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bombast
pretentious, exaggeratedly learned lanugage
brute
a beast, non human creature
burlesque
broad parody, one that takes a style or form and exaggerates it into rediculous
cacophony
using deliberately harsh, awkward sounds
cadence
beat or rythm of poetry in a general sense
candidly
frankly, outspokenly, openly, sincerely
candor
the state or quality of being frank, open, and sincere in speech or expression
canto
name for a section division in a long work of poetry (similar to chapters)
capers
lear or hop playfully
caricature
a portrait (verbal/otherwise) that exaggerates a facet of personality
catharsis
cleansing of emotion an audience member experiences (ending feeling)
censure
strong or vehement expressions of disapproval
chorus
group who stand outside the main action on stage and comment on it
churlish
boorish, vulgar, surly
classic
typical, accepted masterpiece, can refer to the arts of ancient Greece and Rome
coinage
new word, usually invented on the spot, oftentimes uses people's names
colloquialism
word or phrase used in everyday conversational english
conceit
startling/ unsual metaphor over several lines
conciliatory
appeasing in an effort to overcome distrust or regain goodwill
connotation
what a word suggests/ implies
consonance
repitition of consonant sounds within words (opposed to at the begining)
contmeptuous
manifesting or expressing disdain, scornful
correlation
mutual relationship of two or more parts or things
couched
expressed indirectly or obscurely, lying in wait as for an ambush
countenance
appearance, especially of the face, facial expression
couplet
a pair of lines that end in rhyme
courtier
an attendant in a royal court
damask
woven with patterns, as in the damasked rose
decorum
where a characters speech must be styled according to social status/ occasion