Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Lit. Terms 82-103

Lit Terms:82-103
  • Omniscient Point of View- knowing all things, usually the third person
  • Onomatopoeia- whose of a word whose sound in some degree imitates or suggests its meaning
  • Oxymoron- a figure of speech in which two contradicting words or phrases are combined to produce a rhetorical effect by means of a concise paradox
  • Pacing- rate of movement; tempo
  • Parable- a story designed to convey some religious principle, moral lesson, or general truth
  • Paradox- a statement apparently self-contradictory or absurd but really containing a possible truth; an opinion contrary to generally accepted ideas
  • Parallelism- the principle in sentence structure that states elements of equal function should have equal form
  • Parody- an imitation of mimicking of a composition or of the style of a well-known artist
  • Pathos- the ability in literature to call forth feelings of pity, compassion, and/or sadness
  • Pedantry- a display of learning for its own sake
  • Personification- a figure of speech attributing human qualities to inanimate objects or abstract ideas
  • Plot- a plan or scheme to accomplish a purpose
  • Poignant- eliciting sorrow or sentiment
  • Point of View- the attitude unifying any oral or written argument; in description, the physical point from which the observer views what he is describing
  • Postmodernism- literature characterized by experimentation, irony, nontraditional forms, multiple meanings, playfulness and a blurred boundary between real and imaginary
  • Prose- the ordinary form of spoken and written language; language that doesn't have a regular rhyme pattern
  • Protagonist- the central character in a work of fiction; opposes antagonist
  • Pun- play on words; the humorous use of a word emphasizing different meanings or applications
  • Purpose- the intended result wished by an author
  • Realism- writing about the ordinary aspects of life in a straightforward manner to reflect life as it actually is
  • Refrain- a phrase or verse recurring at intervals in a poem or song; chorus
  • Requiem- any chant, dirge, hymn or musical service for the dead
  • Resolution- point in a literary work at which the chief dramatic complication is worked out
  • Restatement- idea repeated for emphasis
  • Rhetoric-  use of language, both written and verbal in order to persuade
  • Rhetorical Question- question suggesting its own answer or not requiring an answer; used in argument or persuasion
  • Rising Action- plot build up, caused by conflict and complication, advancement towards climax

1 comment:

  1. Hey, great job on the literary terms! I look forward to seeing more from you.