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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…
65 terms
American Literature (Lit Terms) Final
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Almanac
A story with a figurative meaning; usually with a moral appli…
Repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words.
Reference to earlier work.
Reference book, encyclopedia.
Allegory
A story with a figurative meaning; usually with a moral appli…
Alliteration
Repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words.
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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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American Literature unit 6 (lit terms)
knickerbockers
rhetorical questions
alliteration
metaphor
three writers from New York- Washington Irving, James Fenimor…
questions asked not to revoke a reply but for emphasis
an approximate rhyme in which initial consonant sounds are th…
an implied comparison in which one thing is described in term…
knickerbockers
three writers from New York- Washington Irving, James Fenimor…
rhetorical questions
questions asked not to revoke a reply but for emphasis
21 terms
Honors American Literature Lit Terms
Couplet
Conceit
Synecdoche
Situational Irony
Defined as a pair of rhyming lines, usually of the same lengt…
A figure of speech in which two vastly different objects are…
A literary device in which a part of something represents the…
When something happens and it's not the expected outcome.
Couplet
Defined as a pair of rhyming lines, usually of the same lengt…
Conceit
A figure of speech in which two vastly different objects are…
19 terms
Lit Term Examples American Literature
Alliteraton
antecedent
Assonance
Cliche
consonant sounds repeated at the beginnings of words
A preceding event; a forerunner; a precursor
Repetition of a vowel sound within two or more words in close…
A worn-out idea or overused expression
Alliteraton
consonant sounds repeated at the beginnings of words
antecedent
A preceding event; a forerunner; a precursor
20 terms
Lit Term Examples American Literature
Alliteraton
antecedent
Assonance
Cliche
"The fair breeze blew, the white foam flew/The furrow followe…
The GIRL ate her dessert.
"About, about, in reel and rout..."
It is what it is.
Alliteraton
"The fair breeze blew, the white foam flew/The furrow followe…
antecedent
The GIRL ate her dessert.
20 terms
Lit Term Examples American Literature
Alliteraton
antecedent
Assonance
Cliche
"The fair breeze blew, the white foam flew/The furrow followe…
The GIRL ate her dessert.
"About, about, in reel and rout..."
It is what it is.
Alliteraton
"The fair breeze blew, the white foam flew/The furrow followe…
antecedent
The GIRL ate her dessert.
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Lit Term Examples American Literature
Alliteraton
antecedent
Assonance
Cliche
"The fair breeze blew, the white foam flew/The furrow followe…
The GIRL ate her dessert.
"About, about, in reel and rout..."... the repetition of the sou…
It is what it is.
Alliteraton
"The fair breeze blew, the white foam flew/The furrow followe…
antecedent
The GIRL ate her dessert.
20 terms
Lit Term Examples American Literature
Alliteraton
antecedent
Assonance
Cliche
"The fair breeze blew, the white foam flew/The furrow followe…
The GIRL ate her dessert.
"About, about, in reel and rout..."
It is what it is.
Alliteraton
"The fair breeze blew, the white foam flew/The furrow followe…
antecedent
The GIRL ate her dessert.
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American Literature Lit Terms 2
Give an example of a protagonist from…
Give an example of an antagonist from…
Describe the differences between flat…
Give another name for flat minor chara…
Katniss Everdeen
President Snow- does not have to be a character
flat does not have a lot of traits and round has a lot of tra…
stock character
Give an example of a protagonist from…
Katniss Everdeen
Give an example of an antagonist from…
President Snow- does not have to be a character
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American Literature Lit Terms 1
What are the two most common modern fo…
What are myths?
