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empathy
a feeling of association or identificaiton with an object
epigram
the ingenious, witty, throughful, provocative statement ending a short poem
existentialism
a view of life that emphasizes existence as opposed to essence
expressionism
a from of at in which the artist depicts the inner essence of man and projects his view of the world as colored by that essence
fable
a short story designed to teach a useful lesson
fantasy
the creation of unreal worlds and people
genre
a term used to describe literary forms such as tragedy comedy novel and essay
hamartia
aristotles term for the protagonist's tragic flaw or tragic error of judgment
hubris
aristotle term for the pride of the tragic hero that leads him to ignore or overlook warnings of impending disaster or to break moral laws
humanism
in common usage, an attitude that emphasizes human intersts; an optimistic view of human potential
humor
the quality in action, speech or writing which excites amusement; less intellectual than wit and having a more sympathetic tone
impressionism
in writing, the presentation of the salient features of a scene, event, or person as they appear to the author at the time
invective
in satirical writing, the use of dunuciatory anry and insulitng language
irony
a form of expression ins which the meaning intended is the opposite from what is stated
lampoon
a violent and scurrilous satirical attack against a person or institution
empathy
a feeling of association or identificaiton with an object
epigram
the ingenious, witty, throughful, provocative statement ending a short poem
existentialism
a view of life that emphasizes existence as opposed to essence
expressionism
a from of at in which the artist depicts the inner essence of man and projects his view of the world as colored by that essence
fable
a short story designed to teach a useful lesson
fantasy
the creation of unreal worlds and people
genre
a term used to describe literary forms such as tragedy comedy novel and essay
hamartia
aristotles term for the protagonist's tragic flaw or tragic error of judgment
hubris
aristotle term for the pride of the tragic hero that leads him to ignore or overlook warnings of impending disaster or to break moral laws
humanism
in common usage, an attitude that emphasizes human intersts; an optimistic view of human potential
humor
the quality in action, speech or writing which excites amusement; less intellectual than wit and having a more sympathetic tone
impressionism
in writing, the presentation of the salient features of a scene, event, or person as they appear to the author at the time
invective
in satirical writing, the use of dunuciatory anry and insulitng language
irony
a form of expression ins which the meaning intended is the opposite from what is stated
lampoon
a violent and scurrilous satirical attack against a person or institution
melodrama
a literary account in which the incidents are sensational, the characters exceptionally noble or evil, the appeal to the emotions extreme
metaphor
a literary comparsion
metaphysical poetry
the work of poets, particularly those of the seventeenth century, which employ elaborate conciets
metonymy
when one specific thing is referred to as being part of a whole
middle english
the english language as spoken after norman conqueset 1066
mode
an attibrute or quality of thing
montage
a quick succession of images or pictures to express an idea
motif
a device which serves as a unifying agent in conveying a theme
muses
the goddesses presiding over the arts
myth
a solidy conceived, but entirely imaginative world, with beliefs and values, created by an author
naturalism
a mode of a work in which the writer applies total objectivity in his/her observation and treatment of life without idealizing, imposing value judgment, or avoiding the repulsive