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cacophony
Harsh. claching, or dissonant counds, often produced by combinations of words that require clipped, explosive delivery
catharsis
Aristotle's theory of the power of tragedy to purge emotions of pity and fear that its incidents have aroused

emotional release from veiwing theater
Aristotle's theory
classic
a work of literature that is universally aknowledged to be superiour to other works of the same type and to be of enduring value and appeal
cliche
any expression that has been used so often that is has lost its freshness and precision
colloquialism
a word or phrase in everyday use in conversation and informal writting, but sometimes inappropriate in formal essay
connotation
the associations, images, or impressions carried by a word, as opposed to the words literal meaning
context
the part of the work of literature that precedes or follows a given word, phrase, or passage
denotation
percise, literal meaning of a word, without emotional associations or overtones
denouement
literally, unravelling, as of a knot- final resolution of the conflicts of a play
determinism
a persistent philosophy that people's actions and all other events are determined, or set in motion, by forces over which human beings have no control