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A literary, musical, or artistic piece consisting wholly or chiefly of motifs or techniques borrowed from one or more sources. (Star Wars series)
Pertaining to the country or to life in the country; rural; rustic. (The Faithful Shepherdess)
The quality or power in an actual life experience or in literature, music, speech, or other forms of expression, of evoking a feeling of pity or compassion. (Romeo & Juliet)
The use of an unnecessarily long or roundabout form of expression; circumlocution. ("The big man upstairs hears your prayers.")
The narrator of or a character in a literary work, sometimes identified with the author. (In Homage to Sextus Propertius)
The attribution of a personal nature or character to inanimate objects or abstract notions, especially as a rhetorical figure. ("Wind yells while blowing")
The study of literary texts and of written records, the establishment of their authenticity and their original form, and the determination of their meaning. (The records of the ancient Chinese are ransacked for notices of astronomical or meteorological phenomena)
The basic distinctive units of speech sound by which morphemes, words, and sentences are represented. (Rip vs. Lip/ r and l)
A story or account of events, experiences, or the like, whether true or fictitious. (Sadness of Parting)
An ideal distribution of rewards and punishments such as is common in some poetry and fiction. (The "Inferno" portion of Dante's Divine Comedy)
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