Humanities 202/212 Literary Terms
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These are some terms that you should know for discussion of the texts in this class:
 
sonnet  English / Shakespearean sonnet quatrain  couplet  lyric 
metaphor  Italian / Petrarchan sonnet  octave  sestet  rhythm
rhyme scheme  Petrarchan Conceit  simile  chiasmus  irony 
imagery symbol / symbolism  oxymoron  paradox theme
point of view: selective omniscient omniscient objective autoethnography
plot:  denouement exposition climax conflict 
character  foreshadowing setting  tone mood
slant rhyme villanelle apostrophe ode elegy
Negritude reverse minstrel show autobiography folk tale myth
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