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Agencement
(m) Arrangement, fitting together, ordering
Ambiguité
(f) Vagueness in use of words; ambiguity
Analogie
(f) Partial resemblance between two things which outwardly do not resemble each other; analogy
Archétype
(m) A character type or plot pattern which recurs in literature and folklore and is thought to evoke profound responses in the reader; archetype
Cadre
Millieu
Décor
(m) Background (and scenery)
Contexte
(m) The totality of which the text under examination is a part; context
Dénouement
(m) Resolution of a play or a story
Durée
(f) Time, duration
Écoulement
(m) Flow; time conceived as a continuum
Chef-d'oeuvre
(m) Masterpiece
Comparaison
(f) Simile; Comparison
Hémistiche
(m) Either half of a line of verse divided by a caesura, usually an "alexandrin"
Idée principale
(f) Central idea
Intrigue
(f) Plot, action
Lieu commun
(m) A commonplace, banality, platitude
Moeurs
(f pl.) Manners, customs; morals
Monologue intérieur
(m) The reproduction of a character's unspoken inner thoughts
Motif
(m) A type of character, verbal pattern, or situation that recurs regularly in literature or art; motive
Nouvelle
(f) A novella
Oeuvre
(m) WOrks of a writer as a whole
(f) a literary work
(f pl.) Works of a writer
Optique
(f) Perspective or point of view
Ouvrage (littéraire)
(m) A piece of work
Point cumilant
(m) Climax
Rapport
(m) Relationship
Réalisme
(m) Writing characterized by extremely faithful attention to familiar everyday detail
Récit
(m) An account, delivered by a character in a play, of action which took place off-stage; A piece of fiction shorter and simpler than a novel, often narrated in the first person
Retour en arrière
(m) Flashback
Rime
(f) Identity of sound in the final accented syllable in two or more words; Rhyme
Rime féminine
(f) A rhyme involving words ending in a mute -e, -es, or the verbal ending -ent
Rime intérieure
(f) A rhyme involving words in the interior of a line of verse
Rime masculine
(f) A rhyme involving words with endings other than mute -e, -es, or the verbal ending -ent
Romancier
(m) Novelist
Romantisme
(m) Romaticism; Term applied to the general disposition towards life in the first half of the 19th century
Strophe
(m) Unite withon a poem formed by a group of versdes
Style indirect libre
(m) An internalization of the narrative, it approximates the POV of a fictional characterr while retaining some of the detachment of the third person and avoiding the formality of indirect discourse
Surréalisme
(m) Surrealism; Movement in the 1920s and 30s attempting to reach back to the preconscious mind by means of freely associated images
Symbole
(m) An image used as a sign for something else
Symbolisme
(m) The use of symbols
Synesthésie
(f) Faculty of responding with two or more senses when only one sense is being stimulated; i.e. odor is attributed to colors, vice versa, etc...