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By Abrams, Meyer Howard; Harpham, Geoffrey Galt

First released fifty years in the past, A thesaurus OF LITERARY phrases continues to be an important textual content for all severe scholars of literature. Now absolutely up to date to mirror the most recent scholarship on contemporary and quickly evolving serious theories, the 10th version includes a entire thesaurus of crucial literary phrases offered as a chain of enticing essays that discover the phrases, position them in context, and recommend comparable entries and extra analyzing. This fundamental, authoritative, and hugely cheap reference covers phrases necessary in discussing literature and literary historical past, thought, and feedback. ideal as a center textual content for introductory literary conception or as a complement to any literature direction, this vintage paintings is a useful reference that scholars can proceed to exploit all through their educational careers

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May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. Due to electronic rights, some third party content may be suppressed from the eBook and/or eChapter(s). Editorial review has deemed that any suppressed content does not materially affect the overall learning experience. Cengage Learning reserves the right to remove additional content at any time if subsequent rights restrictions require it. BALLAD 23 B ballad: A short definition of the popular ballad (also called the folk ballad or traditional ballad) is that it is a song, transmitted orally, which tells a story.

With reference to modern books, “colophon” has come to mean, usually, the publisher’s emblem, such as a torch (Harper), an owl (Holt), or a ship (Viking). book history studies: Investigations of all the factors involved in the production, distribution, and reception of recorded texts. Separate stages in this process—especially with reference to literary texts—had for many centuries been subjects of inquiry; but as a defined, systematic, and widely recognized study of the overall process, book history did not emerge until the 1980s.

Byron uses anticlimax to deflate the wouldbe gallantry of Juan’s father: A better cavalier ne’er mounted horse, Or, being mounted, e’er got down again. battle rapping: 271. beast fable: 9. Beat writers: Beat writers identifies a loose-knit group of poets and novelists, in the second half of the 1950s and early 1960s, who shared a set of social attitudes—antiestablishment, antipolitical, anti-intellectual, opposed to the prevailing cultural, literary, and moral values, and in favor of unfettered selfrealization and self-expression.

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