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Tapestry of Grace

Literature vocabulary for Tapestry of Grace

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Prose Language which is relatively uncompressed, does not follow any metrical rules, and is measured in the basic units of sentences and paragraphs.
Novel A fictional story that is long, written in prose, and uses special techniques, of which the most essential is its tendency to give a detailed revelation of the beliefs, feelings, thoughts, and affairs of human beings in everyday life.
Allegory A story, poem, or play in the allegorical mode.
Apology An author's explanation and justification for the ideas expressed in a literary work, or for the form through which he expresses them, usually written in a preface to that work.
Conceit 1)Any literary device or means of expressing an idea 2) A complex or extended metaphor figure.
Dark Conceit A term invented by Edmund Spenser to describe the literary device of allegory, whereby an invisible reality is figuratively expressed through a concrete story.
Descriptive Style The characteristic manner in which a storyteller describes everything in a given story, including characters, objects, ideas, and places.
Sentence Structure the characteristic length of sentences, the way they are usually constructed, and the characteristic elements included in them, in the style of a given author.
Style The unique rhythm, techniques, and qualities that characterize a particular author's craftsmanship.
Symbolic character A character who, in addition to his role in the story, stands for another idea or meaning outside the story.
Symbolic Event In a story, a symbolic event or act may either point to another event in the story or to a greater reality outside the story.
Symbolic Place A symbolic place is at once a setting in the story and a representation of something else, often an ideal or great reality.
Tone The emotional color ro disposition of a story. Tone includes the author's attitudes and emotions as expressed in the story, and the consistent emotional mood of characters in the story.
Carpe De Poem A poem that emphasizes the shortness of life and the need to seize pleasure while living.
Confessional Mode A mode in which the purpose is to confess feelings, thoughts, and actions , often personal but sometimes those of a community. The confessional mood varies bu tis often one of longing and desperation.
Elegy A lyric poem about, often addressed to, and usually exalting a particular person with whom the speaker in the poem shares a close relationship.
Expressive Mode A mode in which the main purpose is simply to express personal thoughts and feelings.
Laudatory Mode A mood or attitude of celebration, usually with the purpose of praising something or someone.
Metaphysical Conceit An extended comparison that may govern part or all of a poem and is more notable for the intellectual ingeniousness or audacity of the connection drawn between two things than for the natural strength of the connection itself.
Meditative Mode A mode in which the purpose is to trun over a number of thoughts in a sequence, often in a mood of quiet personal contemplation.
Meter A measurable pattern of sounds in one or more line of verse.
Ode An exalted lyric poem that celebrates a dignified subject in a lofty style.
Self-examination Mode A mode in which the poet or speaker's purpose is to examine and often to evaluate his own thoughts, beliefs, feelings, and (or) the condition of his soul.
Stanza A group of lines which can be recognized as a separate unit in the overall pattern of a poem.
Created by: HeatherV