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carpe diem
latin phrase meaning "seize the day"
bildungsroman
German word translated to "development novel"; coming of age story
Jane Eyre
canon
generally, any group of writings that has been established as authentic
aestheticism
reverence for beauty, art for art's sake
allusion
a passing reference to historical or fictional characters, places, or events
ambiguity
double or even multiple meaning
anachronism
an event, object, person, or thing that is out of its natural order in time
antithesis
a figure of speech in which opposing or contrasting ideas are balanced against each other in grammmatically parallel syntex
"There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a kind among his." -Helen Keller
aphorism
a terse statement of a principle or truth, usually an observation about life
bumper sticker
archetype
a pattern or model of an action or an image that recurs consistently enough in life and literature to be considered universal