper Piper picked a pe…
AP English Literature: Lit Terms
Allegory
Anaphora
Ananstrophe
Antimetabole
story or poem in which elements stand for other people or for…
repetition of a word, phrase, or clause at the beginning of t…
inversion of the usual, normal, or logical order of the parts…
repetition of words in successive clauses in reverse grammati…
Allegory
story or poem in which elements stand for other people or for…
Anaphora
repetition of a word, phrase, or clause at the beginning of t…
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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…
25 terms
Literature 8H Lit Terms
Plot
Conflict
Internal conflict
External conflict
The series of events in a story, that typically include the f…
A struggle between opposing forces, which could be external o…
Is a struggle that takes place within a character's own mind,…
Involves a struggle between a character and an outside force,…
Plot
The series of events in a story, that typically include the f…
Conflict
A struggle between opposing forces, which could be external o…
AP Literature Lit Terms
Metonymy
Alliteration... Ex: "The Wicked Witch of…
Synecdoche ... Ex: "Oh, that this too, to…
Synesthesia
the practice of not using the formal word for an object or su…
words are used in quick succession and begin with letters bel…
a literary devices that uses a part of something to refer to…
it refers to the depiction of a strong connection, link or bo…
Metonymy
the practice of not using the formal word for an object or su…
Alliteration... Ex: "The Wicked Witch of…
words are used in quick succession and begin with letters bel…
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