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25 Cards in this Set

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opening a story in the middle of the action and then filling the previous action with flashbacks
in media res
form of logical reasoning which examines evidence before drawing a conclusion
inductive reasoning
technique for presenting the stream of conscious of a character.
Recording the internal emotional experience of the character
Interior monologue
rhyme that occurs within a line of poetry
internal rhyme
in satirical writing, the use of denunciatory, angry, or insulting language
reversing the normal subject-verb-complement order seen in a sentence
Poets use it for rhyme patterns
Prose writers use it for emphasis
inverted order
an address to a deity for aide
used in epics
form of expression in which the meaning intended is different form what is expected
formal satire in which the speaker attacks vice and error with contempt and indgnation
Juvenalian satire
placing two person, places, or things next to each other to create an effect
figurative phrase used in Old Germanic languages as a synonym for a simple noun
Usually picturesque metaphorical compounds
form of apprenticeship novel in which the protagonist is an artist struggling from childhood to maturity toward an understanding of his creative mission
violent and scurrilous satirical attack against a person or institution
narrative of tradition handed down from the past
distinguished from a myth by having more historical truth and less supernatural
recurrent repetition of some word, phrase, situation, or idea as a way to unify a work through its power to recall earlier occurrences
type of poetry meant to entertain or amuse
light verse
form of light verse, containing five lines and a prescribed rhyme scheme
chiefly concerned with manners and morals
form of understatement in which the negative of the opposite is used to achieve emphasis and intensity
writing that exploits the speech, dress, and habits of thought to a certain region, primarily for the portrayal of life of a geographical setting
Local color
sentence grammatically complete before its end
opposite of periodic sentence
loose sentence
subjective, reflective poetry with regular rhyme scheme and meter that reveals the poet's thoughts and feelings to create a single, unique impression
inappropriateness of speech resulting from the use of one word for another that resembles it
line of verse that ends on a stressed syllable
masculine ending
rhyme that falls on the stressed, concluding syllables of the rhyme words
masculine rhyming
an elaborate dramatic spectacle involving masked actors, lavish costumes, and music