Literary Lingo

It’s time for some Literary Lingo.

Today’s word is:┬áMelodrama

A term applied to any literary work that relies on implausible events and sensational action for its effect. The conflicts in melodramas typically arise out of plot rather than characterization; often a virtuous individual must somehow confront and overcome a wicked oppressor. Usually, a melodramatic story ends happily, with the protagonist defeating the antagonist at the last possible moment. Thus, melodramas entertain the reader or audience with exciting action while still conforming to a traditional sense of justice.

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Words of the Day

I subscribe to several word of the days so you don’t have to. Here are todays, Words of the Day. Try to use them in your writing. Be sure to visit my other helpful pages for writers; Literary Lingo and Writing Picture Prompts!

ineluctable –
not to be avoided, changed, or resisted : inevitable
fossick –
1 : Australian & New Zealand : to search for gold or gemstones typically by picking over abandoned workings
2 : chiefly Australian & New Zealand a : to search about : rummage
b : to search for by or as if by rummaging : ferret out

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