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Grammar Definitions: Advanced X


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naturaliam
a term often used as a synonym for realism; also a view of experience that is generally characterized as bleak and pessimistic
non sequitur
a statement or idea that fails to follow logically from the one before
objective
(adj) of or relating to facts and reality, as opposed to private and personal feelings and attitudes, opposite to subjective
ode
a lyric poem usually marked by serious, respectful, and exhalted feelings toward the subject
Old English
the Anglo–Saxon language spoken from around 450 AD – 1150AD, in modern day Great Britian
omniscient narrator
a narrator with unlimited awareness, understanding, and insight of characters, setting, backgroud and all other elements to a story
parable
a story consisting of events from which a moral or spiritual truth may be derived
paradox
a statement that seems self–contradicory but is nevertheless true
parallel structure
the structure for expressing two or more grammatical elements of equal rank
parody
an imitation of a work meant to ridiclue its style and suject
pastoral
a work of lit dealing with rural life
pathetic fallacy
faulty reasoning that inappropriately ascribes human feelings to nature or non human objects
pathos
that element in nature that stimulates pity or sorrow
pendantic
narrowly academic instead of broad and humane; excessively petty and meticulous
periodic sentence
a sentence that departs from the usual word order of English sentences by expressing its main thought only at the end
persona
the role or fascade that a character assumes or depicts to a reader or other audience
plot
the interrelationship among the events of the story; the plot line is the patteren of events, including exposition, rising action, climax, falling action and resolution
point of view
the relation in which a narrator or speaker stands to a subject of discourse, 1st person internal POV, observer external POV
prose
any discourse that is not poetry
proverb
a short, pithy statement of a general truth, one that condenses common experiense into memorable form, see adage and maxim
pseudonym
a false name or alias used by writers
pulp fiction
novels written for mass consumption, often empasizing exciting and titillating plots
pun
a humorous play on words, using similar–sounding or identical words to suggest different meanings
realism
the dipiction of people, things and event as they really are without idealization or exaggeration for effect , (see naturalism)
rebuttal (or) refutation
the part of discourse wherein opposing arguments are anticipated and answered