English 10 literature vocabulary14 cards

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Epic

An extended narrative poem that celebrates the deeds of a legendary figure

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Legendary hero

A larger than life character whose accomplishments reflect a peoples way of life

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Exemplum

A breif story with an anecdote

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Characterization

The technique to create a personality for a character

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Direct characterization

Stated right out

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Indirect characterization

Suggested through details or by statemants

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Social commentary

The writing that offers insight into a society

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Shakespearean sonnet

14 lined peom; abab cdcd efef gg

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Quartrains

Four line stanzas

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Couplet

A statement the resolves the sonnets problem

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Elizabethan drama

Playwrites began to write about sophisticated things other than religion

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Tragedy

Plays in which disater befalls a hero

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Soliloquy

A long speech a charater makes when they are alone

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Tragic flaw

A weakness that is caught up in evnts that leads to his downfall