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31 terms
English Literature Vocabulary
analyze
articulate
alliteration
analogy
v. to study or determine the nature and relationship of the p…
v. 1. to say something 2. to form or fit something into a sys…
n. the repetition of (usually consonant) sounds in two or mor…
n. resemblance in some particulars of things otherwise unlike
analyze
v. to study or determine the nature and relationship of the p…
articulate
v. 1. to say something 2. to form or fit something into a sys…
78 terms
AP English Literature Vocabulary
foreshadowing
enjambment
pastoral
ode
to hint at or to present an indication of the future beforehand
the continuation of a sentence from one line of a poem to the…
a work that describes the simple life of country folk who liv…
a lyric poem that is somewhat serious in subject and treatmen…
foreshadowing
to hint at or to present an indication of the future beforehand
enjambment
the continuation of a sentence from one line of a poem to the…
10 terms
English Literature Vocabulary-Implications in Literature Navigators' Level
accost
apprehensive
bewilder
deluge
approach and speak aggressively to
fearful or uneasy about the future
puzzle, confuse, perplex
flood, overwhelm
accost
approach and speak aggressively to
apprehensive
fearful or uneasy about the future
71 terms
English Literature Vocabulary
Adage
Allegory
Alliteration
Allus
old saying; proverb
symbolic story
repetition of the initial sounds in words (eg., Peter Piper p…
subtle reference
Adage
old saying; proverb
Allegory
symbolic story
87 terms
English Literature Vocabulary
academic
voracious
literature
syllabus
adj.学术的
adj.贪吃的
n.文学
n.提纲
academic
adj.学术的
voracious
adj.贪吃的
80 terms
English I Honors - Literature Vocabulary
Characterization
Direct Characterization
Indirect Characterization
Protagonist
is the act of creating and developing a character
author directly states a character's traits
author tells what a character looks like, does, and says, as…
main character in a literary work
Characterization
is the act of creating and developing a character
Direct Characterization
author directly states a character's traits
84 terms
English Language and Literature Vocabulary
Autonomous
Contrived
Expedite
Infer
Acting independently
Artificial; laboured
Providing an immediate advantage; practical
To conclude; to deduce
Autonomous
Acting independently
Contrived
Artificial; laboured
english literature vocabulary
alliteration
alliteration
line
metaphor
1. repetition of consonant sounds in the beginning syllables
the wild and wooly walrus wondered what we were when we walke…
in poetry it is similar to a sentence in a paragraph
a way of describing something by comparing it to something el…
alliteration
1. repetition of consonant sounds in the beginning syllables
alliteration
the wild and wooly walrus wondered what we were when we walke…
17 terms
English Literature Vocabulary
Patriarchy
Dogmatic
Fundamental
Colonial Product
A family, group, or government controlled by a men only
Enforcing rules to keep something or someone in order
A person who strictly adheres(believe in) to his religious be…
Belief by the people who are colonized that the culture of th…
Patriarchy
A family, group, or government controlled by a men only
Dogmatic
Enforcing rules to keep something or someone in order
198 terms
AP English Literature and Composition Vocabulary
Antagonist
Catharsis
Climax
Conflict
Any force aligned against the protagonist
Purification that brings emotional relief or renewal
Most exciting moment of the story; turning point
Opposition in a work of drama or fiction between characters o…
Antagonist
Any force aligned against the protagonist
Catharsis
Purification that brings emotional relief or renewal
53 terms
English 9A Vocabulary of Literature
Fiction
Nonfiction
Plot
Exposition
false, a work of prose with imaginary elements (to entertain,…
true, prose based on fact and reality (can have some things t…
sequence of events in a story, everything the characters do,…
sets the tone, establishes the setting, introduces the charac…
Fiction
false, a work of prose with imaginary elements (to entertain,…
Nonfiction
true, prose based on fact and reality (can have some things t…
78 terms
AP English Literature Vocabulary
foreshadowing
enjambment
pastoral
ode
to hint at or to present an indication of the future beforehand
the continuation of a sentence from one line of a poem to the…
a work that describes the simple life of country folk who liv…
a lyric poem that is somewhat serious in subject and treatmen…
foreshadowing
to hint at or to present an indication of the future beforehand
enjambment
the continuation of a sentence from one line of a poem to the…
89 terms
english literature vocabulary
academic
literature
syllabus
compulsory
学术的
文学
教学大纲
(adj.)被强制的、义务的(近)imperative, obligatory
academic
学术的
literature
文学
296 terms
English Literature Vocabulary
academic
voracious
literture
syllabus
related to a school; not practical or directly useful
(adj.) having a huge appetite, greedy, ravenous; excessively…
creative written words of language of great value to people.
