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L IT T ERMS P ROJECT By: Aryn Grywusiewicz Period 7 AP Lit
B ILDUNGSROMAN a novel about the moral and psychological growth of the main character Example: The Buddha of Suburbia by Hanif Kureishi
C HORUS the part of a drama sung or spoken by the chorus From The Oedipus Trilogy: Sweet-voiced daughter of Zeus from thy gold- paved Pythian shrine Wafted to Thebes divine, What dost thou bring me?My soul is racked and shivers with fear. (Healer of Delos,hear!) Hast thou some pain unknown before, Or with the circling years renewest a penance of yore? Offspring of golden Hope, thou voice immortal, O tell me.
D EUS EX M ACHINA a god introduced by means of a crane in ancient Greek and Roman drama to decide the final outcome In the Edgar Allan Poe story The Pit and the Pendulum, the unnamed narrator has just been pushed over the edge of the bottomless pit when he reaches up and grabs the arm of the general who has led the French army to seize the fortress where the narrator has been imprisoned.
H UBRIS exaggerated pride or self-confidence Odysseus' ten year journey home was the result of hubris: after blinding the Cyclops, he mockingly declared his name to the monster as he escaped. This allowed the Cyclops to call upon his father Poseidon for help and curse him.
P ROLOGUE the preface or introduction to a literary work Romeo and Juliet: Two households, both alike in dignity, 2 In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, 3 From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, 4 Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. 5 From forth the fatal loins of these two foes 6 A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life; 7 Whose misadventured piteous overthrows 8 Do with their death bury their parents' strife. 9 The fearful passage of their death-mark'd love, 10 And the continuance of their parents' rage, 11 Which, but their children's end, nought could remove, 12 Is now the two hours' traffic of our stage; 13 The which if you with patient ears attend, 14 What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend.
S YNTAX the way in which linguistic elements (as words) are put together to form constituents (as phrases or clauses. "Whose woods these are I think I know."