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novella

novella

/noʊˈvɛɫə/
noun
a work of fiction with an intermediate length, which could be considered a short novel

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epic

epic

/ˈɛpɪk/
noun
a long poem in narrative form giving an account of the extraordinary deeds and adventures of a nation's heroes or legends

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chronicle

chronicle

/ˈkɹɑnɪkəɫ/
noun
*** a work of fiction or nonfiction that describes a particular series of events

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ode

ode

/ˈoʊd/
noun
a lyric poem, written in varied or irregular metrical form, for a particular object, person, or concept

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parody

parody

/ˈpɛɹədi/
noun
a piece of writing, music, etc. that imitates the style of someone else in a humorous way

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fable

fable

/ˈfeɪbəɫ/
noun
a short story on morality with animal characters

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parable

parable

/ˈpɛɹəbəɫ/
noun
a short fictitious story with a moral or spiritual lesson, especially one told by Jesus Christ in the Gospels

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haiku

haiku

/ˈhaɪku/
noun
a Japanese poem with three unrhymed lines that have five, seven and five syllables each

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epigram

epigram

/ˈɛpəˌɡɹæm/
noun
a short poem or phrase that expresses a single thought satirically, often ending in a clever or humorous way

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saga

saga

/ˈsɑɡə/
noun
a long story of heroic actions and bravery in old Norse or Icelandic in the Middle Ages, or a modern narrative resembling such a narrative

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epigraph

epigraph

/ˈɛpɪɡɹˌæf/
noun
a short quotation or phrase that is written at the beginning of a book or any chapter of it, suggesting the theme

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limerick

limerick

/ˈɫɪmɝɪk/
noun
a humorous poem of five anapestic lines with a rhyme scheme of aabba

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lyricism

lyricism

/ˈɫɪɹɪˌsɪzəm/
noun
the creative and imaginative expression of powerful feelings in art, poetry, music, etc.

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prose

prose

/ˈpɹoʊz/
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spoken or written language in its usual form, in contrast to poetry

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oeuvre

oeuvre

/ˈɝv/, /ˈuvɹə/
noun
the collection of artistic or literary works produced by a particular painter, author, etc.

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motif

motif

/moʊˈtif/
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a subject, idea, or phrase that is repeatedly used in a literary work or musical composition

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characterization

characterization

/ˌkɛɹəktɝɪˈzeɪʃən/
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the way in which characters in a movie, book, etc. are created and represented by a writer

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antagonist

antagonist

/ænˈtæɡənəst/
noun
someone who strongly opposes another person or thing
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I always seem to be really into the antagonist in the show for some reason.

But, at the same time, I also end up really disliking the antagonist.

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protagonist

protagonist

/pɹoʊˈtæɡənəst/
noun
the main character in a movie, novel, TV show, etc.
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How often do you get a game with a deaf protagonist in it?

I am pretty positive that this guy is a hearing author but the protagonist is deaf.

It has the same dystopian ideas, but 1 - Deaf protagonist.

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to abridge

to abridge

/əˈbɹɪdʒ/
verb
to make a book, play, etc. short by omitting the details and including the main parts

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to depict

to depict

/dɪˈpɪkt/
verb
to describe or portray someone or something in words

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addendum

addendum

/əˈdɛndəm/
noun
a section of additional material that is usually added at the end of a book

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foreword

foreword

/ˈfɔɹˌwɝd/
noun
a short introductory section at the beginning of a book, usually written by someone other than the author

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afterword

afterword

/ˈæftɚwˌɜːd/
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a part at the end of a book including some final words that may not be written by the author

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stanza

stanza

/ˈstænzə/
noun
a series of lines in a poem, usually with recurring rhyme scheme and meter

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verse

verse

/ˈvɝs/
noun
a set of words that usually have a rhythmic pattern

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sonnet

sonnet

/ˈsɑnɪt/
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a verse of Italian origin that has 14 lines, usually in an iambic pentameter and a prescribed rhyme scheme

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gripping

gripping

/ˈɡɹɪpɪŋ/
adjective
exciting and intriguing in a way that attracts someone's attention

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concise

concise

/kənˈsaɪs/
adjective
giving a lot of information briefly and clearly
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well, probably do in little bullet form, keep it very just concise or to the point.

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canonical

canonical

/kəˈnɑnəkəɫ/
adjective
(of an author or literary work) accepted as highly acclaimed authors or pieces of literature, which are collectively referred to as the literary canon

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flowery

flowery

/ˈfɫaʊɝi/
adjective
(of writing or speech) full of literary or complicated words and phrases

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mannered

mannered

/ˈmænɝd/
adjective
behaving in an artificial way that is too formal, trying to impress others

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raunchy

raunchy

/ˈɹɔntʃi/
adjective
sexually explicit or morally obscene

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highbrow

highbrow

/ˈhaɪˌbɹaʊ/
adjective
scholarly and highly interested in cultural or artistic matters

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sequel

sequel

/ˈsikwəɫ/
noun
a book, movie, play, etc. that continues and extends the story of an earlier one

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codex

codex

/kˈoʊdɛks/
noun
an ancient book, written by hand, especially of scriptures, classics, etc.

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ghostwriter

ghostwriter

/ɡˈoʊstɹaɪɾɚ/
noun
an author whose work is published under someone else's name

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humorist

humorist

/ˈhjumɝəst/, /ˈhjumɝɪst/
noun
someone who is known for writing or telling humorous stories or jokes about real people and events

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tragedian

tragedian

/tɹædʒˈiːdiən/
noun
a playwright who writes tragedies

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man of letters

man of letters

/mˈæn ʌv lˈɛɾɚz/
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a male literary author or scholar

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satirist

satirist

/ˈsætɝəst/
noun
a person who writes or uses satires in order to criticize or humor someone or something

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