A brief outline of the main points of a text or course of study
academic
related to a school; not practical or directly useful
voracious
(adj.) having a huge appetite, greedy, ravenous; excessively…
770 terms
English Literature
abstract
adage
allegory
alliteration
An abbreviated synopsis of a longer work of scholarship or re…
A saying or proverb containing a truth based on experience an…
A story in which the narrative or characters carry an underly…
The repetition of one or more initial consonants in a group o…
abstract
An abbreviated synopsis of a longer work of scholarship or re…
adage
A saying or proverb containing a truth based on experience an…
5 terms
English Literature
Cliffhanger
Chekhov's Gun
Periphrasis
Aphorism
A Narrative that ends unresolved to draw the audience back to…
Insertion of an apparently irrelevant object early in a narra…
It is a stylistic device that can be defined as the use of ex…
Concise statement that contains a cleverly stated subject tru…
Cliffhanger
A Narrative that ends unresolved to draw the audience back to…
Chekhov's Gun
Insertion of an apparently irrelevant object early in a narra…
78 terms
English Literature Vocabulary
foreshadowing
enjambment
pastoral
ode
to hint at or to present an indication of the future beforehand
the continuation of a sentence from one line of a poem to the…
a work that describes the simple life of country folk who liv…
a lyric poem that is somewhat serious in subject and treatmen…
foreshadowing
to hint at or to present an indication of the future beforehand
enjambment
the continuation of a sentence from one line of a poem to the…
20 terms
Unit #6 Vocabulary (English 11 Literature)
acquiesce
allocate
allure
ardent
(v.) to accept without protest; to agree or submit.... (synonym…
(v.) to set apart or designate for a special purpose; to dist…
(v.) to entice, tempt; to be attractive to; (n.) a strong att…
(adj.) very enthusiastic, impassioned.... (synonyms) intense, z…
acquiesce
(v.) to accept without protest; to agree or submit.... (synonym…
allocate
(v.) to set apart or designate for a special purpose; to dist…
45 terms
AP English Literature Vocabulary
Ambiguity
Blank Verse
Cacophony
Declarative Sentence
doubtfulness or uncertainty of meaning or intention
Poetry written in unrhymed iambic pentameter
A harsh, discordant mixture of sounds
a sentence that makes a statement or declaration
Ambiguity
doubtfulness or uncertainty of meaning or intention
Blank Verse
Poetry written in unrhymed iambic pentameter
25 terms
English - Figge - Literature Vocabulary
Act
Alliteration
Allusion
Aside
A major division in a play. Often, individual acts are divide…
Repeating a consonant sound in close proximity to others, or…
A casual reference in literature to a person, place, event, o…
In drama, a few words or a short passage spoken by one charac…
Act
A major division in a play. Often, individual acts are divide…
Alliteration
Repeating a consonant sound in close proximity to others, or…
20 terms
English - Literature and Vocabulary Terms
Genre
drama
fiction
non-fiction
a category of literature based on similarities in style, form…
stories composed usually for theatrical performance in which…
a type of narrative literature contains imaginary characters…
a type of narrative literature where the characters and event…
Genre
a category of literature based on similarities in style, form…
drama
stories composed usually for theatrical performance in which…
41 terms
English Literature Exam Vocabulary
turrets
canopies
incarnation
quelled
small tower
a covering or structure similar to a roof
a bodily manifestation of a deity or spirit
reduced to passivity
turrets
small tower
canopies
a covering or structure similar to a roof
10 terms
English Literature Vocabulary
linguistics
provincial
connote
pretension
the humanistic study of language and literature
a country person
express or state indirectly
a false or unsupportable quality
linguistics
the humanistic study of language and literature
provincial
a country person
24 terms
English 7 Vocabulary 12: Literature
adage (noun)
alliteration (noun)
allusion (noun)
anthology (noun)
A traditional saying widely considered to be wise and true
Repetition of sounds, usually of consonants, especially at th…
An indirect reference to something
A collection of writings by various authors
adage (noun)
A traditional saying widely considered to be wise and true
alliteration (noun)
Repetition of sounds, usually of consonants, especially at th…
134 terms
English literature vocabulary
Ballad
Epithet
Tone
Dramatic Poetry
A poem or song narrating a story in short stanzas.
an adjective or descriptive phrase expressing a quality chara…
an attitude toward the person addressed. Choice of words inst…
poetry that presents the voice of an imaginary character (or…
Ballad
A poem or song narrating a story in short stanzas.
