1) n. A brief paragraph that summarizes a long work of scholarship or research 2) adj. Dealing with or tending to deal with a subject apart from a particular or specific instance
A brief explanation, summary, or evaluation of a text or work of literature
A list of works cited or otherwise relevant to a particular subject
A detailed analysis or interpretation of a work of prose or poetry
The interpretation or analysis of a text
A forceful sermon, lecture, or tirade
A lecture or sermon on a religious or moral theme meant to guide human behavior
A version of a text put into simpler, everyday words or summarized for brevity
Active and Passive Voice
A verb is in the active voice when it expresses an action performed by its subject. A verb is in the passive voice when it expresses an action performed upon its subject or when the subject is the result of the action
A word to which a pronoun refers
A structural element of a sentence, consisting of a grammatical subject and a predicate
Ellipsis, Elliptical Construction
Three periods (..
.) indicating the omission of words in a thought or quotation. An elliptical construction is a sentence containing a deliberate omission of words
Loose and Periodic Sentences
Loose sentence: a sentence that follows the customary word order of English sentences, i.e.
, subject-verb-object. Periodic sentence: a sentence that departs from the usual word order of English sentences by expressing its main thought only at the end.
Mood of verbs
The emotional tone or prevailing atmosphere in a work of literature or other discourse.
The structure required for expressing two or more grammatical elements of equal rank. Coordinate ideas, compared and contrasted ideas, and correlative constructions call for parallel construction.
The part of a sentence that is not the grammatical subject. It often says something about the subject.
The name of a grammatical unit that is comprised of predicate nominatives and predicate adjectives.
The organization of language into meaningful structure, every sentence has a particular syntax, or pattern of words.
A poet, in olden times, a performer who told heroic stories to musical accompaniment
A poem or prose selection that laments or meditates on the passing or death of someone or something of value.
A narrative poem that tells of the adventures and exploits of a hero.
A lyric poem or passage that describes a kind of ideal life or place.
A term describing poetry that uses elaborate conceits, expresses the complexities of love and life, and is highly intellectual.
A parody of traditional epic form.
A lyric poem usually marked by serious, respectful, and exalted feelings toward the subject.
A work of literature dealing with rural life.