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jeremiad
a prophecy that evildoing will brind on destruction; a lament
Juvenalian satire
harsh, biting satire, full of moral indignation and bitter contempt
Kunstlerroman
"artist novel", a type of bildungsroman, or development novel, that tells the story of an artist's development
lai
a poem of adventure or romance intended to be sung
leitmotif
the repetition of a significant word, phrase, theme, or image throughout a novel or play, which functions as a unifying element; "guiding motif"
libretto
the text or words of the dialogue and songs of an opera, oratorio, cantata, musical comedy, or other similar musical work; also called the book
linguistics
the study of languages as systems
literary criticism
the practice of describing, interpreting, and evaluating literature
litotes
a figure of speech, a form of ironical understatement that affirms something by stating the negative of its opposite
"She is no fool"
local color
the use in writing of the physical setting, dialect, customs, and attitudes that typify a particular region