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Aesteticism
reverence for beauty; movement that held beatiful form is to be valued more han instructive content.
Ambiguity
A word, phrase, or attitude that has double or even multiple meanings, resulting in multiple interpretations.
Attitude
the author's viewpoint reguarding his subject matter. Attitude can usually be edtected in author's tone
Baroque
a grand and exuberantly ornamental style
Classicism
an adherence to the principals of Greek and Roman literature.
Colloquialisms
words or phares that are used in everyday conversation or informal writing which are usally considered inappropriate for a formal writing essay.
Atmosphere
the pervasive *mood* or *tone* of a literary work - gloom, foreboding, joyful expression, ect.
Novel
a lengthy fictional narrative in prose dealing with characters, incidents, and settings that imitate those found in real life.
Novelette
built on one incident; shorter than a novel, but has more development of character and theme that a short story.
Novel of Manners
a novel, usually comical and satirical, whose characters and plot emerge from and are limited by the social customs, values, habits and mores of a particular social class in a particualr region.
Paean
a song of triumph or thanksgiving.
Parable
a brief tale intended to be understood as an allegory illustrating some lesson or moral.
Parody
a composition that ridicules another composition by imitating and exaggerating aspects of its content.
Pedantic
writing that boarders on lecturing. Scholarly, academic, and often overly difficult and distant.
Picaresque novel
a novel whose principal character is a low-born rogue who lives by his/her wits and who becomes involed in one predicament after another.
Play
a literary work written in dialogue and intended for performance before an audience by actors on stage.
Poetry
literature in its most intense, most imaginative form, and most rhythmic form.
Prose
in the broadest sense, all forms of ordinary