Glossary and Summary of English Vocab and Literary Terms

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A glossary for literary terms and vocab for a level english literature

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Glossary and Summary of English Vocab and Literary Terms
1 Bildungsroman
1.1 A novel that deals with one person's growing up, formative years and moral or spiritual development
2 Free Indirect Thought
2.1 A narrative's technique where a character's thought processes form part of the narrative.
3 Counter-cultural
3.1 One who beliefs and behaviour differ from the mainstream views held at the time
4 Magic Realism
4.1 A genre of writing where magic or unreal events create a representation of an otherwise realistic world (e.g. Harry Potter)
5 Imagery Patterns
6 Antagonist
6.1 Protagonist
6.2 Anti-hero
6.3 Demotic
6.3.1 This refers to ordinary people
7 Dystopian
7.1 The opposite of Utopian - a society in which people are disjointed and unhappy
8 Confessional
8.1 Confessional writing is deeply personal and intimate in its details
9 Free Indirect Speech
9.1 Speech that is embedded in a narrative, so it is unattributed and a report of the speech rather than the actualy words
10 Modernist/Modernism
11 Motif (Theme)
12 Panthestic/Pantheism
12.1 The belief in many Gods (e.g. Leo's belief in the zodiacs)
13 Patriarchy/Patriarchal
13.1 A system of society or government controlled by men
14 Pre-lapsarian
14.1 Before the loss of innocence
15 Dysphemism
15.1 The opposite of euphemism - where the grim reality is foregrounded, or exaggerated, rather than politelty avoided. (May war novels use this)
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