Critical Terms 1

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Critical Terms 1 - features terminology from The Bedford Glossary of Critical and Literary Terms . 1. Allegory : the presentation of an ABSTRACT idea through more CONCRETE means. 2. Archetype : the IMAGES, figures, CHARACTERS, types, SETTINGS, and STORY patterns that are universally shared by people across cultures. 3. Autobiography : A NARRATIVE account typically written by an individual that purports to depict his or her life and character (written for a PUBLIC audience). 4. Bildungsroman : a novel that recounts the DEVELOPMENT of an INDIVIDUAL from CHILDHOOD to MATURITY, to the point where the PROTAGONIST recognizes his or her PLACE in the WORLD. 5. Biography : A WRITTEN ACCOUNT OF THE LIFE OF A PERSON FROM BIRTH TO DEATH 6. Dystopia : The opposite of a UTOPIA (from the Greek word for "bad place"). 7. Epic : A long and formal NARRATIVE POEM written in an elevated style that recounts the adventures of a HERO of almost MYTHIC proportions, who often embodies the traits of a nation or people. 8.
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