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syncope
ictus, breve, rhythm and meter
Mood
Manner of conceiving and expressing action or being, as positive, possible, hypothetical, etc., without regard to other accidents, such as time, person, number, etc.
misogany
hatred of women
macrocosmic
relating to the entire world or the universe
dystopia
imaginary place where living conditions are terrible
personification
giving a nonhuman object human characteristics
misology
hatred of argument reason or discussion
ejection
to drive out especially by physical force
metaphor
a comparison not expressed but is created when a figurative term is substituted for or identified with the literal term
dysfunction
abnormal functioning; not working well
dramatic situation
the situation of the protagonist
Characterization
A description of qualities or peculiarities; Representation of a character or characters on the stage or in writing, especially by imitating or describing actions, gestures, or speeches.
conflict
problem tht protagonist must overcome in the the novel
euphonious
good sound; harmonious
protagonist
main character who must overcome the conflict in the book
antagonist
person, place, idea or thing that presents conflict to protagonist
eulogize
to praise highly in speech or writing
feminine rhyme
A rhyme in which the final syllable is unstressed, as in feather/heather.
auditor
one who hears, person who poem is written to
euphemism
The act or an example of substituting a mild, indirect, or vague term for one considered harsh, blunt, or offensive
apostrophe
The direct address of an absent or imaginary person or of a personified abstraction, especially as a digression in the course of a speech or composition
eclectic
composed of elements from various sources
omniscient
all-knowing
masculine rhyme
A rhyme made on a single stressed syllable, as in sky/fly.
agoraphobia
fear of being helpless and being in open spaces
idiom
Regional speech or dialect.
assonance
The repetition of identical or similar vowel sounds, especially in stressed syllables, with changes in the intervening consonants,
setting
place, time; scenery
neologism
A new word, expression, or usage.
The creation or use of new words or senses.
omnipotent
all powerful
microcosm
relating to a little/small world
terza rima sonnet
A verse form of Italian origin consisting of tercets of 10 or 11 syllables with the middle line rhyming with the first and third lines of the following tercet.
purpose
what the protagonist wishes to accomplish, why the book is written about him/her
connotation
the emotional meaning of a word
raison d'etre
reason for being
theme
the running purpose throughout the piece of writing
denotation
dictionary definition of a word
archaism
An archaic (ancient, old) word, phrase, idiom, or other expression
omnipresent
all-present; present everywhere
rueful
Inspiring pity or compassion.
Causing, feeling, or expressing sorrow or regret
declasse
fallen or lowered in class, rank, or social position;
of inferior status
audience
who the author wrote the piece of writing for; who it is meant for
epistrophe
repetition of the ends of two or more successive sentences, verses, etc.
anaphora
The deliberate repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of several successive verses, clauses, or paragraphs
privation
an act or instance of depriving; the state of being deprived esp.what is needed for existence
martyr
someone who dies for a cause (belief, idea, religion) ie Mohammad Atta
diction
Choice and use of words in speech or writing
Ways to describe tone
informative, ecstatic, incredulous, disparing, resigned, etc.
misanthrope
hater of people
placid
calm
anthropomorphosis
Transformation into the form of a human being
epic
An extended narrative poem in elevated or dignified language, celebrating the feats of a legendary or traditional hero.
dual consciousness
a character who is a child but has the thought processes of an adult; speaker is writing about his/her past
languid
sluggish, weak, slow
incessant
not stopping
imperceptibly
not noticed by a sense or by the mind : extremely slight, gradual, or subtle
transcend
to go beyond
consonance
repetition of similar consonant sounds
tone
The pitch of a word used to determine its meaning or to distinguish differences in meaning.
shakespearean sonnet
The sonnet form used by Shakespeare, composed of three quatrains and a terminal couplet in iambic pentameter with the rhyme pattern abab cdcd efef gg
protuding
To push or thrust outward.
To stick out
hydrophobia
fear of water
acrophobia
fear of heights
verisimilitude
the quality of appearing to be true or real
simile
coparing two objects that are essentially unlike with the use of "as" or "like"
tenuous
thin, flimsy, or weak
zealot
extremist
fanatic
refrain
to hold back
precarious
Dangerously lacking in security or stability
xenophobia
fear of strangers and foreigners
allegory
a narrative or description having a second meaning beneath the surface of one
stanza
a paragraph of verse
monophobia
fear of being alone
alliteration
The repetition of the same sounds or of the same kinds of sounds at the beginning of words or in stressed syllables
oral tradition
The spoken relation and preservation, from one generation to the next, of a people's cultural history and ancestry, often by a storyteller in narrative form.
ignoring the question
turning to another topic
petrarchan sonnet
A sonnet containing an octave with the rhyme pattern abbaabba and a sestet of various rhyme patterns such as cdecde or cdcdcd. Also called Italian sonnet.
vignette
A decorative design placed at the beginning or end of a book or chapter of a book or along the border of a page;A short, usually descriptive literary sketch.
begging the question
not dispensing (getting rid of) with opposition
Oversimplification
Make it too basic
hasty generalization
getting too broad--scope
persona
speaker
esperanza
main character of House on Mango Street; means "Hope"
panophobia
fear of everything
ad hominem
to he man/attacking the topic
Post-Hoc/ergo propter hoc
after this, therefore because of this; confuse chronology with causation
"I gave her flowers, she dumped me." "She dumped me because I gave her flowers"-jumped to conclusion that isn't true from what happened-
Cause & Effect
either-or
kind of oversimplifying; act like two options when there are many more
assimilate
to integrate wth society- adapting/melting into a different culture
non-sequitor
does not follow/not pertaining to the topic
philology
love of learning
Bibliophile
lover of books
extended metaphor
a comparison between two things extended throughout a piece of writing
philanthropist
lover/liker of people
philatelist
likes to collect stamps