Literature 101


ABOLITIONIST LITERATURE: body of writings condemning the practice of slavery. An example is Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

CACOPHONY:  the use of harsh, hissing or grating sound that is considered as unpleasant to hear.  Opposite of EUPHONY, which refers to the use of easy, melodious, and pleasant sounds.

CATALECTIC: a line in a poem that is lacking an expected unstressed syllable, especially in the final metrical  foot. 

          Acephalous: when the expected syllable is missing in the initial metrical foot Also known as headless line.

          Hypercatalectic: a line that contains one or more expected syllable. 

          Acatalectic:  a line that contains all the expected number of syllables.  Also known as normal line.

POETRY: Poetry is an imaginative awareness of experience expressed through meaning, sound, and rhythmic language choices so as to evoke an emotional response… (More in

SHORT STORY: a  narrative that is shorter than a novel at  5,000 to 10,000 words.

  • it  can be read in one sitting
  • it tells of a single incident happening in one setting  (slice of life)
  • follows a simple plot (limited action, limited number of characters)

One Response to “TERMINOLOGIES”

  1. mutawali jamal Says:

    wow! nice lagi ma’am. madali na lang on our part mag-research about our lessona kc you have your own website. jjejejejje

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