Literary Lingo

It’s time for some Literary Lingo.

Today’s word is:

Biographical criticism

An approach to literature which suggests that knowledge of the author’s life experiences can aid in the understanding of his or her work. While biographical information can sometimes complicate one’s interpretation of a work, and some formalist critics (such as the New Critics) disparage the use of the author’s biography as a tool for textual interpretation, learning about the life of the author can often enrich a reader’s appreciation for that author’s work.

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Writing Picture Prompt!

An overview of Cambodia's 11th century Hindu Preah Vihear temple, UNESCO's World Heritage, is seen in Preah Vihear province, about 245 kilometres north of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

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Writing Picture Prompt

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Words of the Day

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telegenic
-well-suited to the medium of television; especially : having an appearance and manner that are markedly attractive to television viewers

whimsical
-Determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason.

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Literary Lingo

It’s time for some Literary Lingo.

Today’s word is: Apologue

 A moral fable, usually featuring personified animals or inanimate objects which act like people to allow the author to comment on the human condition. Often, the apologue highlights the irrationality of mankind. The beast fable, and the fables of Aesop are examples. Some critics have called Samuel Johnson’s Rasselas an apologue rather than a novel because it is more concerned with moral philosophy than with character or plot.

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Words of the Day

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lobscouse
-a sailor’s dish of stewed or baked meat with vegetables and hardtack

outstrip
-(verb) Be or do something to a greater degree.

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Writing Picture Prompt

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Literary Lingo

It’s time for some Literary Lingo.

Today’s word is:

Book Remainders

Where a publisher has too much stock of a book so they sell it at low price.

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Literary Lingo

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Today’s word is:
Free verse

Also called open form poetry, free verse refers to poems characterized by their nonconformity to established patterns of meter, rhyme, and stanza. Free verse uses elements such as speech patterns, grammar, emphasis, and breath pauses to decide line breaks, and usually does not rhyme.

Published in: on February 8, 2011 at 9:47 am  Leave a Comment  

Writing Picture Prompt

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