rhetorical figure of repitition in which a word or phrase appears at the end of one clause, sentence or stanza, an at the beginning of the next thus linkning the two units ex: "love's fire beats water, water cools not love."
greek word for "recognition" or "discovery" denotes turning point in a drama at which a character recognizes the true state of affairs. used by aristotle in poetics. ex: oedipus' recognition that he killed his own father Lauis, amrried his mother Jacasta and brought a plague upon thebes.
german for "anxiety" or "dread" used by philosophers of existentialism to denote a state of anguish that we feel as we are confronted by the burden of our freedom and the accompayning responsibility to impose values and meanings on an absurd universe
figure of speach which replaces a proper name with an epithet (substitute) ex: the bard for shakespeare and his holiness for the pope
figure of speech in which a single word is used in a sense directly opposite to its usual meaning ex: naming giant "tiny"
an insight. french for "glimpse" used to refer to a writer's formulation or discovery of truth, outline or summary of a story or argument
figure of speech in which a speaker deliberates or purports to be in doubt about a question ex: hamlet's "to be or not to be" soliloquy is an extended example
short speech or remark spoken by a character in a drama directed either to the audience or to another character wihch is supposed to be inaudible to other characters on the stage
repetition of identitical or similar vowel sounds in a line or lines of poetry
mood; the air (calm, sinister, oppressive) breather by the readedr as he enters into the world of a literary work also called mood but not tone
adj; lacking social grace or sensitivity, crude, awkward
noun; person skilled in relating stories an anecdotes interestingly
adj; tending to argument or strife, quarrlesome, causing argument
noun; a prolonged outburst of bitter, outspoken denunciation, a long vehment speech
adj; pertaining to shepherds or and idyllic rural life
adj; not typical, not conforming to the type, irregular, abnormal