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Epiphany
Jan 6, last day of christmas,
commemoration of the coming of the Magi
epistrophe
repetition of a word or expression at the end of successive phrases, clauses, sentences, or verses especially for rhetorical or poetic effect (as Lincoln's "of the people, by the people, for the people"
alliteration
the repetition of usually initial consonant sounds in two or more neighboring words or syllables (as wild and woolly, threatening throngs)
Lent
the 40 weekdays from Ash Wednesday to Easter observed by the Roman Catholic, Eastern, and some Protestant churches as a period of penitence and fasting
Ash Wednesday
first day of lent
Holy Week
the week before Easter during which the last days of Christ's life are commemorated
-osis
action : process : condition
neur- neuro-
nerve <neural> <neurology>
osteopathy
a system of medical practice based on a theory that diseases are due chiefly to loss of structural integrity which can be restored by manipulation of the parts supplemented by therapeutic measures (as use of medicine or surgery)
polyglot
speaking or writing several languages
autodidact
a self-taught person
autocrat
a person (as a monarch) ruling with unlimited authority
aphorism
concise statement of a principle
decorum
1 : literary and dramatic propriety : FITNESS
2 : propriety and good taste in conduct or appearance
Freitags Pyramid
1. Exposition: setting the scene. The writer introduces the characters and setting, providing description and background.

2. Inciting Incident: something happens to begin the action. A single event usually signals the beginning of the main conflict. The inciting incident is sometimes called 'the complication'.

3. Rising Action: the story builds and gets more exciting.

4. Climax: the moment of greatest tension in a story. This is often the most exciting event. It is the event that the rising action builds up to and that the falling action follows.

5. Falling Action: events happen as a result of the climax and we know that the story will soon end.

6. Resolution: the character solves the main problem/conflict or someone solves it for him or her.
Exposition
setting the scene. The writer introduces the characters and setting, providing description and background.
Complication
something happens to begin the action. A single event usually signals the beginning of the main conflict.
Climax
the moment of greatest tension in a story.
Dénouement:
the ending. At this point, any remaining secrets, questions or mysteries which remain after the resolution are solved by the characters or explained by the author
aposiopesis
the leaving of a thought incomplete usually by a sudden breaking off
antithesis
the rhetorical contrast of ideas by means of parallel arrangements of words, clauses, or sentences (as in "action, not words" or "they promised freedom and provided slavery")
peri-
to pass through
enclosing : surrounding
verdant
green in tint or color
unripe in experience or judgment
dysphoria
a state of feeling unwell or unhappy
canonize
to declare (a deceased person) an officially recognized saint

to treat as illustrious, preeminent, or sacred
defenestration
a throwing of a person or thing out of a window
Alienation Effect
It involves the use of techniques designed to distance the audience from emotional involvement in the play through jolting reminders of the artificiality of the theatrical performance.
1. soliloquoy 2. aside 3.confodont
aside
an utterance meant to be inaudible to someone; especially : an actor's speech heard by the audience but supposedly not by other characters
social realism
Social Realism is an artistic movement, expressed in the visual and other realist arts, which depicts working class activities as heroic.
zeugma
the use of a word to modify or govern two or more words usually in such a manner that it applies to each in a different sense or makes sense with only one (as in "opened the door and her heart to the homeless boy")
ellipsis
the omission of one or more words that are obviously understood but that must be supplied to make a construction grammatically complete b : a sudden leap from one topic to another
2 : marks or a mark (as ... or · or --) indicating an omission (as of words) or a pause
equinox
either of the two times each year (as about March 21 and September 23) when the sun crosses the equator and day and night are everywhere of equal length
solstice
the time of the sun's passing a solstice which occurs about June 22d to begin summer in the northern hemisphere and about December 22d to begin winter in the northern hemisphere
ology
denotes a field of study or academic discipline
inimical
being adverse often by reason of hostility or malevolence
2 a : having the disposition of an enemy : HOSTILE b : reflecting or indicating hostility : UNFRIENDLY
psyche
the entirety of the non-physical aspects of a person
phono
to hear
tele
Greek prefix meaning "distant."
contiguous
being in actual contact : touching along a boundary or at a point
hedonism
the doctrine that pleasure or happiness is the sole or chief good in life
meliorism
the belief that the world tends to become better and that humans can aid its betterment
four ages
Golden, Silver, Brazen, and Iron.
anachronism
person or a thing that is chronologically out of place; especially : one from a former age that is incongruous in the present
hendiadys
the expression of an idea by the use of usually two independent words connected by and (as nice and warm) instead of the usual combination of independent word and its modifier (as nicely warm)
agon
ancient greek word meaning contest or challenge
philodendron
any of various aroid plants (as of the genus Philodendron) that are cultivated for their showy foliage
credence
mental acceptance as true or real
diplomat
A diplomat is someone involved in diplomacy;
cardia
heart action or location
junction orifice of the stomach and the esophagus