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Essential Lit Terms Pa

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Pub. Date:
11/17/2006
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Summary

This brief, friendly guide provides beginning readers of literature with a source for clear, concise definitions of 125 key literary terms--from allusion, epigram, and irony to paradox and personification to simile, tetrameter, and tone. Designed for ease of reference, the entries in Essential Literary Terms carefully define each term, provide examples from classic and contemporary literature, and reinforce understanding with critical-analysis exercises. For readers who want to take conversations about literature to a deeper level, Essential Literary Terms gives them the tools and vocabulary to grow beyond a superficial "I like it/ I don't" response and to begin to divine the art behind the work.

Table of Contents

PREFACE XIII
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS XVII
Literary Forms 1(31)
DRAMA
1(7)
Comedy
3(2)
High and low comedy
3(1)
Farce
3(1)
Romantic comedy
4(1)
Comedy of manners
4(1)
Stock characters
4(1)
Tragedy
4(1)
Classical tragedy
4(1)
Senecan tragedy
4(1)
Revenge tragedy
4(1)
Domestic tragedy
5(1)
Tragicomedy
5(1)
Theater of the Absurd
6(1)
Periods of Drama
7(1)
Ancient Greek
7(1)
Roman
7(1)
English medieval
7(1)
Morality plays
7(1)
Mystery plays
7(1)
Elizabethan and Jacobean
7(1)
Restoration and Eighteenth Century
7(1)
Modern
7(1)
FICTION
8(5)
Novel
8(5)
Novel of incident
9(1)
Novel of character
9(1)
Realistic novel
9(1)
Romance
9(1)
Bildungsroman
10(1)
Historical novel
10(1)
Epistolary novel
10(1)
Antinovel
10(1)
Metafiction
10(1)
Short Story
11(1)
Novella
12(1)
POETRY
13(2)
Verse
13(1)
Epic Poetry
13(1)
Dramatic Poetry
14(1)
Lyric Poetry
14(1)
SPECIALIZED FORMS
15(17)
Dramatic Monologue
15(4)
EXERCISE: DRAMATIC MONOLOGUE
16(3)
Epigram
19(2)
Aphorism
20(1)
EXERCISE: EPIGRAM
20(1)
Satire
21(11)
Direct (formal) satire
21(1)
Indirect satire
22(1)
Horatian satire
22(1)
Juvenalian satire
22(11)
EXERCISE: SATIRE
24(8)
Figurative Language 32(36)
FIGURES OF THOUGHT (TROPES)
32(22)
Simile
32(1)
Metaphor
33(6)
Tenor
33(1)
Vehicle
33(1)
Mixed metaphor
34(1)
Extended metaphor
35(1)
Subtext
36(3)
EXERCISES: SIMILES AND METAPHORS
36(3)
Personification
39(1)
Allegory
39(1)
Pathetic fallacy
40(1)
Synecdoche
41(1)
Metonymy
41(3)
EXERCISE: PERSONIFICATION, PATHETIC FALLACY, SYNECDOCHE, AND METONYMY
42(2)
Irony
44(10)
Verbal irony
44(1)
Sarcasm
44(1)
Structural irony
45(1)
Unreliable narrator
45(1)
Dramatic irony
46(1)
Tragic irony
46(1)
Cosmic irony
46(13)
EXERCISES: IRONY
47(7)
TROPES DEPENDENT ON CONTRASTING LEVELS OF MEANING
54(8)
Hyperbole
54(1)
Understatement
55(1)
Paradox
56(1)
Oxymoron
57(1)
Litotes
57(1)
Periphrasis
58(1)
Pun
59(3)
Equivoque
60(2)
EXERCISE: TROPES DEPENDENT ON CONTRASTING LEVELS OF MEANING
60(2)
FIGURES OF SPEECH (SCHEMES)
62(6)
Apostrophe
62(1)
Invocation
63(1)
Rhetorical Question
63(1)
Anaphora
64(1)
Antithesis
64(1)
Chiasmus
65(3)
EXERCISE: FIGURES OF SPEECH (SCHEMES)
66(2)
Rhetorical Strategies 68(44)
Diction
68(6)
Formal vs. colloquial language
68(2)
Abstract vs. concrete language
70(2)
Poetic diction
72(2)
Allusion
74(2)
Analogy
76(7)
EXERCISES: ALLUSION, ANALOGY, AND DICTION
78(5)
Imagery
83(3)
Symbolism
86(3)
Atmosphere
89(9)
EXERCISES: IMAGERY, SYMBOLISM, AND ATMOSPHERE
92(6)
Repetition
98(1)
Selection and Order of Details
99(3)
Epiphany
102(10)
EXERCISES: REPETITION, SELECTION AND ORDER OF DETAILS, AND EPIPHANY
104(8)
Narration 112(55)
VOICE
112(1)
Narrator
112(1)
POINT OF VIEW
113(12)
First-Person
113(1)
Third-Person
114(6)
