Short literary Terms

 *💫Most Important Terms in Literature🔥* 

🌷Comedy

it is a type of drama in which characters amuse the audience and it ends happily .

🌷Classical

Classical means a piece of literature that shows the traditions and modes of Greek and Latin writings.

🌷Antithesis

It means reversal of something It describes the opposite of something or someone.  

🌷Allusion 

It is used for direct reference it can be an idea,person or piece of text.

🌷Allegory

 It is used to reveal the true story or hidden meanings.In this type of term characters stand for an abstract idea.Its purpose is to moralize people.   

🌷Alliteration

It is a stylistics device used to describe the the repetition of a consonant in 2 or more words.

🌷Ballad

It is a form of verse.It is a poem or song which describes the story in stanzas.

🌷Biography

It is the type of literature genre in which history of a person’s life written by one else.

🌷Blank Verse

It is the type of verse written in iambic pentameter.there is no any rhyme pattern that is why it is called Blank verse.

🌷Auto-Biography

It is bio data of one’s life written by the same person.

●Act

It is the important division of  a play .In which we can see rising action, climax and resolution of the play.

●Canto

It is the type of poetic term  in which long poems divided into many sections .

●Chorus

Chorus were very important in Greek plays they were stand for group of singers who narrates the circumstances and used to comment on the pathetic conditions of a tragic hero.

●Catharsis

It is the purification of feelings and emotions in tragedy and arouses the elements of pity and fear in audience.

●Catastrophe

It is the end of the hero or downfall of the tragic hero in a tragedy. 

●Didactic

It is the type of poetry used to aim at teaching something  instructional to its readers. 

●Dirge

It is the kind of song that expresses mourning or grief.

●Diction

It is the use or choice of words,selection of words in literary work 

●Dialect

It can be a language of specific area or a group of people .

》Difference between drama and novel

Drama is for performance while a novel is for reading. 

●Epic

It is long poem.It  has grand style and always have supernatural characters.Paradise Los by Milton.

●Epilogue

It can be the concluding part of a play novel or poem .

●Fable 

It is the kind of story that describes the story based on  morality. 

●Farce

It is a comic work aim to provoke laughter in audience. 

●Foot

It is the basic unit of meter in poem.It is usually contains one stressed syllable .

●Fiction

It is the type of prose fiction in which imaginations plays an important part. 

●Genre

it refers to a classification of English literature.

●Hyperbole

It  is taken from Greek word which means over-casting .It is a figure of speech writers used to exaggerate thing.

●Limerick

It is the kind of poem which has five line  stanza.

●Metaphysical Poetry

It is highly philosophical poetry.it discusses the maters of love and existence of life.It was first coined by Samuel Johnson.

●Metaphor

Metaphor is a figure of speech that describes the things or objects,actions that is not true literally true .

●Novelette

It is extensive than a short story and less than a novel.

●Ode

It is a lyric poem which deals with serious matters.

●Prologue

it is the beginning of a fiction or a drama.

●Romanticism

It was movement  in literature which stands for reason and focuses on emotions and feelings.

     

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