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The original Augustan Age was the brilliant literary period of Virgil, Horace and Ovidunder the Roman emperor Augustus (27 BC-AD 14. In the eigtheenth century and later, however, the term was ...

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Aestheticism, or the Aesthetic Movement, was a European phenomenon during the latter 19th century that had its chief headquarters in France. In opposition to the dominance of scientific thinking, and ...

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An alazon is one of the four stock characters whose interactions constitutes a standard plot in a play, an impostor and self-deceiving braggart. The other stock characters are the bomolochus, the ...

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An allegory is a narrative, whether in prose or in verse, in which the agents and actions, and sometimes the setting as well, are contrived by the author to make coherent sense on the "literal', or ...

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Ambiguity is applied to a fault in style, that is, the use of a vague or equivocal experssion when what is wanted is precision and particularity of reference. Alternative terms for this use of ...

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Anapestic: two unstressed syllables followed by a stressed syllable. For instance The cur | few tolls | the knell | of par | ting day. | (Thomas Gray, "Elegy written in a Country Churchyard") . The ...

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Antifoundationalism is the undermining of traditional claims for the existence of self-evident foundations that guarantee the validity of knowledge and truth, and establish the possibility of ...

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