english midterm vocab

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  1. Verisimiltude
    ith the meaning ˝of being true or real˝ is a likeness or resemblance of the truth,
  2. Utopia
    ideally perfect state; especially in its social and political and moral aspects
  3. Dystopia
    state in which the conditions of life are extremely bad as from deprivation or oppression or terror
  4. Irony
    a situation where the something is said but the reader can see a different meaning
  5. metaphor
    a direct comparison of two unlike things without using like or as
  6. simile
    a direct comparison of two unlike things using like or as
  7. imagery
    work pictures
  8. Tone
    The author’s attitude , stated or implied toward the subject
  9. Mood
    The climate of feeling in literary work
  10. Tragedy
    • Drama typically that of a great
    • persondestined through a flaw of character or
    • conflict with someoverpowering
    • force,
  11. Tragic Hero
    • a literary character whos fatal flaw brings about
    • their downfall
  12. Deus ex machina
    an illogical or made up ending
  13. Mimesis
    imitation
  14. Catharsis
    he purging of the emotions
  15. Hamartia
    tragic flaw
  16. Denoument
    the final resolution or falling off a action
  17. Soliloquy
    a character relates his or her thoughts and feelings to him/herself and to the audience without addressing any of the other characters.
  18. Characterization
    the process of conveying information about characters in narrative or dramatic works of art or everyday conversation
  19. Climax
    turning point of a narrative work is its point of highest tension or drama or when the action starts in which the solution is given.
  20. Complication
    a condition, event, etc., that is complex or confused or the act/ process of complicating

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