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abstract
complex, discusses intangible qualities like good/evil, seldom uses examples to support its points.
academic
describes style, means dry and theoretical writing
accent
stressed portion of a word
accusatory
containing or implying an accusation
Adonis
in Greek mythology, a youth loved by Aphrodite for his beauty.
aesthetic/ aesthetics
appeals to the senses, a coherent sense of taste
allegory
story where each aspect has a symbolic meaning
amorphous
lacking definite shape or form, shapeless, formless
alliteration
repitition of consonant sounds
allusion
reference to another work/ gamous figure
anachronism
misplaced in time
analogy
comparison, involves 2 or more symbolic parts, used to clarify action/ relationship
anecdote
short narrative
anthropomorphism
when inanimate objects are given human characteristics
anticlimax
when action produces smaller results than one had been led to expect
antihero
main character who is unheroic
antithesis
direct contrast/ opinion
aphorism
short and usually witty saying
apostate
person who denies or foresakes earlier religious conviction
archaism
use of deliberately old fashioned language
artillary
mounted projectile firing guns or missile launchers
aside
speech (usually short comment) made by actor to audience, as if stepping out of action on stage
assonance
repeated use of vowel sounds
atmosphere
emotional tone or background that surrounds a scene
balanced sentence
sentence comprised of two or more parallel clauses
ballad
a long, narrative poem, usually in very regular meter and rhyme. Has naive folksy quality.
bathos
pathos, evokes emotion (pity/ sympathy)
belies
to show to be false, to contradict
black humor
use of disturbing themes in comedy