Literary Terms


Bathos - moving quickly from an elevated topic or sentiment to a ridiculous, comic or banal one.

Deconstrctionist - an approach to critisism which employs close analysis of a text in an attemp to unpick it and find a plurality of meanings within it.

Intertextuality - explicit or implicit reference to ther texts within a work of literature.

Jargon - specialist words and vocabulary connected toa particular topic.

Juxtaposition - the placing together of two or more, usually contrasting, ideas.

Metanarrative - a narrative that is aware of its ow status as an idea, often used as a frame for more…


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