Third-person omniscient
114(4)
Intrusive narrator
115(1)
Objective narrator
116(1)
Narrator in drama
117(1)
Third-person limited
118(11)
Stream of consciousness
118(2)
Second-person
120(5)
EXERCISE: POINT OF VIEW
122(3)
CHARACTERIZATION
125(4)
Flat Characters vs. Round Characters
126(1)
Showing vs. Telling
127(2)
EXERCISES: CHARACTERIZATION
127(2)
ROLES IN THE PLOT
129(3)
Protagonist
129(1)
Hero, heroine
129(1)
Antagonist
130(1)
Villain
130(1)
Foil
131(1)
EXERCISES: ROLES
132(1)
DIALOGUE
132(18)
Verisimilitude
137(1)
Speech headings
137(1)
Stage directions
137(2)
Direct and indirect discourse
139(1)
Repartee
140(1)
Soliloquy
141(2)
Aside
143(13)
EXERCISE: DIALOGUE
144(6)
SETTING
150(4)
EXERCISES: SETTING
152(2)
THEME
154(2)
TONE
156(11)
Pathos
161(6)
EXERCISES: THEME AND TONE
162(5)
Structure 167(17)
In Medias Res
167(3)
Exposition
168(8)
Flashback
168(2)
Narrative Pace
170(2)
Parenthetical Observation
172(2)
Subplot
174(2)
Shift in Style
176(8)
EXERCISES: STRUCTURE
178(6)
Syntax 184(14)
Independent clause
184(1)
Dependent clause
184(1)
Subject
184(1)
Simple subject
184(1)
Complete subject
184(1)
Predicate
184(1)
Simple predicate
184(1)
Complete predicate
184(1)
Direct object
184(1)
Indirect object
185(1)
Appositive
185(1)
Sentence Fragments
185(1)
Kinds of Sentences
186(1)
Simple sentence
186(1)
Compound sentence
186(1)
Coordinating conjunction
186(1)
Complex sentence
186(1)
Subordinate clause
186(1)
Means of Linkage
186(3)
Coordination
186(1)
Subordination
187(1)
Parallelism
188(1)
Syntactical Order
189(2)
Loose sentence (cumulative sentence)
189(1)
Periodic sentence
190(1)
Inversion
190(1)
Sentence Variety
191(7)
EXERCISES: SYNTAX
194(4)
Prosody 198(28)
METER
198(12)
Quantitative meter
198(1)
Syllabic meter
198(1)
Stress
198(1)
Accentual meter
198(1)
Accentual-syllabic meter
198(1)
Foot
199(1)
Metrical Feet
199(1)
Iamb
199(1)
Anapest
200(1)
Trochee
200(1)
Dactyl
200(1)
Number of Feet in a Line
200(1)
Monometer
200(1)
Dimeter
200(1)
Trimeter
201(1)
Tetrameter
201(1)
Pentameter
201(1)
Hexameter
201(1)
Heptameter
201(1)
Naming the Meter
201(1)
Iambic pentameter
201(1)
Trochaic trimeter
202(1)
Dactylic tetrameter
202(1)
Common Substitutions
202(2)
Spondee
202(1)
Catalexis
203(1)
Masculine and feminine endings
203(1)
Pauses within and between Lines of Verse
204(1)
End-stopped lines
204(1)
Enjambed lines
204(1)
Caesura
205(1)
Scansion
205(5)
EXERCISES: METER
207(3)
RHYME
210(7)
End Rhyme
211(1)
Double rhyme
211(1)
Triple rhyme
211(1)
Masculine rhyme
211(1)
Feminine rhyme
211(1)
Internal Rhyme
211(1)
Rhyme Scheme
212(1)
Perfect and Imperfect Rhyme
213(4)
Eye rhyme
213(1)
Half-rhyme (off-rhyme, slant rhyme, imperfect rhyme)
213(4)
EXERCISE: RHYME
215(2)
SOUND AND SOUND PATTERNS
217(9)
Alliteration
217(2)
Internal alliteration
218(1)
Consonance
219(1)
Assonance
220(1)
Onomatopoeia
221(5)
EXERCISES: SOUND AND SOUND PATTERNS
223(3)
Poetic Forms 226(21)
STANZAS
226(21)
Couplet
226(2)
Heroic couplet
226(1)
Closed couplet
226(1)
Open couplet
227(1)
Tercet (Triplet)
228(1)
Terza rima
228(1)
Quatrain
229(1)
In Memoriam stanza
229(1)
Ballad meter (common meter)
229(1)
Refrain
230(1)
Sonnet
231(3)
Italian (Petrarchan)
231(1)
English (Shakespearean)
231(2)
Volta (turn)
231(2)
Sonnet sequence
233(1)
Curtal sonnet
234(1)
Blank Verse
234(5)
In poetry
234(2)
In drama
236(3)
Free Verse (Open Form Verse)
239(8)
EXERCISES: POETIC FORMS
242(5)
Appendix: MLA Style 247(28)
MLA In-Text Documentation
249(5)
Notes
254(1)
MLA List of Works Cited
254(14)
Sample Research Paper, MLA Style
268(7)
PERMISSIONS ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 275(2)
INDEX OF TERMS 277


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