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Monday, February 4, 2013

lit terms 51-80

Gothic Tale- a style in literature characterized by gloomy settings, violent or grotesque action, and a mood of decay
Hyperbole- an exaggerated statement often used as a figure of speech or to prove a point
Imagery- figures of speech or vivid descriptions conveying images through any of the senses
Implication- a meaning or understanding that's to be arrive at by the reader but that is not fully and explicitly stated by the author
Incongruity- The deliberate joining of opposite or of elements that aren't appropriate to each other
Inference- a judgement or conclusion based on evidence presented; the forming of an opinion which possesses some degree of probability according to facts already available
Irony- a contrast between what's said and what's meant or what's expected to happen and what actually happens or what's thought to be happening and what's actually happening
Interior Monologue- a form of writing that represents inner thoughts of a character, recording of internal, emotional experiences of an individual
Inversion- words out of order for emphasis
Juxtaposition- the intentional placement of a word, phrase or sentences of paragraph to contrast with another
Lyric- a poem having musical form and quality; short outburst of the author's innermost thoughts and feelings
Magical Realism- a genre developed in Latin American which juxtaposes the everyday with the magical
Metaphor- an analogy that compares two different things imaginatively
Extended- a metaphor that's extended or developed as far as the writer wants to take it
Controlling- a metaphor that runs throughout the piece of work
Mixed- a metaphor that ineffectively blends two or more analogies
Metonymy- literally name changing a device of figurative language in which the name of an attribute is substituted for the usual name of a thing
Mode of Discourse- argument, narration, description, and exposition
Modernism- literary movement characterized by stylistic experimentation, rejection of tradition, interest in symbolism and psychology
Monologue- an extended speech by a character in a play, short story, novel or narrative poem
Mood- the predominating atmosphere evoke by a literary piece
Motif- a recurring feature in a piece of literature

1 comment:

  1. Hey there! Try remixing or doing something with the vocab to help you. Just a heads up, virtual TA's are now online and checking on your blogs on a regular. Best of luck!