English 9

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English 9
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  1. Point of View
    The position of the narrator in relation to the story, as indicated by the narrator's outlook from which the events are depicted and by the attitude toward the characters. (First person)
  2. Polyphonic
    Consisting of many voices or sounds. (A bar from J.S. Bach's "Fugue No.17 in A flat")
  3. Portmanteau Word
    Blend (slithy)
  4. Positivism
    The state or quality of being positive; definiteness; assurance. (Schlick's "Positivism and Realism")
  5. Postmodern
    Extremely modern; cutting-edge (William Burroughs works)
  6. Primitivism
    A recurrent theory or belief, as in philosophy or art, that the qualities of primitive or chronologically early cultures are superior to those of contemporary civilization. (Igor Stravinsky)
  7. Prolepsis
    The use of a descriptive word in anticipation of its becoming applicable. (prophecy)
  8. Prologue
    A preliminary discourse; a preface or introductory part of a discourse, poem, or novel. (Samuel Goldwyn's The Best Years of Our Lives)
  9. Protagonist
    The leading character, hero, or heroine of a drama or other literary work. (Hamlet)
  10. Pun
    The humorous use of a word or phrase so as to emphasize or suggest its different meanings or applications, or the use of words that are alike or nearly alike in sound but different in meaning; a play on words. (My rechargeable batteries are revolting)

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