Name two ways elements of primitive fo…
Explain what a didactic work is.
the short story and the novel
supernatural narratives widely believed to be true by the peo…
primitive folklore survive in regional or ethic tales passed…
intended to teach, particularly in having moral instruction a…
What are the two most common modern fo…
the short story and the novel
What are myths?
supernatural narratives widely believed to be true by the peo…
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American Lit terms, Early American Literature
Great Awakening
Parallelism
Figures of Speech
Natural Men
Religious revival in Puritan churches to try and get wayward…
Similar sentences or words repeated. Creates a sense of horro…
Describes one thing in terms of another, a very different thi…
Someone who has strayed from the church, or is simply faking…
Great Awakening
Religious revival in Puritan churches to try and get wayward…
Parallelism
Similar sentences or words repeated. Creates a sense of horro…
American Lit sem 1 exam literature terms
Infer
Rhetoric
Denotation
Connotation
Deduce from evidence or reasoning
Ancient art or argumentation and discourse
A word's dictionary definition
The emotional and imaginative association surrounding a word
Infer
Deduce from evidence or reasoning
Rhetoric
Ancient art or argumentation and discourse
American Literature Lit Terms for Final Exam
Epigram
anachronism
southern gothic characteristics
asyndeton
a short saying that usually contains advice or direction to t…
something that is out of time an example is when gatsby dies…
grotesque/decaying nature of setting; romantic and realistic…
when an author writes and creates a list WITHOUT conjunctions…
Epigram
a short saying that usually contains advice or direction to t…
anachronism
something that is out of time an example is when gatsby dies…
41 terms
English - Lit. Terms and Native American Literature
drama
tone
point of view
conflict
play
A writer's attitude toward his or her subject matter revealed…
The perspective from which a story is told
A problem or struggle between two opposing forces in a story
drama
play
tone
A writer's attitude toward his or her subject matter revealed…
10 terms
American Lit: timeline of american literature
1776
1770's-1800's
1800-1850
1840-1855
colonial period
age of reason ... (Edwards, Thomas Paine)
romanticism ... (Hawthorne, Irving, Poe)
transcendentalism ... (Thoreau, Whitman)
1776
colonial period
1770's-1800's
age of reason ... (Edwards, Thomas Paine)
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…
48 terms
American Lit: early literature
what are the steps in the reader respo…
what reader response theory is used wh…
what reader response theory is used wh…
what reader response theory is used wh…
engaging, connecting, describing, exploring/interpreting, jud…
engaging
connecting
describing
what are the steps in the reader respo…
engaging, connecting, describing, exploring/interpreting, jud…
what reader response theory is used wh…
engaging
38 terms
American Lit Final (Literature)
The Love song of J. Alfred Prufrock
A few don'ts
In a Station of the Metro
The Red Wheelbarrow
T.S. Eliot
Ezra Pound
Ezra Pound
William Carlos Williams
The Love song of J. Alfred Prufrock
T.S. Eliot
A few don'ts
Ezra Pound
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…
11 terms
AP Literature Lit Terms Final Set
SYNTACTIC FLUENCY
SYNTACTIC PERMUTATION
TALL TALE
TELEGRAPHIC SENTENCE
Ability to create a variety of sentence structures,... appropria…
Sentence structures that are extraordinarily complex... and invo…
an outrageously exaggerated, humorous story that is obviously…
A sentence shorter than five words in length.
SYNTACTIC FLUENCY
Ability to create a variety of sentence structures,... appropria…
SYNTACTIC PERMUTATION
Sentence structures that are extraordinarily complex... and invo…
23 terms
Wynn - Literary Terms Set #4 - American Literature
Idiom
Literal Language
Figurative Language
Theater in the Round
An expression that cannot be understood if taken literally (e…
A form of language in which writers and speakers mean exactly…
Language that cannot be taken literally since it was written…
theater where the stage is in the middle of the audience and…
Idiom
An expression that cannot be understood if taken literally (e…
Literal Language
A form of language in which writers and speakers mean exactly…
23 terms
Wynn - Literary Terms Set #3 - American Literature
Understatement
Paradox
Synecdoche
Hyperbole
A figure of speech in which a writer or speaker says less tha…
A statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or a…
A figure of speech in which a part is used for the whole (as…
A figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong e…
Understatement
A figure of speech in which a writer or speaker says less tha…
Paradox
A statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or a…
17 terms
Wynn - Literary Terms Set #2 - American Literature
Exposition
Rising Action
Climax
Falling Action
A narrative device, often used at the beginning of a work tha…
A series of events that builds from the conflict. It begins w…
Most exciting moment of the story; turning point
Events after the climax, leading to the resolution, Events th…
Exposition
A narrative device, often used at the beginning of a work tha…
Rising Action
A series of events that builds from the conflict. It begins w…
50 terms
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,…
35 terms
American Literature Mid-Term Vocabulary
abhors
abominable
alacrity
alleviate
scorns; hates
disgusting; loathsome
promptness in responding; eagerness
relieve
abhors
scorns; hates
abominable
disgusting; loathsome
20 terms
American Literature: Introductory Terms
Author's Tone
Mood
Author's Purpose
Simile
The attitude an author takes towards the subject of their wor…
How the author wants the reader to feel; appears primarily th…
The reason an author decides to write about a specific topic.
