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New Woman Movement and Writing

New Woman was a feminist ideal that was profoundly influential on 19th and 20th-century literature, as well as broader feminist beliefs.

Folklore

Folklore refers to stories that people tell. These include folk stores, fairy tales, urban legends, and more. 

Ethos

Ethos is one of the three modes of persuasion, along with logos and pathos. In rhetoric, it refers to an argument that appeals to the audience through empathizing with the speaker’s credibility.

Speaker in Poetry

The speaker in a piece of poetry might be the poet, an imagined character, a creature or even an object.

Extended Metaphor

An extended metaphor is a literary term that refers to a long metaphorical comparison that can last an entire poem.

Morpheme

A morpheme is the smallest meaningful part of any language. It might be a word, or it might be part of a word.

In Medias Res

In Medias Res refers to the narration of a story beginning part through events, skipping over the exposition.

Periphrasis

Periphrasis occurs when the writer chooses to use more words than necessary to talk about a subject. It occurs in a variety of situations.

Critique

A critique is defined as an evaluation of something, whether that be visual or literary arts. It analyzes all of the writer’s choices.

Paronomasia

Paronomasia occurs when a writer intentionally creates confusion by using similar-sounding words.

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