Literary Terms - J

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A form of nonsense; untelligible speech of writing
Jabberwocky
The period of King James I (1603-25)
Jacobean
Technical vocabuary which sounds like a 'secret language' to non-specialists
Jargon
Poetry which is recited to the accompaniment of music by artists such as Steve Allen, Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock
Jazz Poetry
A tale of woe; a sustained complaint; a prolonged railing against the world, the times, the estate of man and God.
Jeremiad
An epigram, witticism or brief flight of fancy, urbanely expressed. Master of wit Oscar Wilde was particularly adept at these
jeu d'esprit
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A verse with a catchy rhythm, empathic rhyme and alliteration
Jingle
In the style of manner of Samuel Johnson (1709-84). That is, characterized by grand, lapidary language, balanced phrases, sentences and periods, etc..
Johnsonian
A paper, periodical or magazine, often of a academic nature
Journal
A manner of non-fiction writing which uses ready-made phrases and formulas, and which breeds its own clichés in abundance
Journalese
Works done in one's youth
Juvenilia
Physical or intellectual pleasure, delight, or ecstasy
Jouissance
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