Writing & Language: Paragraphs and Essays; Grammar and Sentence Structure; Poetry/Verse

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.

Parallel Structure/Parallelism
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.

Subject complement
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.

Metaphysical poetry
A term describing poetry that uses elaborate conceits, expresses the complexities of love and life, and is highly intellectual.

Mock Epic
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.