The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms (2nd by Chris Baldick

By Chris Baldick

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Title note: Now published as name Oxford Dictionary of Literary phrases
Publish 12 months note: First released in 1990. reproduction is moment variation released 2001

The best-selling Oxford Dictionary of Literary phrases (formerly the Concise dictionary) presents transparent, concise, and sometimes witty definitions of the main challenging literary phrases from abjection to zeugma. it truly is a necessary reference device for college kids of literature in any language.

With over 1,000 entries, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Literary phrases includes the entire such a lot taxing literary phrases that readers may possibly stumble upon. transparent and pleasing factors are given for phrases similar to multi-accentuality, postmodernism, and hypertext. The dictionary additionally presents wide assurance of conventional drama, rhetoric, literary background, and textual feedback. This variation comprises worthwhile suggestion on additional interpreting for fairly complicated phrases, in addition to invaluable pronunciation publications on over two hundred terms.

Fully up to date to incorporate phrases that experience develop into in demand in literature within the previous few years, from cyberpunk to antanaclasis, the second one variation is ingeniously designed to take on the fewer noticeable phrases that scholars and common readers will come upon.

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A variant form is long measure or long metre, in which all four lines have four stresses, and in which the rhyme scheme aabb is sometimes also used. See also short measure. commonplace book, not a dull or trite book, as the usual sense of 'commonplace' would suggest, but a writer's notebook in which interesting ideas and quotations are collected for further reflection and possible future use. In this sense, a commonplace is a remark or written passage that is worth remembering or quoting. Notable examples of 47 conceit commonplace books that have been published include Ben Jonson's Timber (1640) and W.

The *PETRARCHAN conventions of the blazon include a listing of parts from the hair down, and the use of *HYPERBOLE and * SIMILE in describing lips like coral, teeth like pearls, and so on. These conventions are mocked in Shakespeare's famous sonnet, 'My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun'. Bloomsbury group, a loose *COTERIE of writers linked by friendship to the homes of Vanessa Stephen (from 1907 Vanessa Bell) and her sister Virginia (from 1912 Virginia Woolf) in Bloomsbury—the university quarter of London near the British Museum—from about 1906 to the late 1930s.

Chorus, a group of singers distinct from the principal performers in a dramatic or musical performance; also the song or * REFRAIN that they sing. In classical Greek *TRAGEDY a chorus of twelve or fifteen masked performers would sing, with dancing movements, a commentary on the action of the play, interpreting its events from the standpoint of traditional wisdom. This practice appears to have been derived from the choral lyrics of religious festivals. The Greek tradition of choral *LYRIC includes the *DITHYRAMB, the *PAEAN, and the choral *ODES of Pindar.

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