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Ger vocab- Lit1

German vocab- Literature and criticism

form, structure, composition der Aufbau
composition die Komposition
overall structure die Gesamtkomposition
(sub)title der (Unter)titel
act/scene der Akt/die Szene
main/subsidiary character der Haupt/Nebenfigur
speech die Rede
verse/line die Strophe/die Zeile
(sub)plot die (Neben)Handlung
it is set in es spielt in
setting der Schauplatz
style der Stil
dry, uninspiring trocken
lifeless/vibrant, colourful farblos/farbig
rich in imagery bilderreich
lucid, perspicuous, limpid klar
lively lebendig, schwungvoll
pedestrian, lacklustre schwunglos
wordy wortreich
flowery blumig
monotonous eintönig
wordy, long-winded langatmig
contrast der Gegensatz
circumlocution die Umschreibung
allusion die Anspielung
sound symbolism die Lautsymbolik
concrete symbol die Dingsymbolik
exaggeration die Übertreibung
nominal/verbal style der Nominal/Verbalstil
elevated, refined gehoben
sober, matter-of-fact nüchtern
clear, vivid, graphic anschaulich
terse, concise knapp
concise, precise präzis
forceful eindringlich
wooden hölzern, papieren
clumsy schwerfällig, holprig
trite banal
disjointed unzusammenhängend, zusammenhanglos
far-fetched weit hergeholt, an den Haaren herbeigezogen
bombastic bombastisch
bombastic, fustian, pompous schwülstig
onomatopoeia die Klang-, Lautmalerei
onomatopoeic lautmalend
rhetoric die Rhetorik
oratory die Redekunst
rhetorical rhetorisch
empty, trite, cliche-ridden phrasenhaft
official language, officialese, jargon die Amtssprache
simile der Vergleich
metaphor der Metapher
interminable sentence der Bandwurmsatz
involved sentence der Schachtelsatz
main clause with a chain of subordinate clauses der Kettensatz
to touch upon sth etw kurz berühren/etw. antippen
to emphasise sth etw hervorheben
Created by: Crantz on 2010-04-12

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