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a complex style which discusses intangible qualities like good and evil, and seldom uses examples to support its points.
Abstract
dry and theoretical writing. Used to descri be writing that is sucking all the life out of its subjet with analysis
academic writing
refers to the stressed portion of a word. sometimes the matter of opinion.
accent
"appealing to the senses"
N-coherent sense of taste
plural- the study of beauty
aesthetic
a story in which each aspect of the story has a symbolic meaning outside the tale itself. Ex.-many fables
allegory
the repetitions of initial consonant sounds.
alliteration
a references to another work or famous figue
allusion
"misplaced in time"
anachronism
a comparison usually involving two or more symbolic parts, employed to clarify an action or relationship
analogy
a short narrative
anecdote
when inanimate objects are given human characteristics
anthropomorphism
occurs when an action produces far smaller results than one had been led to expect, frequently used for a comic effect
anticlimax
a protagonist who is markedly unheroic: morally weak, cowardly, dishonest or any other unsavory quality
antihero
a short and usually witty saying
aphorism
a figure of speech wherein the speaker talks directly to something that is nonhuman
apostrophe
the use of deliberately old-fashioned language
archaism
a speech after a short comment made by an actor to the audiences as the momentarily stepping outside of the action on stage
aside
the repeated use of vowel sounds
assonance
the emotional tone or background that surrounds a scene
atmosphere
a long narrative poem usually in very regular meter and rhyme. Usually with a naive folsy quality, a characteristic that distinguishes it from epic poetry.
ballad
when the writing of a scene evokes feelings of dignified pity and sympathy.
pathos
when writing strains for grandeur it can't support and tries to jerk tears from every little hiccup
bathos
use of disturbing themes in comedy
black humor
pretentious, exaggeratedly learned language. when one tires to be eloquent by using big words
bombast
a broad parody that taes a style or a form, and exaggerates it into ridiculousness. parody.
burlesque
using deliberatley harsh, awkward sounds
cacophony
the beat or rhythm of poetry in a general sense
cadence
the name for a section division in a long work of poetry
-divides a long poem into parts the way chapters divide a novel
canto
aa portrait that exaggerates a facet of personality
caricature
this term is drawn from aristotles writings on tragedy. "cleansing" of emotion an audience member eperiences, having lived through the experiences presented on stage
catharsis