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Section 1

(50 cards)

syntax

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sentence and phrase structure

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comedy of manners

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elevated, often satirical, piece of literature from Restoration Period

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allusion

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reference to well-known being or event

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paradox

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an apparent or seeming contradiction, that is somehow true- long style

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synecdoche

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giving the part for the whole

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concrete

Front

language that describes sensory images

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existentialism

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a form of literature where humans inadequate to explain complex world

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ambiguity

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purposeful multiple meanings as in pun and double entendre

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magical realism

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a form of literature that begins real, gets weird

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amphibrach

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unaccented, accented, unaccented, syllable

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comedy

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a story that starts bad, gets good, hero triumphs

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dramatic irony

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audience knows, character doesn't

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simile

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comparison using like or as

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metaphor

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comparison of two seemingly unlike things

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image

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sensory detail

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personification

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characteristics of humans given to non-humans

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understatement

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making big things seem small/saying less than you mean

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alliteration

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repetition of consonant sound in initial position

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ballad stanza

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abcb, alternating tetrameter and trimeter

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cacophony

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harsh sounds

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litotes

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affirmation from negative

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situational irony

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unexpected result

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colloquialism

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informal diction

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metonymy

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substitution of associated word for word itself

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metric feet

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iamb, trochee, anapest, dactyl, pyrrhic, spondee

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rhyme scheme

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end rhyme expressed alphabetically (ex. abbacdcd)

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point of view

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narrative perspective- 1st, 2nd, or 3rd person

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expressionism

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a form of literature that objectifies inner experience

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parallelism

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repetition of similar syntactical structure

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hyperbole

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exaggeration

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tragedy

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a story that starts good, gets bad, hero destroyed

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onomatopoeia

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word whose sound suggests meaning

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abstract

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language that represents emotions or experiences with no physical parallel

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anacoluthon

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breaking off a sentence...

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verbal irony

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say one thing, mean another

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assonance

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repetition of vowel sound

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oxymoron

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an apparent or seeming contradiction, that is somehow true- short style

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apostrophe

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addressing a person or entity not present

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symbol

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is what it is and something more

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diction

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word choice

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stanzas

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The division of lines in a poem. Some examples are couplet, quatrain, octave

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analogy

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extended comparison of similar things

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metric lines

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lines in a poem that can be divided into feet: eg. hexameter, pentameter

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naturalism

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extreme realism in literature

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archetype

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recurrent image that touches collective subconscious, appears in cultures around the world

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motif

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recurrent image, idea, or theme in a specific piece of literature

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antithesis

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balancing of contrasting ideas

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consonance

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repetition of consonant sound in any position

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polysyndeton

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stringing a sentence out with conjunctions

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euphony

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soft, pleasing sounds

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Section 2

(50 cards)

free verse

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poetry with no regular rhyme or rhythm

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epitaph

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memorial poem (on gravestone sometimes)

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Deus ex Machina

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contrived ending- ending where a supernatural force helps the hero

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descriptive essay

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single clear picture of person, place, thing or idea

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conflict

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interplay of oppssing forces

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epiphany

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sudden awareness

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satire

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improving human conditions through exaggeration, comedy

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farce

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crude, often obscene, work of literature

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topic sentence

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focus of paragraph

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Picaresque Novel

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The life story of a rascal or scoundrel

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allegory

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persons equated with meanings beyond the narrative

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blank verse

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unrhymed iambic pentameter

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persuasive essay

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presentation to convince reader

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Juvenalian Satire

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Angry ridicule

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novella

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Fictional narrative longer than a short story

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heroic couplet

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two rhymed lines in iambic pentameter- a complete thought

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lyric poetry

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short verse stressing emotional over story

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hook

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initial attention grabber

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historical criticism

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works are studies within historical context

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canto

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A division within a long poem- made up of multiple stanzas

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gender criticism

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feminist and gay criticism reflecting cultural framework

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tone

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author or speaker's attitude

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refrain

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repetition of line or phrase at regular intervals

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epigram

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witty poem or saying

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psychological criticism

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utilizes Freudian theories and psychoanalytic interpretations

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melodrama

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an excessive appeal to emotions

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atmosphere

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effect of physical environment

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bildungsroman

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novel about young person's maturation- Coming of Age

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literary criticism

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analyzes and comments on literature

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formalist criticism

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emphasizes the work as an independent creation utilizing personal response and close examination of the work.

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central idea

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core of a writer's assertion

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Myth

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traditional story explaining natural phenomena or cultural practice

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novel

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extended fictional narrative

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Horatian Satire

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gentle ridicule

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expository essay

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presentation of information, facts, ideas

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parody

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ridicule of a serious work by exaggerated imitation

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enjambment

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running over of a sentence from one line or stanza to another

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short story

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brief fictional narrative in prose

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complication

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plot reversals

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didactic literature

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a work on literature that seeks to instruct

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novelette

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fictional narrative longer than a short story

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Italian sonnet

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fourteen line poem with octave and sestet

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essay

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prose discussion of a limited topic

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thesis

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outline of writer's proofs

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deconstructive criticism

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opposite of formalist criticism; seeks to reveal author's social, cultural, or philosophical assumptions by close examination of the text

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epic poetry

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long story in verse

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narrative essay

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tells a story

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structure

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introduction, body and conclusion

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English sonnet

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fourteen line poem with three quatrains and a couplet

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comic relief

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lightens narrative

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Section 3

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in media res

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beginning in the middle of things

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omniscience

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narrator knows all about everyone

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denouement

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resolution, outcome replicating thought

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limited omniscience

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narrator knows all about one character

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doppelganger

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mysterious double of a character

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villanelle

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19 lines of rhymed poetry divided into 5 3-line stanzas (tercets0

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plot

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exposition, rising action, climax, falling action

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Romanticism Period of Literature

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18th and 19th century, imagination over reason

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Neoclassicism Period of Literature

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Restoration to 18th century, order and reason

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Connotation

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The meaning beyond the dictionary meaning

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foreshadowing

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hints at coming events

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flat character

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recognizable type; lacks complexity

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stream of consciousness

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thoughts and feelings recorded as they occur

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foil

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character's illuminator through contrast

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Truncation

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the omission of an unaccented syllable at eaiter end of a line

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antagonist

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person or force working against the protagonist

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protagonist

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character around which the action is centered

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theme

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central idea

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Figurative Language

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language that cannot be taken literally- metaphors, similes, symbols, etc.

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Renaissance Period of Literature

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14th through 17th century, rebirth of humanism

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Denotation

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The Dictionary definition of a word

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dramatic perspective/objective

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narrator presents just the facts

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antihero

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an ordinary, modern man/woman groping through life

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caesura

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pauses within a line

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confidant

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protagonists's intimate

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Round character

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complex, multi=faceted, not predictable

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Realism Period of Literture

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Verisimilitude- truth

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flashback

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device to supply background

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