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Literary Terms Explained
Literary terminology can be extremely confusing and overwhelming to comprehend. From time to time, even I struggle with some of the terms. I feel that it is my duty to help make some of these terms easier to understand. I will go in alphabetical order; just please take your time and if you are still struggling, please let me know.
Accent – (c’s make an ‘s’ sound)
- A smell, generally enjoyable in nature and often found there as well… trust me.
- Also known as a penny… if you save 100 of them you will have a dollar.
Adverb – (Please note; the v is silent; its sole purpose is to make the word pretty.)
- Instructions often found in cooking, in an effort to improve taste and flavor.
Alliteration – A community of people who share common territory and often throw fast food wrappers out of car windows. This particular kin’ ation is frowned upon.
Analects – Who Ann chooses to vote for.
Anastrophe – Award given to one with either a particularly fancy fanny or one who acts like a fool.
Anticlimax – Symptom leading to the request of Viagra.
Arcadia – Utopian society; primarily for children, often involving quarters or tokens.
Assonance – Antonym for intelligence.
Avant-garde – What a fencing referee says at the start of a match, commonly heard in France.
Ballad - a device used to cast votes in an election. Yes, Ann uses this (Please see above; Analects)
Bard – The way Bambi pronounces ‘bird’ with Thumper’s help. (Please refer to clip below)
Baroque – When one has absolutely no money or is penniless. This person does not have accent (please see above)
Canticum- What the doctor asks the wife of the patient seeking medical attention, prior to his anticlimactic diagnosis.
Canto – Often a response to ‘cannot’ often in a derogatory tone; sometimes followed by the prefix ‘yesi’ or ‘imostcertainly’.
Climax – The intended results after diagnosis and treatment of anticlimactic disorder (Please see above)
Consonance – All letters that are not classified as vowels.
Copyright – Inquiry preceding ‘pasteright?’ Other alternantive would be ‘cutright?’
Dialogue- Sometimes done in craft projects.
Dimeter – One who eats ten-cent coins.
Essay – Another word for homeboy, usually preceded by ‘yo’, particularly popular in the taco-eating regions.
Ethos – Inquiry, usually made by one who is hungry in regards to uneaten food, to another. Usually preceded by ‘You gonna’
Farce – A measure of great distance. Example: There were pumpkins as ‘farce’ the eye could see!
To be continued...
I'm going to stop there for now; I don't want anyone to hurt themselves as that would be counterproductive.