Flashcards in Vocabulary Deck (37)
Trading sounds. "Shoving leopard"
Stream of consciousness
The representation of perceptions/impressions, stimuli ,and fragments of random/disconnected thoughts.
Sturm und Drang
Works containing rousing action and high emotionalism, often dealing with the individual's revolt against society. (1700's)
An adjective used to characterize a person. "Bravely bold Sir Robin"
The substitution of an inoffensive term for one considered offensively explicit. "Passed away" traded for "died".
Overkill of conjunctions. "He ran and jumped and laughed for joy"
A new word formed by joining two others and combining their meanings. "Brunch."
A dramatic literary commentary or description of any work of art.
An ambition and effort to equal, excel, or surpass another.
SEMANTIC use of one word to conduct two: "He took his hat and his leave"
GRAMATICAL use of one word to conduct two: "I finally told him I was losing weight, my grip, and possibly my mind"
A roundabout description of something. "Talk to the big man upstairs" instead of "pray"
A long and frequently involved sentence, only concluded by the last word. "The proper place in the sentence for the word or group of words that the writer desires to make the most prominent is usually the end."
Three 8-line stanzas, each with a consistent meter and a particular rhyme scheme. "ababbcbC ababbcbC ababbcbC bcbC"
Author presents the psychological, moral, and social shaping of the personality of a character. ie. Kite Runner
The goddess of divine retribution or death against those who had extreme pride. Also, this means "a rival or opponent who cannot be overcome"
The fallacy of attributing human feelings to inanimate objects: "The friendly sun, the angry wind, the sorrowful clouds, the cheerful flowers"
Works characterized by a taste for the medieval or morbidly attractive. ie Horror, supernatural, gloom, violence.
Yoda speech in addition to where language takes a sudden turn: "Sorry I be but go you must"
Break/pause in poetry, usually marked by punctuation.
Reversed order of words in parallel expressions. "I love you, you love me"
A character is duplicated into distinct, opposite personalities. Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. This indicates a growing awareness among authors that the "self" is really a composite of many "selves."
An error in chronology: placing a person or event or language in the wrong period.
Usual elements of literature are disregarded to stress lack of logic in nature. Ie the Metamorphosis.
Contrary ideas expressed in a balanced sentence. "To err is human, to forgive, divine."
A brief statement or observation of a doctrine, truth, or sentiment. "Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and..."
A sudden drop from a dignified or important idea to a trivial one. A disappointing contrast.
Attempts to apply scientific principles of detachment to its study of human beings. Implies a philosophical position.
A theory of the poet John Keats describing the capacity for accepting uncertainty and the unresolved.