Epithet
an adjective or descriptive phrase expressing a quality chara…
110 terms
English Literature
academic
voracious
literature
syllabus
学术的of or relating to a college, academy, school, or other edu…
狼吞虎咽的craving or consuming large quantities of food
文学writings in which expression and form, in connection with i…
课程提纲an outline or other brief statement of the main points of…
academic
学术的of or relating to a college, academy, school, or other edu…
voracious
狼吞虎咽的craving or consuming large quantities of food
46 terms
English Literature - Useful vocabulary
Alarming
Bestial
Bizarre
Charmed
worrying or disturbing.
savagely cruel and depraved.
very strange and unusual.
unusually lucky or happy as though protected by magic
Alarming
worrying or disturbing.
Bestial
savagely cruel and depraved.
17 terms
A.S ENGLISH LITERATURE - VOCABULARY
Omniscient
Superficial
Indicative
Myriad
all-knowing
appearing to be true or real only until examined more closely
serving as a sign or indication of something.
Alot
Omniscient
all-knowing
Superficial
appearing to be true or real only until examined more closely
105 terms
AP English Literature and Composition Vocabulary
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Anapestic
A prose or poetic narrative in which the characters, behavior…
The sequential repetition of similar initial sound, usually a…
a reference to a literary or historical event, person, or pla…
a metrical foot in poetry that consists of two unstressed syl…
Allegory
A prose or poetic narrative in which the characters, behavior…
Alliteration
The sequential repetition of similar initial sound, usually a…
26 terms
English Literature Vocabulary
Sidle (v)
Furtive (adj)
Cowering (v. used as adj.)
Oppress (v)
Move sideways, especially in a shy or sneaky manner
Acting as if trying not to be seen
Drawing back or huddling in fear
Persecute; keep down by unjust use of power
Sidle (v)
Move sideways, especially in a shy or sneaky manner
Furtive (adj)
Acting as if trying not to be seen
96 terms
AP English Literature Vocabulary Terms
Allegory
Alliteration
Ambiguity
Anaphora
A story or poem in which characters, settings, and events sta…
Repetition of the same or similar consonant sounds at the beg…
Deliberately suggesting two or more different, and sometimes…
Repetition of a word, phrase, or clause at the beginning of t…
Allegory
A story or poem in which characters, settings, and events sta…
Alliteration
Repetition of the same or similar consonant sounds at the beg…
30 terms
English Literature Vocabulary
Irony
Metaphor
Simile
Alliteration
a difference the way seem to be and the way they actually are…
a comparison between two unlike things. Ex: "I am death"
a comparison between two unlike things using like or as
when you've the same sound at the start of every word
Irony
a difference the way seem to be and the way they actually are…
Metaphor
a comparison between two unlike things. Ex: "I am death"
13 terms
English literature vocabulary 2
Sundry (adj)
Pilgrimage (n)
Befall (v)
Array (n)
Various or diverse, used with items not important enough to t…
a journey, especially a long one, made to some sacred place a…
To happen or occur, something bad
Order of arrangement, an impressive display or range of a par…
Sundry (adj)
Various or diverse, used with items not important enough to t…
Pilgrimage (n)
a journey, especially a long one, made to some sacred place a…
18 terms
AICE ENGLISH LITERATURE (Vocabulary)
Archetype
Angst
Argumentation
Balance
The original pattern or model of which all things of a simila…
An acute but unspecific feeling of anxiety.
Act of giving reasons against something.
Phrases or clauses parallel to each other by structure,meanin…
Archetype
The original pattern or model of which all things of a simila…
Angst
An acute but unspecific feeling of anxiety.
