English Vocab

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English Vocab
2011-05-25 22:56:12
English Vocab set

English Vocab set 16
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  1. Quest
    An adventurous expedition undertaken by a knight or knights to secure or achieve something. (The Hobbit)
  2. Realism
    Interest in or concern for the actual or real, as distinguished from the abstract, speculative, etc. (The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn)
  3. Rhetoric
    The undue use of exaggeration or display; bombast. (Alliteration)
  4. Romanticism
    The Romantic style or movement in literature and art, or adherence to its principles. (William Blake)
  5. Sarcasm
    Harsh or bitter derision or irony. (Critical commentary on The Shepheardes Calender)
  6. Satire
    A literary composition, in verse or prose, in which human folly and vice are held up to scorn, derision, or ridicule. (The Satire of the Trades)
  7. Semantics
    The meaning, or an interpretation of the meaning, of a word, sign, sentence. (Middle English "deer"="wild animal")
  8. Senecan Tragedy
    A body of ten 1st century (A. D.) dramas, of which eight were written by the Roman Stoic philosopher. (Gorboduc)
  9. Setting
    The surroundings or environment of anything. (5:00 a.m., England)
  10. Sibilance
    Relating to or denoting the consonants (s, z, //, //), all pronounced with a characteristic hissing sound. (The silken sad uncertain rustling)