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Alliteration
Repeated first consonant sound
Personification
the attribution of a personal nature or character to inanimate objects or abstract notions, esp. as a rhetorical figure.
Parable
a short allegorical story designed to illustrate or teach some truth, religious principle, or moral lesson.
Theme
a subject of discourse, discussion, meditation, or composition; topic
Allegory
a representation of an abstract or spiritual meaning through concrete or material forms; figurative treatment of one subject under the guise of another
Metaphor
a figure of speech in which a term or phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable in order to suggest a resemblance
anastrophe
The inversoin of syntax for rhyme in poetry
Sobriquet
An affectionate or humorous nickname.
Literary Apostrophe
Speaking to somebody dead or not present (for dramatic effect)
Paradox
a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.
Pseudonym
a fictitious name used by an author to conceal his or her identity; pen name
Genre
A class or category of artistic endeavor having a particular form, content, technique, or the like
Poetic Conceit
A very abstract metaphor
Satire
the use of irony, sarcasm, ridicule, or the like, in exposing, denouncing, or deriding vice, folly, etc.
Slant Rhyme
A half assed rhyme
Anecdote
a short account of a particular incident or event of an interesting or amusing nature, often biographical.
Euphamism
the substitution of a mild, indirect, or vague expression for one thought to be offensive, harsh, or blunt.
Regionalist
the theory or practice of emphasizing the regional characteristics of locale or setting, as by stressing local speech.
Romanticism
1st Literary Movement
Imagination is more important that logical thought
Portray American life and character
Revel in the wonder of nature
Throw off dull realities
Transcendentalism
2nd Literary Movement
Philosophical/religious perspective that GOD is a part of nature and man. Each man must look inside himself and use his own conscience to decide what is reality/truth
Realism
3rd Significant literary movement
positive and negative aspects of life
ORDINARY, LOWER CLASS, CITY PEOPLE
everyday speech and language (regionalism)
focus on ethical struggles + social issues
Naturalism
4th movement in literature
offshot of realism
focused on failed aspects of life
Modernism
5th literary movement
Called for bold experimentation and wholesale rejection of traditional themes and styles. Swept along by disillusionment with traditions that seemed to have become spiritually empty
American Dream
America as a New Eden
A belief in Progress
Triumph of the Individual
Stephen Crane
Naturalist
The Red Badge of Courage
Mystery of Heroism
Emerson
Genre essay + poem
Transcendentalist
Twain
Realist
Tom Sawyer
Advertures of Huck Finn
EE Cummings
Modernist
Poet
Much of a Which of a Wind
Poe
Romantic
Dark poet
Irving
Romantic author
Father of the American Short Story
Rip Van Winkle
The Devil and Tom Walker
Hemmingway
Modernist
Great Gatsby
Anecdote
a short account of a particular incident or event of an interesting or amusing nature, often biographical.
Euphamism
the substitution of a mild, indirect, or vague expression for one thought to be offensive, harsh, or blunt.
Regionalist
the theory or practice of emphasizing the regional characteristics of locale or setting, as by stressing local speech.
Romanticism
1st Literary Movement
Imagination is more important that logical thought
Portray American life and character
Revel in the wonder of nature
Throw off dull realities
Transcendentalism
2nd Literary Movement
Philosophical/religious perspective that GOD is a part of nature and man. Each man must look inside himself and use his own conscience to decide what is reality/truth
Realism
3rd Significant literary movement
positive and negative aspects of life
ORDINARY, LOWER CLASS, CITY PEOPLE
everyday speech and language (regionalism)
focus on ethical struggles + social issues
Naturalism
4th movement in literature
offshot of realism
focused on failed aspects of life
Modernism
5th literary movement
Called for bold experimentation and wholesale rejection of traditional themes and styles. Swept along by disillusionment with traditions that seemed to have become spiritually empty
American Dream
America as a New Eden
A belief in Progress
Triumph of the Individual
Stephen Crane
Naturalist
The Red Badge of Courage
Mystery of Heroism
Emerson
Genre essay + poem
Transcendentalist
Twain
Realist
Tom Sawyer
Advertures of Huck Finn
EE Cummings
Modernist
Poet
Much of a Which of a Wind
Poe
Romantic
Dark poet
Irving
Romantic author
Father of the American Short Story
Rip Van Winkle
The Devil and Tom Walker
Hemmingway
Fitzgerald
Modernist
Boat story
The Great Gatsby
Dickensen
first american female poet
Didn't want poetry published
Faulkner
Modernist
Stream of Consciousness
As I lay dying
Melville
Moby Dick