A direct comparison of two unlike things using the words "lik…
Author's Tone
The attitude an author takes towards the subject of their wor…
Mood
How the author wants the reader to feel; appears primarily th…
American Literature is Lit (review)
Plot
Exposition
Climax
Resolution
Sequence of events in a story
A narrative device, often used at the beginning of a work tha…
That point in a plot that creates the greatest intensity, sus…
End of the story where loose ends are tied up
Plot
Sequence of events in a story
Exposition
A narrative device, often used at the beginning of a work tha…
105 terms
American Literature EOC Terms
Alliteration
Flashback
Foreshadowing
Hyperbole
Repeating identical beginning consonant sounds
The author interrupts the scene of a narrative to tell about…
An author gives hints or clues as to what will happen in a st…
Exaggeration for emphasis or humorous effect
Alliteration
Repeating identical beginning consonant sounds
Flashback
The author interrupts the scene of a narrative to tell about…
14 terms
Honors American lit modern literature
New forms
Revolt and Rebellion
Social Issues
How to deal with Futility/ Hopelessness
-Stream of conscience... Free/blank verse, etc.
-No absolutes... -Rebellion against established authority: gover…
-racism, poverty, gender rights, labor issues lead to distrus…
-pessimism: there are no answers... Suicide, mental issues ... -…
New forms
-Stream of conscience... Free/blank verse, etc.
Revolt and Rebellion
-No absolutes... -Rebellion against established authority: gover…
16 terms
American Literature: Semester 2. Lit. term and word of the day
Lt: Melodrama
W: First-Foot
Lt: Hyperbole
W: Stelliferous
exaggerated form of drama; characterized by a heavy use of ro…
person who crosses the threshold on NY's day
exaggeration or overstatement
abounding with stars
Lt: Melodrama
exaggerated form of drama; characterized by a heavy use of ro…
W: First-Foot
person who crosses the threshold on NY's day
8 terms
American Literature - Spring 2016 - Set 4
emissaries
rebuff
parisian
replete
People sent out on missions
to refuse someone; to reject an offer
adj. Of or pertaining to the city of Paris.
Completely filled or supplied with
emissaries
People sent out on missions
rebuff
to refuse someone; to reject an offer
AP Lang / American Lit Set (American Lit. Terms)
Native American Oral Tradition
Colonial (Puritan)
Revolution / Age of Reason
Romanticism
Oral literature: epic narratives, creation myths, stories, po…
Mostly diaries expressed the connections between God and thei…
Mostly comprised of philosophers, scientists, writing speeche…
Valued feeling, intuition, idealism, and inductive reasoning
Native American Oral Tradition
Oral literature: epic narratives, creation myths, stories, po…
Colonial (Puritan)
Mostly diaries expressed the connections between God and thei…
American Literature is Lit (Puritans)
Goodman
Sin
Iniquity
Symbolism
the male head of a household
an immoral act considered to be a transgression against divin…
immoral or grossly unfair behavior
A device in literature where an object represents an idea.
