Unformatted text preview: and hexameter. mood the controlling atmosphere of a work, which may be tense, uplifting, sad, or a blend of atmospheres. motif an obvious pattern of events, characters, or themes. naturalism a type of literary study that depicts humans as animals controlled by heredity and environment, but not by supernatural forces or gods. octave a set of eight lines of verse; an octet. ode a lengthy ceremonial stanza that studies a single dignified subject and theme. onomatopoeia an echo word or phrase that imitates the sound it represents, as with gurgle, thump, hum, and snort. paean a tribute or praise song. tone the author's attitude toward a work and its audience — for example, cynical, earnest, or objective. vignette a brief scenario....
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.
- Fall '08