Practical Criticism

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Allegory
When people/actions/objects represent other meanings or ideas. (e.g: pig in Orwell's Animal Farm).
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Alliteration
Repetition of a consonant sound "faltering forward".
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Allusion
A reference to a person, place or incidengt outside the text or another literary work
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Ambiguity
Blurred meanings/possibility of multiple meanings.
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Archaism
The se of old or out-dated language.
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Assonance
Repetition of vowel sounds "killed, cold, culled".
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Bathos
Anti-climax: intentional or unintentional
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binary opposition
two terms that represent the opposites: light/dark, good/evil.
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Burlesque
mocks the whole style of writing.
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Caesura
A pause in a line of poetry.
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Catharsis
Emotional release that occurs at the end of tragedy.
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Conceit
An elaborate metaphor which compares two very different things (The Flea by John Donne, comparing himself and his lover to a flea).
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Connotation
suggest the meaning of... (example: black connotes depression).
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Didactic
A work that deals with morals, philosophy and religion.
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Dramatic Irony
Audience knows what the characters do not.
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elegy
Poem and loss and mourning of a dead person/lost ideal.
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Epic
A long narrative Poem with heroic subject atter written in an elevated style.
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epigram
A short, witty saying found in all forms of literature.
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Epistle
A literary work in the form of letters.
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euphony
pleasant or melodious language.
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Figuaritive language
Uses figures of speech
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Repetition of a consonant sound "faltering forward".

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Alliteration

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A reference to a person, place or incidengt outside the text or another literary work

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Blurred meanings/possibility of multiple meanings.

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The se of old or out-dated language.

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