Goodman
the male head of a household
Sin
an immoral act considered to be a transgression against divin…
24 terms
Second set of American Literature vocabulary terms
pernicious
truculent
punctilious
replete
(adj.) extremely destructive or harmful
(adj.) ready to fight, cruel
(adj.) eager to follow rules or conventions
(adj.) full, abundant
pernicious
(adj.) extremely destructive or harmful
truculent
(adj.) ready to fight, cruel
10 terms
American Literature Lit. #61-70
obsequious
omnipotent
onerous
paradigm
adj, - obedient, dutiful... obsequious aids as to gain respect f…
adj - having very great or unlimited authority or power... Rocke…
adj - burdensome, oppressive, or troublesome; causing hardshi…
noun - a model or pattern for something that may be copied... :…
obsequious
adj, - obedient, dutiful... obsequious aids as to gain respect f…
omnipotent
adj - having very great or unlimited authority or power... Rocke…
15 terms
American Literature terms
local color
indirect characterization
round character
flat character
details to evoke a particular region
writer reveals character's personality through character's ac…
character who shows varied and sometimes contradictory traits
shows only one character trait
local color
details to evoke a particular region
indirect characterization
writer reveals character's personality through character's ac…
37 terms
American Lit Periods of Literature Unit
Logos
Pathos
Ethos
Dates of Colonial Period
facts, statistics, expert testimony
figurative language, loaded words, imagery, stories
credibility, quality and amount of evidence
1607-1749
Logos
facts, statistics, expert testimony
Pathos
figurative language, loaded words, imagery, stories
11 terms
American Literature: Gothic Lit. Test
Explain the three deaths(great irony)…
Explain the relationship between Poe's…
Alliteration
Onomatopoeia
1. Mother:Elizabeth... -famous actress... -died of tuberculosis ... -t…
John Allan:... -had affairs ... -he considered Poe ungrateful and d…
The repetition of initial constant sounds... EX: Peter piper pic…
The use of a word whose sound imitates or suggests its meanin…
Explain the three deaths(great irony)…
1. Mother:Elizabeth... -famous actress... -died of tuberculosis ... -t…
Explain the relationship between Poe's…
John Allan:... -had affairs ... -he considered Poe ungrateful and d…
24 terms
Third set of American Literature vocabulary terms
opulent
calumny
ebullient
harangue
(adj.) characterized by rich abundance verging on ostenation
(n.) attempt to spoil someone else's reputation by spreading…
(adj.) extremely lively, enthusiastic
(n.) a ranting speech; (v.) to give such a speech
opulent
(adj.) characterized by rich abundance verging on ostenation
calumny
(n.) attempt to spoil someone else's reputation by spreading…
12 terms
Puritan Literature - American Lit. Midterm
Puritan Plain Style
Puritans
Sermon
Author of "Huswifery"
A type of writing in which uncomplicated sentences and ordina…
Wanted to express themselves clearly in accordance with their…
A speech that has a definite point of view and is delivered f…
Edward Taylor
Puritan Plain Style
A type of writing in which uncomplicated sentences and ordina…
Puritans
Wanted to express themselves clearly in accordance with their…
24 terms
First set of American Literature vocabulary terms
rectitude
rife
propensity
antipathy
(n.) uprigtness, extreme morality
(adj.) abundant
(n.) an inclination, preference
(n.) a strong dislike, repugnance
rectitude
(n.) uprigtness, extreme morality
rife
(adj.) abundant
44 terms
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
8 terms
American Lit Vocab Terms (set 3)
apathy
scrupulous
disdain
depravity
(noun) lack of interest or enthusiasm
(adj.) behave diligently and/or ethically
(noun) lack of respect; distaste
(noun) complete immorality or evilness
apathy
(noun) lack of interest or enthusiasm
scrupulous
(adj.) behave diligently and/or ethically
42 terms
American Lit. 1- Elements of Literature
Genre
Two comprehensive categories
Within fiction, four basic genres
poem
A type or category of literature
Fiction and Non-fiction
Novel, Short Story, Poem, and Drama
A very concise and emotionally intense form of literature; ma…
Genre
A type or category of literature
Two comprehensive categories
Fiction and Non-fiction
23 terms
Wynn - Literary Terms Set #4 - American Literature
Idiom
Literal Language
Figurative Language
Theater in the Round
An expression that cannot be understood if taken literally (e…
A form of language in which writers and speakers mean exactly…
Language that cannot be taken literally since it was written…
theater where the stage is in the middle of the audience and…
Idiom
An expression that cannot be understood if taken literally (e…
Literal Language
A form of language in which writers and speakers mean exactly…
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.
80 terms
Literature Lit Set 3
Hamlet
Oedipus Rex
Macbeth
Moby-Dick
William Shakespeare
Sophocles
William Shakespeare
Hermen Melville
Hamlet
William Shakespeare
Oedipus Rex
Sophocles
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