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Grammar Definitions: Advanced IX


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idyll
a lyric poem or passage that describes a kind of ideal life or place
image
a word or phrase representing that which can be seen, touched, tasted, smelled of felt, "imagery"
inductive reasoning
a method of reasoning in which a number of specific facts or examples are used to make a generalization
inference
a conclusion or proprsition arrived at by considering facts, observations, or some other specific data
invective
a direct verbal assault; a denunciation; casting blame on someone or something
irony
the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning
kenning
a device employed in Anglo–Saxon poetry in which the name of a thing is replaced by one of its functions or qualities, ex: "ring–giver" for king ...etc
lampoon
a mocking, satirical assault on a persin or situation
litotes
a form of understatement in which the negative of the contrary is used to achieve emphasis or intensity , "he is not a bad dancer"
loose sentence
a sentence that does not end with the completion of its main clause, but continues with one or more subordinate clauses or other modifiers, (see periodic sentence)
lyrical prose
personal, reflective prose that reveals the speaker's thoughts and feelings about the subject
malapropism
a confused use of words in which the appropriate word is replaced by one with a similar sound but inapproprite meaning
maxim
a saying or proverb expressing common wisdom or truth , (see adage and aphorism)
melodrama
a literary form in which events are exaggereated in order to create an extreme emotional response
metaphysical
a term describing poetry that uses elaborate conceits, expresses the complexities of love and life and is highly intellectual
Middle English
language spoken in England b/w 1150 AD – 1500 AD
mock epic
a parody of traditional epic form
mock solemnity
feigned or delberately artificial seriousness, often for satirical purposes
mode
the general from, pattern and manner of expression of a piece of discourse
montage
a quick succession of images or impressions used to express an idea
moral
a brief and often simplistic lesson that a reader may infer from a work of lit
motif
a phrase, idea, or event thet thru repetition serves to unify or convey a theme in an essay or other discourse
muse
(n) one of the ancient Greek goddesses presiding over the arts; imaginary source of inspiratin for artist or writer, (v) to reflect deeply; to ponder
myth
an imaginary story that has become an accepted part of the cultural or religious tradition of a group or society
narrative
a for of verse or porse (both fiction and nonfiction) that tells a story