Literary Terms - L

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Term applied to Wordsworth, Coleridge and Southy. Derives from the name of an area of natural beuaty in northern England
Lake Poets
An expression of deep regret or sorrow for the loss of a person or position
Lament
A word, phrase or grammatical construction based on a Latin form or model
Latinism
A religious poem or song adapted from the liturgy
Lauda
A short narrative or lyrical poem intended to be sung
Lay
A traditional story sometimes popularly regarded as historical but not authenticated
Legend
A musical term which first used in a literary context by Thomas Mann and used it to denote a recurrent theme or unit. For example, the hunted man and betrayal in the novels of Graham Greene
Leitmotif
The term for the actual vocabulary of the author
Lexis
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When the stress falls evenly on two syllables in the same word e.g. buckwheat; gang plank
Level stress
The text of an opera or operetta
Libretto
A loose term for plays which are airy, graceful, amusing and light-hearted
Light Comedy
Stress on a word which is not normally accented in speech. Extensively used in Poe's The Raven
Light Stress
The scientific study of language
Linguistics
A formal structural division in a poem, normally classified according to the number of feet it contains
Line
A figure of speech that uses understatement to emphasize a point by stating a negative to further affirm a positive, often incorporating double negatives for effect
Litotes
A word imported from another language
Loan Word
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