Literature 3

  1. an implied comparison in which one thing is described in terms of another
  2. Lyricists interested in the things of the mind, the soul, and eternity. These poets used rich imagery and elaborate conceits to express devotional themes and the complexity and contradiction of life
    Metaphysical Poets
  3. the measured rhythm of a poem.
  4. a meter in which the first and third lines contain eight syllables and the second and fourth lines contain six syllables
    Common meter
  5. a four-line stanza with each line containing eight syllables
    long meter
  6. a meter in which the first, second, and fourth lines have six syllables and the third line has eight syllables
    short meter
  7. substituting a word or phrase for another term closely related with it.
  8. The traditional moral values of the middle class based on Christian principles; often used by liberals as a derogatory term
    Middle-class Morality
  9. A medieval play founded on the legend of a saint or on a miracle performed by a saint.
    miracle play
  10. A dramatic allegory in which the vices and virtues waged for the possession of the human soul. The morality play became popular toward the end of the fourteenth century.
    morality play
  11. A medieval play based on biblical history and scriptural themes. The mystery plays were first performed as part of the church services, but later they were performed outside in the town's  streets or in another open space of the town or village
    mystery play
  12. A European movement characterized by an interest in and imitation of classical works and styles, emphasizing conformity to fixed literary standards, proper patterns of outward social conduct, formality, restraint, polish, and elegance.
  13. A type of extended prose fiction. Means "new", and it is a form developed in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It has characters, a plot, a theme, and a setting
  14. The original mystery and horror story setting the Middle Ages in a castle with dark rooms, squeaking doors, mysterious stairways, underground passages, and trapdoors-all used to create an uncanny atmosphere.
    gothic novel
  15. Sought to show the spirit of a past age or to recreate a person or series of events of the past; introduced by Sir Walter Scott
    Historical Novel
  16. Dealt with social customs and manners of a particular time and place; perfected by Jane Austen
    novel of manners
  17. Works out through characters and incidents some central problem dealing with a special social, political, economic, or moral issue or problem and often strongly advocates a specific solution.
    Novel of Purpose/ Problem Novel
  18. Novel dealing with the motives of characters as well as the problems they are faced with.
    Psychological Novel
  19. An eight-line stanza often used to emphasize the first eight lines of an Italian sonnet.
  20. One of the most formal and most complex types of lyrical poetry. It has a fixed purpose and deals with one dignified theme. It may be written according to a variety of forms
  21. Using words which sound like what they mean.
  22. A movement within the Anglican Church led by John Henry Newman from 1833 to 1845 which sought to return to the rituals and practices of the Roman Catholic Church
    Oxford Movement
  23. A movable stage, platform, or scaffold upon which medieval dramas were performed. Often these movable stages were also called pageant wagons.
  24. the false idea that the spirit of God dwells in nature and that to commune with nature is to commune with God
  25. A truth expressed in the form of an apparent contradiction
  26. The repetition of ideas in slightly differing form; the construction of two or more thoughts in the same pattern
  27. a retelling of a work in one's own words. A paraphrase of poetry is usually a line-by-line translation of poetry into prose
  28. A classical love song dealing with shepherd and rustic life, often presenting an idealized concept of rural life.
  29. A comparison in which human qualities are given to an inanimate object or animal
  30. The arrangement of events in a story or play; the sequence of related actions
  31. Language that is reserved for poetry only
    Poetic Diction
  32. A court poet or official state poet.
    Poet laureate
  33. the method of presenting the reader with the material of the story; the perspective from with the story is told
    point of view
  34. The author tells the story from the viewpoint of one character, using either first or third person
    limited point of view
  35. The author presents the characters in action with no comment, allowing the reader the come to his own conclusions about them
    objective point of view
  36. an all-knowing author is the narrator who comments freely on the actions and characters as he is able to delve into the minds of all characters and tell what they think or feel
    omniscient point of view
  37. A group of poets in the second holf of the eighteenth century who turned away from the formality of Alexander Pope and began writing poetry characterized by warmth of expression, a sense of mystery, a delight in wonder, a love for nature, an interest in the past, and a concern for simple country folk. These poets included William Cowper, Thomas Gray, Oliver Goldsmith, William Blake, and Robert Burns.
  38. A hero who is usually in conflict with an opponent called the antagonist
  39. a group of four lines or a four-line stanza pattern used in poetry.
  40. a phrase or sentence which is repeated at intervals, usually at the end of a stanza
  41. The restoration of the Stuart monarchy to the throne with the return of Charles II from France in 1660; the literary period of the later part of the century of which the leading figure was John Dryden. Much of the literature of the Restoration Age reflects a reaction against Puritanism
  42. the similarity of sound between two words
  43. Sound similarities that occur between words but which are not true rhymes
    Approximate Rhyme
  44. The repetition of the accented vowel sound and all succeeding sounds in words which come at the end of lines of poetry
    end rhyme
  45. Rhyme involving two or more syllables
    Feminine Rhyme
  46. Rhyme that occurs within the line
    Internal Rhyme
  47. rhyme involving only one syllable
    Masculine Rhyme
  48. The regular recurrence of sounds
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Literature 3
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