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Of or pertaining to the art of writing in any form or style, most especially published works.

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Literature; Poetry

A medieval narrative poem or tale typically describing the downfall of a great person; a drama, usually in verse, portraying a conflict between a strong-willed protagonist and a ...

tragic hero

Literature; Poetry

See hamartia


Literature; Poetry

A metrical foot of three short syllables.


Literature; Poetry

A line of verse consisting of three metrical feet or three dipodies.


Literature; Poetry

The poet's or persona's attitude in style or expression toward the subject, e.g., loving, ironic, bitter, pitying, fanciful, solemn, etc. Tone can also refer to the overall mood ...


Literature; Poetry

The central idea, topic, or didactic quality of a work.


Literature; Poetry

The first part of an antithetical figure of speech; also, the unaccented or shorter part of a poetic foot.