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Cards (19)

Section 1

(19 cards)

blank verse

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verse without rhyme especially that which uses iambic pentameter

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Quest

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a long or arduous search for something

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Utopia

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modeled on or aiming for a state in which everything is perfect; idealistic

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Metaphor

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a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable

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Classical allusion

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a passing or casual reference; a incidental mention of something, either directly or by implication: the novel's title is an allusion to Shakespeare

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Rhymed couplet

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two lines of the same length that rhyme and complete on thought. There is no limit to the length of the lines. Rhyming words are words that sound the same when spoken, they don't necessarily have to spelt the same

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Dystopia

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an imagined place or state in which everything is unpleasant or bad, typically a totalitarian or environmtally degraded one

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soliloquy

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an act of speaking one's thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any hearers, especially by a character in a play

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Courtly Love

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highly conventionalized medieval tradition of love between a knight and a married noblewomen, first developed by the troubadours of Southern France and extensively employed in European literature of the time. The love of the knight for his lady was regarded as an ennobling passion and the relationship was typically unconsummated

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iambic pentameter

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a line of verse with five metrical feet, each consisting of one short (or unstressed) syllable followed by one long (or stressed) syllable, for example

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Satire

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the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues

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reversed sentence construction

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when the order of the words in a sentence are changed or put in the reverse order one would usually see them. For example: when the going gets tough, the tough gets going.

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Chivalry

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the medieval knightly system with its religious, moral, and social code

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Reversed word

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stressed/desserts are/era faced/decaf dog/God snub/buns wolf/flow mined/denim

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Personification

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the attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something nonhuman, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form

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Medieval Romance

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as a literary genre of high culture, romance, or chivalric romance is they type of prose and verse narrative that was popular in the aristocratic circles of high medieval and early modern europe

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Alliteration

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the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words

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Simile

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a figure of speech involving the comparison of on thing with another thing of a different kind, used to make a description more emphatic or vivd

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imagery

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visually descriptive or figurative language, especially in literary work

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