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exegesis
detailed annalysis, explination and interpretation of a passage
existentialism
philosophy that focuses on the individual's experience, recognition, and triumph over the meaninglessness of existance.
extended metaphore
metaphor or implied comparision that is sutained for several lines or that becomes the controlling image of an entire poem
external conflict
character's struggle against nature or another character
fancy
an aspect of imagination that often involved wishful thinking or whim.
foil
character who, by contrast, points up the qualities of a another character
foregrounding
calling attention to something by placing it in the foreground against a background
free verse
type of poetry that is "free" of regular beat of meter, dependin gon the individual's sensitivity to the music of natural speech rhythms
genre
a type of literary work
gloss
an explination, definition, or interpretation of a difficult, foreign, or technical word or passage