10 terms
AP English Literature Vocabulary
Foot
Iamb
Blank Verse
Caesura
This literary device is a measuring unit in poetry, which is…
Combination of unstressed and stressed syllable - (daDUM) (IT…
verse without rhyme, especially that which uses iambic pentam…
A rhythmical pause in a poetic line or a sentence. It often o…
Foot
This literary device is a measuring unit in poetry, which is…
Iamb
Combination of unstressed and stressed syllable - (daDUM) (IT…
78 terms
AP English Literature All Vocabulary
foreshadowing
enjambment
pastoral
ode
to hint at or to present an indication of the future beforehand
the continuation of a sentence from one line of a poem to the…
a work that describes the simple life of country folk who liv…
a lyric poem that is somewhat serious in subject and treatmen…
foreshadowing
to hint at or to present an indication of the future beforehand
enjambment
the continuation of a sentence from one line of a poem to the…
84 terms
AP English Literature vocabulary
Abstract
Accent
Allegory
Alliteration
A complex style that discusses intangible qualities like good…
In poetry, this refers to the stressed portion (syllable) of…
A story in which each aspect has a symbolic meaning outside t…
The repetition of initial consonant sound
Abstract
A complex style that discusses intangible qualities like good…
Accent
In poetry, this refers to the stressed portion (syllable) of…
11 terms
AP English Literature Vocabulary
sardonic
obtuse
egregious
abhor
scornfully or cynically mocking
ignorant, simpleminded, annoyingly insensitive or slow to und…
shocking, appalling, terrible, awful, horrendous, atrocious
hate
sardonic
scornfully or cynically mocking
obtuse
ignorant, simpleminded, annoyingly insensitive or slow to und…
42 terms
English literature vocabulary
Preclude
Impunity
Immolation
Abscond
To make possible
Freedom from penalty or harm
Death or destruction
To go away
Preclude
To make possible
Impunity
Freedom from penalty or harm
109 terms
AP English Literature Vocabulary
ad hominem argument
allegory
allusion
analogy
"against the man"; a general category of fallacies in which a…
An extended comparison where many elements of a story stands…
A brief or indirect reference to a person, place, thing, or i…
A comparison to a directly parallel case
ad hominem argument
"against the man"; a general category of fallacies in which a…
allegory
An extended comparison where many elements of a story stands…
107 terms
AP English Literature Vocabulary
altruistic
ameliorate
ambiguous
ardent
(adj) unselfishly generous,moon earned for others
(v) improve
(adj) open to debate or argument, arguable, debatable, obscur…
(adj) enthusiastic or passionate
altruistic
(adj) unselfishly generous,moon earned for others
ameliorate
(v) improve
21 terms
English elements of literature vocabulary
protagonist
antagonist
static character
dynamic character
the main character or hero
opposite of a protagonist or a villain
a character that never changes
a character that grows and changes due to challenges and conf…
protagonist
the main character or hero
antagonist
opposite of a protagonist or a villain
284 terms
English Literature Vocabulary (ALL)
treacherous
tminous
intricate
imperishable
not being trusted; traitorous, disloyal, deceptive, unreliabl…
being or exhibiting an evil sign for the future; foreboding,…
having many complexly interrelating parts or elements
not subject to death, decay, spoilage, or destruction
treacherous
not being trusted; traitorous, disloyal, deceptive, unreliabl…
tminous
being or exhibiting an evil sign for the future; foreboding,…
22 terms
English Vocabulary and American Literature
Cauterize
Embody
Ingratiate
Inundate
to burn or sear; to destroy diseased tissue
To represent in human form
To gain another's favor, by deliberate effort
To cover with water; to overwhelm
Cauterize
to burn or sear; to destroy diseased tissue
Embody
To represent in human form
11 terms
English Literature Vocabulary
Cogent
Exigent
Assay
Intransigent
Strong and to the point; Convincing
Urgent; pressing
To Test; Analyze
Refusing to Compromise
Cogent
Strong and to the point; Convincing
Exigent
Urgent; pressing
30 terms
English Medieval Literature Vocabulary
Roman
Romance
Geste
French archbishop
Novel
Narration of strange + supernatural events
Things done
Turpin
Roman
Novel
Romance
Narration of strange + supernatural events
15 terms
English Literature Vocabulary
Ostensible
Docile
Quiescence
Conjugality
stated or appearing to be true, but not necessarily so
ready to accept control or instruction; submissive.
in a state or period of inactivity or dormancy.
pertaining to the relation between marriage partners.
Ostensible
stated or appearing to be true, but not necessarily so
Docile
ready to accept control or instruction; submissive.
24 terms
English Literature Vocabulary
Irony
Metaphor
Connotation
Plain style
A discrepency between appearances amd reality
A figure of speech that makes a comparison between two unlike…
The associations and emotional overtones that have become att…
A way of writing that stresses simplicity and clarity of expr…
Irony
A discrepency between appearances amd reality
Metaphor
A figure of speech that makes a comparison between two unlike…
16 terms
English Literature Vocabulary
Plot
Conflict
Through the Tunnel
African Morning
The conflict in the story
The main problem... Human vs. Self... Human vs. Nature... Human vs. Hu…
Conflict : Human vs. nature... POV: Third person limited
Langston Hughes... Part of Harlem resistance... Lived in Harlem mos…
Plot
The conflict in the story
Conflict
The main problem... Human vs. Self... Human vs. Nature... Human vs. Hu…
17 terms
English Literature Vocabulary
Patriarchy
Dogmatic
Fundamental
Colonial Product
A family, group, or government controlled by a men only
Enforcing rules to keep something or someone in order
A person who strictly adheres(believe in) to his religious be…
Belief by the people who are colonized that the culture of th…
Patriarchy
A family, group, or government controlled by a men only
Dogmatic
Enforcing rules to keep something or someone in order
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