Flashcards in Unit 5 Terms Deck (38)
A reverence for tradition as a source of authority or values in religion, morality, or art.
The philosophical view that all knowledge originates in sensory experience. (John Locke's philosophy that human beings know only what they see, hear, feel, taste, or smell and what they can conclude from reflecting on their sensory experience.)
Corrective ridicule in literature, or a work that is designed to correct an evil by means of ridicule. Not to be confused with verbal irony or sarcasm. It's purpose is to upbraid and to warn.
A cultural attraction to the art and thought of Ancient Greece and Rome. Beginning in 16th century Italy as a result of the study or classical literature.
A reaction against the cultural climate and values of neoclassicism. It insisted on the greater importance of 1) individualism, 2) imagination, 3) nature, 4) the distant.
The attempt in fiction to create an illusion of actuality by the use of seemingly random detail or by the inclusion of the ordinarily or unpleasant in life.
A long, stylized narrative poem celebrating the deeds of a national or ethnic hero.
A short, highly compressed poem making a wise or humorous observation and ending with a witty twist
A standard type or category of literature
Drama that ends unhappily
Drama that ends happily
A witty and often licentious satirical comedy popular during the reign of Charles II
Comedy of manners
Highly emotionalized and moralized comedy designed to arouse benevolent feelings
Highly emotionalized and moralized tragedy designed to arouse benevolent feelings
An 18th century r action against neoclassicism that anticipated romanticism. In subject matter writers favored the quality picturesque or the pitiful, aiming to arouse human feelings through scene of contentment of pathos.
The belief that human reason rather than revelation or authority is the source of all knowledge and the only valid basis for action.
A long highly stylized lyric poem written in a complex stanza in a serious theme and often for a specific occasion.
As pair of rhymed lines written in iambic pentameter
A poetic foot consisting of two syllables, the second of which is accented - it repeats in a line of poetry 5 times
An invented prose narrative. Whether it is allegorical or not may serve the purpose of truth and virtue.
The official poet of a nation or region
Poetry written to enhance or make memorable a particular occasion, normally public and contemporary.
A story with a literal and an implied level of meaning. The implied level of meaning may suggest actual persons, places, events and situations or a set of ideas.
Artificially selected and refined language once considered essential to poetic expression
The inclusion of minute, or even superfluous, details to create an allusion of actuality.
A special form of satire that mocks its subject by incongruous imitation either of its style or content or by incongruous representation in terms of high seriousness.
A minor neoclassical poetic genre in which a poem, usually of high moral seriousness takes the form of an address to a friend.
Instruction in literature
The regular recurrence of accented syllables in a line of poetry.