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eschew get rid of
obfuscation confusion
quotidian everyday commonplace
manifesto a public declaration of principles, policies, intentions.
literature writing of recognized artistic value that gives us a picture of the way things are and a vision for how they ought to be
expurgate to remove erroneous, vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable material from a book before publication
appropriate to take possession of or make use of exclusively for oneself
transience passing with time, transitory, remaining briefly
mutability capable of or subject to change or alteration
satire using humor, wit, and irony to constructively examine a subject that matters.
verbal irony when what is said is different from what is meant
persona The mask the writer assumes
virtue moral excellence, righteousness, goodness: prudence, temperance, courage, justice, faith, hope, love
vice an evil, degrading, immoral practice or habit: greed, gluttony, lust, envy, pride, anger, sloth
nominal in name only
disinterested having no bias, no self-interest in the matter
hedonism pursuit of or devotion to pleasure
dramatic irony when we as audience know something a character(s) on stage does not. It changes how we perceive and react
foil in literature a person who, by contrast, enhances the distinctive characteristics of another.
allusion in literature, a casual reference to a famous historical or literary figure or event
illusion an erroneous perception of reality
volta the turn in thought from question to answer or problem to solution in a sonnet
metaphor an implied comparison of two unlike things
magical realism a magical/unreal element is inserted in an otherwise realistic story, which helps us see reality better
litotes a figure of speech consisting of understatement in which an affirmative is expressed by negating its opposite
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